Oregon Air National Guard deploying to Florida

With airlift from the Kentucky Air National Guard, members of the 125th Special Tactics Squadron load up and head for Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., to participate in Cascadia Rising 2016, a full-scale exercise involving federal, state, county and city agencies designed to test the state’s earthquake response plan in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone event. Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., Jun 7, 2016 (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

Portland, Ore. – The Oregon Air National Guard is sending a team to Florida to assist with Hurricane Irma relief.

Members of the Guard’s 125th Special Tactics Squad left Portland early Friday morning.

Some of the 15 Airmen deployed recently returned from Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas.

Once in Florida, the Airmen will work on rescue missions and reestablishing air field that may have been damaged in the hurricane.

Three inflatable zodiac boats were transported with the team to aid in their operations.

Some of the 15 Airmen being deployed recently returned from Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas.

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