Kentucky Guard called up to assist in Hurricane Irene relief efforts

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PHOTO ESSAY: Kentucky Guard called up to assist in Hurricane Irene relief
efforts (Photo by Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist 133rd MPAD, Kentucky National Guard)

Elements of the Kentucky National Guard joined other Guard assets in the Carolinas and Pennsylvania to assist in Hurricane relief efforts. These Kentucky forces included UH-60 Blackhawks from Bravo Co., 2nd Battalion 147th Aviation Regiment and Detachment 1, Charlie Co., 2/238th General Aviation Support Battalion joined other National Guard assets to assist in Hurricane relief efforts.

These Kentucky forces also included the 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

More than 15 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron were slated to deploy to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., this weekend for hurricane relief operations but were told to stand down Sunday afternoon.

The Airmen on alert included pararescuemen who are specially trained in water rescue missions and emergency medical care.

See that story here:  [Kentucky Air Guard troops deploying for potential water rescue missions]

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UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters with the Kentucky Army National Guard's Bravo Co., 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment land at the Ft. Indiantown Gap airfield in Annville, Pennsylvania. They were mobilized along with several other aviation assets from various states in support of Aviation Task Force 151 disaster recovery operations from Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist 133rd MPAD, Kentucky National Guard)

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UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters with the Kentucky Army National Guard's Bravo Co., 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment stand at the ready to assist in disaster recovery operations at the Ft. Indiantown Gap airfield in Annville, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist 133rd MPAD, Kentucky National Guard)

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A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with the Kentucky Army National Guard's Bravo Co., 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment awaits orders to help in the disaster recovery operations at the Ft. Indiantown Gap airfield in Annville, Pennsylvania. The Kentucky Army National Guard was joined by other Army National Guard aviation units from South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida and several other states to aid in damage relief efforts caused by severe flooding from Hurrican Irene. (Photo by Spc. David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist 133rd MPAD, Kentucky National Guard)

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Flight crews from the Kentucky Army National Guard's Bravo Co., 2nd Battalion 147th Aviation Regiment await for a relief mission at the Ft. Indiantown Gap airfield in Annville, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spc David Bolton, Public Affairs Specialist 133rd MPAD, Kentucky National Guard)

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