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Gallery: Apache helicopters with the 1st Battalion 211th Aviation Attack depart

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 17 2012 5:42 p.m. MST

Apache helicopters with the 1st Battalion 211th Aviation Attack depart for Fort Hood, Texas, from Salt Lake City Municipal Airport 2 in West Jordan on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Twelve total helicopters left for a one-year deployment. This is the second deployment for the battalion, which will end up in Afghanistan after training.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

WEST JORDAN — Apache helicopters from the Utah National Guard's 1st Battalion 211th Aviation Attack depart for Fort Hood, Texas, from Utah on Tuesday. Twelve total helicopters left for training for a one-year deployment. This is the second deployment for the battalion, which will eventually be stationed in Afghanistan after training.

The battalion provides statewide aviation support to civil authorities for emergency preparedness and other homeland security operations, according to the National Guard website.

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