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Wyoming Guard activated to support flooding in Colorado

Sep 17, 2013 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Five Wyoming National Guard helicopters have been activated to help with the flood response in Colorado.

Gov. Matt Mead has activated UH-60 Black Hawks and their 20 crew members on Saturday.

The guard members were activated through a national mutual aid partnership agreement that allows state-to-state assistance.

The crew of each helicopter consists of a medic, crew chief and two pilots.

The UH-60s are part of the Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment with the Wyoming Army National Guard.

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