June 29, 2013

California National Guard 1-140th Aviation Battalion Returns from Iraq

California will celebrate the homecoming of 300 members of the California National Guard on Monday.

The 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion,140th Aviation Regiment was part of the operation, Task Force Long Knife, its members were involved in several missions in Iraq.

The ballalion fixed, refueled, and supplied arms to 60 Black Hawk Helicopters and 20 fixed wing aircraft as they operated from three bases located in Baghdad and as far north as Mosul, Iraq.

The soldiers will be flying into the Los Alamitos Army Airfield after being deployed in Iraq for a year long mission.

Read more:
LA Times
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