2023 State of the Guard

  • Published
  • By Mr. Mitch Topal
  • 166th Airlift Wing

The Delaware National Guard and MG Michael Berry, Adjutant General for the Delaware National Guard, host members of the community for the 2023 State of the Guard at the Army Aviation Facility on February 24, 2023. During the presentation, the 2023 Warrior Friendly Large and Small Business Awards were presented to Bloom Energy and Orth Financial Group. In addition, the 287th Army Band appointed Dr. Voni Perrine from the Odessa High School as the units new Honorary Commander.

The Guard continues to provide local support throughout the state on everything from COVID-19 to storm response, as well as the fight overseas. Your Hometown Force stands ready, willing, and able to serve our state and nation.

The facility is home to four aviation units whose mission ranges from Air Assault and Movement to Medical Evacuation, Search and Rescue, and Humanitarian Aid. The units also participate in interagency training. The force operates, maintains, and flies the UH-60 Black Hawk, the Army’s utility tactical transport helicopter.

Following Berry’s briefing community members enjoyed a tour of the facility and Army Aviation’s Black Hawks.