Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office
PINEVILLE, La. – The Louisiana National Guard deployed eight helicopters for Hurricane Matthew response operations in Florida and South Carolina, Oct. 8.
A total of eight aircraft – two UH-60 Blackhawks and two UH-72 Lakotas departed from Army Aviation Support Facility #1 in Hammond and AASF #2 at Esler Field in Pineville.
The medics, crew chiefs, maintenance support, pilots and aircraft will support Florida and South Carolina’s hurricane response as part of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.