Barney Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army National Guard
— District of Columbia Armory —
The UH-1’s top airspeed was 124 knots. Maximum weight was 9,599 lbs. with 2,000 lbs of load capacity. Dating back to 1971, UH-1 units included the Headquarters Aviation Detachment, the 400th Medical Detachment, the 132nd Aviation Battalion, the 148th Medical Detachment and the 121st Medical Company (Air Ambulance).
Even as the fleet approached retirement, the HUEYs continued to be a valuable asset in domestic operations, quickly deploying to support Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005 and to support Southwest Border operations in New Mexico in 2008. From late 2009 until October of 2011, DC had the distinction of operating the last two HUEYs in the Army National Guard. Built in 1969, the MEDEVAC helicopter, #15012, last flew on Nov 15, 2009
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Vietnam. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 2011.
Location. 38° 53.348′ N, 76° 58.57′ W. Marker is in Barney Circle in Washington, District of Columbia. Memorial is on East Capitol Street Southeast east of 19th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. The marker is next to the helicopter on the northwest lawn of the DC Armory, near the entrance to the DC Metro Armory subway station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 East Capitol Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F-16 Fighting Falcon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark Calvin Griffith (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Eastern High School Alumni (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Uriah Tracy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas R. Gedney (approx. half a mile away); John Smilie (approx. half a mile away); Elbridge Gerry (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barney Circle.
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