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National Guard crew deploys

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Medical evacuation team supports Southwest Asia theater

Compiled by CAPT. STEVEN MARTIN
Kentucky National Guard
Detachment 1 of Company C, 238th Aviation (KYNG), based out of Frankfort, deployed to Kuwait in July 2013. The unit flied UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters in support of medical evacuation in a variety of conditions, to include over water hoists from the Arabian Gulf.
The detachment is led by Capt. Jimmy Caniff, who is from Ashland, Ky. The unit has performed numerous medevacs while in country to include numerous deck landings on ships based off shore.
The parent unit, the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, is commanded by Col. Mike Ferguson and he’s looking forward to having them back.
“The Medevac unit is truly making a name for itself and is representing Kentucky well,” Ferguson said. “We’re looking forward to getting them home, their presence and expertise is missed here as well because we support the commonwealth.”

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