A military video of a Coast Guard aircrew medevac an infant with a head injury, and a battlefield video of Medal of Honor recipient Cpt. William Swenson directing the evacuation of critically injured troops during the ferocious Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan headline this week's Heroes in Action military videos.
You will also find a United States Marines video commemorating the 74 year anniversary of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing along with some awesome live fire military training footage featuring the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and A-10 Thunderbolt Warthogs.
As most of you know, each week at Hero Giveaways we honor our brave women and men of the military with our very popular Heroes in Action military video footage. This week is no different as we share stories of heroic actions from our service members.
Strap yourself in and enjoy the videos of military heroes in action!
In this Coast Guard video from earlier in the week, a Coast Guard aircrew medevacs an 8-month-old male and his mother after the child suffered a head injury in St. Helena Sound, SC. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call from the captain of the Mary Time, a 30-foot cabin cruiser, stating that after the vessel had suddenly become grounded, an infant aboard had experienced a head injury.
An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter traveling from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah was only four minutes away from the vessel and diverted to assist. The crew hoisted the child and his mother and transported them to the Medical University of South Carolina for care.
This military video shows footage captured from two different perspectives as taken by two different MedEvac crew members at the same time. This video shows the battlefield actions of Medal of Honor recipient Cpt. William Swenson on Sept. 8, 2009 near the village of Ganjgal in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, as he directs MedEvac landing for the evacuation of his critically injured teammate, Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Westbrook.
To learn more about Swenson and his heroic actions, visit the Army website's Medal of Honor page for Cpt. William Swenson.
In this militay video dedication to the members of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing commemorating the MAW's 74 year anniversary, Marines, sailors and civilians with 2nd MAW aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, tell what the air station means to them.
Crank up the volume on your computer speakers or headphones for the following two military video clips. In this first video, US Marines and 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion are shooting the powerful 25mm cannon (M242 Bushmaster) of US LAV-25 IFV (infantry fighting vehicle ) - also known as an APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) for some people. You'll also see Marines shooting TOW anti-tank missile with the LAV-AT version.
The LAV-25 is an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) amphibious eight-wheeled used by the US Marines. The standard LAV-25 is equipped with a 360° armed with a 25 mm cannon chain M242 Bushmaster with 420 rounds of ammunition both M791 APDS-T (Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot-Tracer; piercing armor with sabot disposable -trazador) and M792 HEI-T (High Explosive Incendiary-Tracer, high-explosive incendiary-tracer), half of which is ready for use. 150 rounds is ready for use in a storage compartment 60 in another compartment, and the other 210 are stored elsewhere in the vehicle. It also has an M240 machine gun C coaxial with the cannon M242, and M240 machine gun mounted another G / B with 1,320 rounds of 7.62 mm in a stock onto the roof of the turret.
In this live fire exercise captured on video, A-10 Thunderbolt "Warthogs" fly close-air-support maneuvers at Nevada Test and Training Range, firing GAU-8 Avenger guns and rockets at ground targets.
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