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ND Guard members to aid wildfire response in Washington

BISMARCK -- North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers are answering the call from Washington state for additional resources to fight overwhelming wildfires.

BISMARCK - North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers are answering the call from Washington state for additional resources to fight overwhelming wildfires.
Two pilots, two crew chiefs and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Guard’s 1-112th Aviation Battalion will respond to the affected area within 48 hours, according to a news release Thursday from the Guard.
The soldiers will provide support in Washington for about 20 days or until released.
Lt. Col. David Hall, director of military support for the North Dakota Army National Guard, said it serves as an opportunity to help a state that’s going through a devastating natural disaster and gives already qualified soldiers the chance to obtain even more real-world training.

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