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History
Minnesota National Guard
Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment

Last vehicle out of Iraq

UH-60 Black Hawks from Minnesota Army National Guard C. Co. 2-211 General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) Air Ambulance attached to 3rd Marine Air Wing are parked and are waiting to assume the mission in Al Asad Air Base, Iraq on Oct. 11.

Unit Information

C Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance) is an Army National Guard aeromedical evacuation company headquartered at the Training and Community Center in St. Cloud. The unit flies the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to provide aeromedical evacuation support during federal deployments and state active duty missions and operate out of the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF #2) at the St. Cloud airport. C Co. has detachments in Waterloo, IA and Salina, Kan. The 2-211th Battalion Headquarters is out of Utah.

Unit fact sheet.pdf

State Active Duty 2007

At 7:27 p.m. on the night of August 1st, 2007, one C Co 35W Bridge Collapse UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter was deployed from the AASF in St. Paul to conduct hoist and personnel rescue operations at the site of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

The crew on call that night included Chief Warrant 4 Jeffrey Pratt, Chief Warrant 5 Steve Shoemaker, Sgt. John Dickison, and Staff Sgt. Rudy Gomez.
Photo courtesy 5 EYEWITNESS News / KSTP-TV

OIF/OEF Deployment 2008

In August 2008, C Co, 2-211th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance) mobilized for deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. To begin their deployment, C Company supported the U. S. Marine Corps out of Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq.

C Company, "Northstar Dustoff," MEDEVAC mission in support of the Marines in western Iraq was a unique and autonomous mission. With the primary mission of providing lifesaving aeromedical evacuation services throughout Al Anbar Province, C Company's pilots, medics, crew chiefs, and support personnel demonstrated incredible dedication and resourcefulness throughout the deployment.

In April 2009, one of the unit's MEDEVAC teams was re-missioned to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom based out of Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan.

C Company had performed approximately 1000 MEDEVAC missions, providing lifesaving evacuation services to over 1500 patients. Through a combined effort of aircraft maintainers, aircraft fuelers, flight operations personnel, and flight crews, over 3,500 flight hours were flown. C Company's fuelers provided support to the Marine's helicopter fleet as well, delivering over 200,000 gallons of fuel to aircraft.

C Co. proudly served their country in the efforts to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan and dedicated themselves to mission success on two fronts until returning home in late July 2009. The adaptability and dedication demonstrated by every Soldier in C Company was a true testament to the outstanding Soldiers of Minnesota, Iowa, Georgia, and Arizona.

"When We Have Your Wounded"

Accomplishments:
- 300 MEDEVAC missions
- Lifesaving evacuation services for over 500 patients
- Over 1,700 flight hours
- Delivered over 200,000 gallons of aviation fuel

In April 2009, one of the unit's MEDEVAC teams was re-missioned to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

C Co returned to St. Paul July 2009.

OEF Deployment 2012

C Company deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in July 2012 and are headquartered in Shindand, Afghanistan.


Community Connections

Unit Address: 1710 Veterans Drive St Cloud, MN 56303
Unit Telephone: 651.282.4292
Recruiter Telephone: 320.980.5852
Family Readiness Group: 651.282.4292


Unit Patch  Unit Crest
Minnesota National Guard Leadership

TAG  CSM
Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen.
Jon A. Jensen
Generally Speaking
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham
On Center Ice
Unit Command Structure

Joint Force Headquarters
- 34th ID
- - 34th CAB

- 35th ID (while deployed)
- - 2nd Battalion, 211th GSAB
- - - C Co, 2-211th Air Ambulance

Unit Leadership

Commander  1SG
Maj. Shannon Gregory
Commander,
C Co., 2-211
1st Sgt. John Thompson
1st Sgt.
C Co., 2-211
Major Unit Equipment

UH-60 Black Hawk

See the list of major equipment used by the Minnesota National Guard.
Unit Occupational Specialties

15P, Aviation Operations Specialist

15T, UH-60 Helicopter Repairer

68W, Combat Medic

See the complete list of specialties in the Minnesota National Guard.
Unit Links

34th Infantry Division Association

35th Infantry Division Association

Family Support

Family Readiness Group

C Co. 2-211 GSAB History

Task Force 34, OIF 08-10 website

Aviation Careers
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Unit Friends and Family

 
Unit Articles

Friends, family send off Minnesota National Guard unit to Afghanistan
07/20/2012

Minnesota National Guard aviation company schedules departure ceremony Friday
07/18/2012

Aviation Brigade treated to full cuisine
07/20/2010

Reintegration event for Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Air Ambulance Aviation Regiment, and Marine Wing Support Squadron 471 Headquarters
09/18/2009

C Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment 30-Day Reintegration Event
08/28/2009

C Company, 2-211th Returns Home
27 July, 2009

Seventy Soldiers from C Company 2-211th Return from Iraq and Afghanistan
21 July, 2009

'Dust Offs' Transition from Iraq to Afghanistan
April 13, 2009

$37.2 million Guard helicopter base will help maintain fleet
March 18, 2009

Air Ambulance on Standby Throughout Anbar"
March 27, 2009

Band of Brothers
February 11, 2009

 
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