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    Kentucky Air Guard Helps Evacuate U.S. Citizens from St. Maarten

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    Video by Master Sgt. Philip Speck 

    123rd Airlift Wing

    Twelve members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing and two of the unit’s C-130 aircraft helped evacuate more than 1,000 U.S. citizens from the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten Sept. 9-10, 2017, flying them to safety in Puerto Rico. The Kentucky Airmen, who personally evacuated more than 400 people, were part of a team effort that included aircraft and Airmen from the New York Air Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing and the Puerto Rico Air Guard’s 156th Airlift Wing. Together, the three units evacuated 1,028 U.S. citizens in 11 flights. The rescue mission was further facilitated by 12 special operators from the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, who controlled helicopter landing zones and conducted multiple rescues by hoisting victims into helicopters.


    Date Taken: 09.11.2017
    Date Posted: 09.11.2017 11:23
    Category: B-Roll
    Video ID: 550004
    VIRIN: 170911-Z-JU667-001
    Filename: DOD_104824154
    Length: 00:01:02
    Location: MF

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