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The Vermont National Guard is home to C Company 3-126th Aviation (Air Ambulance.) C Company is a Medical Aviation unit which flies two different Airframes the UH-60 Blackhawk and the OH-58 Kiowa. Every member of aviation, from pilots to crew chiefs to mechanics, is vital to accomplishing a mission. Every helicopter has its own team of mechanics to ensure it’s always running efficiently.

 

Training:

Job training for soldiers in the Aviation Branch consists of ten weeks of Basic Combat Training (BCT) plus 9-24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, depending on your specialty. For some jobs, these will be combined into One Station Unit Training (OSUT). You will learn essential soldiering and warrior skills, spending time in the field and the classroom, and specialize in the inspection and repair of aircraft engines and equipment.

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The aircraft powertrain repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft powertrain systems. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft powertrain repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.


JOB DUTIES

·         Repair powertrain quills, transmission adapting parts, rotary-wing hubs and tanks

·         Disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, balance and align powertrain systems

·         Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials

·         Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts


Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

Det 2 C Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington


 

The aircraft powerplant repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft powerplant repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

 

JOB DUTIES

•             Maintain engine assemblies and engine systems

•             Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions

•             Perform limited maintenance operational checks

•             Use and maintain common/special tools

•             Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts


Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

Det 2 C Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington

Det 1 D Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington

The UH-60 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of UH-60 helicopters (also known as Black Hawks). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, UH-60 helicopter repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

 

JOB DUTIES

  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
  • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
  • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
  • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

Company C 3/126th Aviation Battalion - South Burlington

Det 2 C Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington

Det 1 D Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington

ARNG OP SPT Airlift Fligth Det - South Burlington

The aircraft electrician is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft electrical systems. They ensure that the electrical systems on airplanes and helicopters are properly maintained and repaired.

 

JOB DUTIES

 

·         Diagnose malfunctions in electrical and electronic components

·         Maintain electrical/electronic elements of assemblies and nickel-cadmium batteries

·         Use and maintain common/special tools

·         Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials

·         Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts

 

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

 

Det 1 D Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington

The aircraft structural repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on aircraft structures. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft structural repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

JOB DUTIES

  • Repair/replace aircraft structural components according to drawings, blueprints, directives, technical manuals and safety procedures
  • Fabricate structural parts using metal-forming techniques and fiberglass materials
  • Make repairs to transparent plastic windows and enclosures
  • Balance fixed-wing aircraft controls and apply primers/paints on aircraft surfaces
  • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable/hazardous materials

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

Det 2 C Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington

The avionic mechanic performs maintenance on tactical communications security, communication, navigation and flight control equipment.

 

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform maintenance checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionic and controlled cryptographic equipment
  • Maintain common/special tools and equipment
  • Troubleshoot equipment and diagnose repairs
  • Maintain shop and bench stock for aircraft avionic equipment

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

Det 1 D Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington


The aviation operations specialist is primarily responsible for scheduling and dispatching tactical aircraft missions. They help operate one of the largest fleets of aircraft in the world and keep them running safely and efficiently.

 

JOB DUTIES

  • Process local and cross-country flight clearances
  • Check accuracy of flight plans and coordinate them
  • Maintain flight logs on incoming/outgoing flights and individual flight records
  • Alert crash crews of emergencies
  • Interpret and post weather reports

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

Company C 3/126th Aviation Battalion - South Burlington

Det 3 HHC 3/126th SPT Aviation Battalion - South Burlington

Det 2 C Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington

Det 1 D Company 1-224th Aviation Service and Support Battalion – South Burlington

ARNG OP SPT Airlift Fligth Det - South Burlington


Control sky traffic from takeoff to landing. Your attention to detail must be superb, and your ability to multitask must be even better. Control the movement of multimillion-dollar equipment, while ensuring that troops and machinery all arrive and depart safely.

 

JOB DUTIES

Control air and ground traffic

Install or relocate air traffic control facilities

Process flight plan data, maintain logs and collect tape recordings


Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

HQ 86th IBCT - Jericho