Tuesday June 18, 2013
Kansas National Guard aviation detachment welcomed home from Afghanistan.
Approximately 20 Kansas National Guardsmen from Detachment 2, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion) returned Tuesday afternoon to a resounding welcome at the Guard's hangar at the Salina airport.
The Black Hawk helicopter unit deployed July 15, 2012 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Their mission was to provide aeromedical evacuation support; rapid movement of patients, medical personnel and supplies and other support, as needed.
The crews flew over 670 missions picking up between 300 and 400 patients in Afghanistan.