The Montana Army National Guard's 1-189th out of Helena deployed today for Kuwait. They deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield. From the Helena IR:
“Kuwait is a location we have deployed to in the past and continue to now,” said Maj. Tim Crowe. “It’s in a region in the world that needs this type of aircraft and this type of support. We move personnel there to train with other countries that have aircraft.”
Prior to flying to Kuwait, the guard will spend nine more weeks training at Fort Hood, Texas. The unit also is taking eight Blackhawk helicopters to Kuwait, which are renowned for their ability to haul a lot of people and equipment, as well as “swing loads” below them.
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