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updated 6:14 PM UTC, Oct 22, 2018

Wisconsin National Guard Responds to Hurricane Michael Relief Effort

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A team of Wisconsin National Guard soldiers is in Florida to support relief operations in response to Hurricane Michael.

  The group of 12 guardsman arrived in the southeastern U-S Friday with a pair of Blackhawk helicopters.  Guard officials say the medevac unit brings an array of capabilities to the response, including medical treatment and transport as well as hoist capabilities that can pull individuals from areas cut off by high water.  Major General Don Dunbar said, "Assisting civil authorities during times of emergency is one of the core missions of the National Guard."  Several members just returned home to Wisconsin after helping Hurricane Florence victims in North Carolina.

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