WATERLOO — Some Iowa Army National Guard soldiers based out of Waterloo are assisting in Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Florida.

Eight soldiers with Company A, 1st Battalion, 376th Aviation, Security and Support unit from Waterloo and on LUH-72 Lakota helicopter left Waterloo Monday morning as part of a team of 19 soldiers, two CH-47F Chinook helicopters, and two LUH-72 Lakota helicopters from the Iowa Army National Guard which deployed Monday to support response operations for Hurricane Irma. Guard helicopers and soldiers from installations in Boone and Davenport also are involved.

These aircraft and crew members will be utilized to move supplies, equipment and people; support search and rescue operations; and provide situational awareness to response planning and operations.

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