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Friday, 27 August 2010 20:29

Additional U.S. Helicopters to Deploy to Support Pakistan Flood-Relief Effort

The Department of Defense announced today the deployment of 18 additional helicopters to Pakistan as part of the expanding U.S. contribution to flood-relief efforts. 

The aircraft, which include 10 CH-47 Chinook and eight UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, and associated personnel are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.  The unit will operate in partnership with the Pakistani military throughout flood-impacted areas. 

These helicopters are expected to begin flood-relief efforts in Pakistan in mid-September.