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Maryland National Guard Helicopter Crew on Storm Duty

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Members of the Maryland Army National Guard are deploying to Louisiana as the Gulf Coast prepares for Hurricane Gustav.

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National Guard officials said yesterday that the initial request from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was for a CH-47 cargo helicopter and a crew of eight to deploy to Camp Beauregard in Louisiana. There, they will prepare to support search-and-rescue missions, movement of supplies and evacuees and sandbagging of any levee breaches. The soldiers are from B Company, 3-126th General Support Aviation Battalion. They returned in May from a year in Afghanistan.

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