Army Aviation

New Mexico Army National Guard Airlifts Dinosaur Fossils

dino1The New Mexico Army National Guard was involved in a civil-military community support project from October 28-29, helping the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Aviation, infantry and transportation Soldiers worked to prepare, airlift and transport 65-million-year-old Pentaceratops dinosaur fossils from the Bisti and Ah-Shi-Sle-pah Wilderness Areas to the museum in Albuquerque, N.M. Infantrymen with the 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry worked together with the museum and Bureau of Land Management staff to flip over 4,500 and 5,500 pound plaster casts into cargo nets and then secure the nets for airlift. Pilots and Crew Chiefs of Company C, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation lifted the sling loads and placed them next to a HEMMT wrecker for the 1116th Transportation Company to drive to the museum. Great team work! 

These photos were originally found here.