Mass. Army National Guard’s (Aviation) Detachment 1, Charlie Company to Deploy Overseas

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Jan. 27, 2017           


Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen                       

Mass. Army National Guard’s (Aviation) Detachment 1, Charlie Company to Deploy Overseas

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass.  – The Massachusetts National Guard will hold a sendoff ceremony for approximately 21 Soldiers from Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Massachusetts Army National Guard at the Army Aviation Support Facility #2, Westfield, Mass., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.


The Soldiers of Detachment 1, Charlie Company, located in Westfield, Mass. will deploy for approximately 12 months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve providing Air Medical Evacuation to our fighting forces. 


This is the fourth yearlong overseas deployment for the detachment since 9/11. The unit previously deployed to Iraq in 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kuwait in 2010 in support of Operation New Dawn and 2016 in support of Operation Spartan Shield.


WHAT:           Mass. National Guard Detachment 1, Charlie Company Sendoff


WHEN:          10:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017


WHERE:        AASF #2, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass. 01085


MEDIA ARE ENCOURAGED to attend the sendoff ceremony and must register via email to Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen at  or call 413-572-1800. Plan to be at the Barnes Main Gate by 9:30a.m.



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