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.
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.