A Look at the UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopter

Army National Guard helicopter maintenance in Minnesota and Iraq

I discussed Army National Guard Aviation as a career with the AASF maintenance officer Major Jeff Merricks. Merricks explains that in the past there was very little turnover of technicians, but today there is more. Merricks concludes by saying, "Don’t exclude the National Guard as an aviation career. The pay and benefits are good when compared to many civilian jobs these days. This can be much more than a one weekend per month job. It’s the best-kept secret in aviation careers."

From the editor. AMT extends a sincere thanks to all the maintenance technicians at the St. Paul AASF who participated in this article and for their service to this country. Most had deployed to Iraq on at least one occasion and some twice. During my visit the next deployment of Minnesota National Guard was being finalized.


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