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December 15, 2012
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Nevada Guard aviators contribute to the war effort out of a forward operating base

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - Nevada's Bravo Company, 189th General Support Aviation Battalion deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year to provide combat support by ferrying passengers and equipment over rugged terrain resembling the Silver State's desert and jagged, yet majestic mountain peaks.

Pilots maneuver their Chinook 47D helicopters over valleys and mountains to accomplish their missions.

The company, consisting of pilots and crews from both Nevada and Montana, has been conducting missions day and night from Forward Operating Base Shank south of Kabul in Logar Province. As a general support company, the 189th receives a variety of different assignments …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 15, 2012 08:16PM Published Dec 15, 2012 08:15PM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.