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Michigan National Guard sending 1,000 soldiers to help after Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017
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The Michigan National Guard is sending more than 1,000 soldiers to the South to help people affected by Hurricane Irma.

Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais said Guard members “are anxious to get down there” as soon as possible.

The Guard said it will be providing security, humanitarian assistance and aircraft maintenance.

About 425 soldiers from the 126th Infantry Regiment will first head to Camp Grayling in northern Michigan, pack equipment and then depart for Florida on Tuesday.

There will be dozens of vehicles and trucks in that convoy.

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