Army Guard updates aviation capabilities
By Don Peek, Public Affairs
/ Published December 13, 2010
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- The Georgia Army National Guard's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 151st Aviation, received three new UH-72A Lakota helicopters to be added to their aviation fleet in a delivery ceremony held here Dec. 3.
The helicopters will prove to be invaluable to the guard by increasing capabilities for homeland security and homeland defense, search and rescue missions, disaster response as well as assisting in local law enforcement missions. The UH-72A Lakota will be replacing the aging fleet of OH-58C Kiowa aircraft.
The Lakota was cited by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition as one of the top five "model" acquisition programs within the Department of Defense.