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Washington National Guard Black Hawks home Saturday

Post by News Tribune Staff on July 23, 2008 at 3:12 pm with No Comments »
July 23, 2008 3:12 pm

About 80 soldiers from the Washington National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 140th Aviation Regiment will be welcomed home 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort Lewis after a year-long deployment in Iraq, the Guard said. The ceremony will be held in Soldiers Field House.

The squadron’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots, crew members and maintainers performed “air assault operations, tactical air movements and support missions” across Iraq, the Guard said in a press release.

The unit is part of the Washington Guard’s 66th Theater Aviation Command based at Fort Lewis.

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