U.S. National Guard Deploys CH-47 Chinook Helicopters to Afghanistan

Oregon National Guard soldiers and six CH-47 Chinook helicopters assigned to BRAVO 1-168 Aviation has left Pendleton en route to Fort Hood, Texas – and mobilization to deploy to Middle East, according to a recent service news release.

“Approximately 60 members of the unit are traveling to Fort Hood, Texas as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan,” it said in a statement.

On May 6 also was held the deployment ceremony at Army Aviation Support Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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