BANGOR — The Maine Army National Guard has received three updated Blackhawk helicopters like those used in isolated medical evacuations from places like Baxter State Park and Acadia National Park.

The Guard now has three HH-60M helicopters and anticipates receiving three additional aircraft in the future. The first of the new choppers are being displayed to the news media Thursday.

The new HH-60M helicopters provide improved medical evacuation to injured patients and military personnel to medical facilities.

Col. David Smith of the Maine Army National Guard says the HH-60M enhances the medical crew’s capability by providing a dedicated medical litter system and other improvements.

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