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44 Rochester-based New York Army National Guard Soldiers returned home

44 Rochester-based New York Army National Guard Soldiers returned home

WHECTV
Created: November 20, 2019 05:10 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- New York National Guard Soldiers who served an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan returned to New York Wednesday/

The soldiers in the Charlie Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion arrived at Fort Bliss, Texas earlier this month. They have been going through the demobilization process since then.

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Charlie Company is a medical evacuation unit, which flies the UH-60 Black Hawk air ambulance helicopter. 

The company is based at the Patriot Way Armory and the Army Aviation Support Facility at the Rochester International Airport.

The company provided medical evacuation and personnel recovery for coalition units training and advising the Afghan Army and police.

Three of the Soldiers became fathers during the deployment, and met their children for the first time on Wednesday.


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