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Minnesota National Guard assists with fire suppression efforts in northern Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7

ST PAUL, Minn - At the direction of Gov Mark Dayton, three Minnesota National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and Army and Air National Guard Aviation support teams are assisting the ongoing firefighting efforts in northern Minnesota

"A total 17 soldiers and airmen are supporting the fire suppression efforts in northern Minnesota," said Army Maj Scott J Rohweder, chief of operations for the Joint Operations Center, Minnesota National Guard

"Two helicopters with crew departed yesterday afternoon for Roseau, Minn to provide water bucket support," said Rohweder "A third helicopter and crew left yesterday morning for Ely, Minn in order to provide evacuation to fire fighters, if needed Two airmen from the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing are providing fuel support to the helicopters in Roseau"


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To view photos of 34th Combat Aviation Brigade's water bucket training, visit:

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To view photos and video from recent fire suppression efforts in the Pagami Creek region, visit:

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For more information on the Minnesota National Guard, visit
www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs
at ngmnpublicaffairs@ngarmymil or call 651-282-4410

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