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Members of 148th deployed

January 27, 2003

(Winder-AP) -- Members of the 148th Medical Evacuation Company have left for Fort Hood,

Texas. The members of the Georgia Army National Guard said goodbye to friends and family Sunday as they left the Army Aviation Support Facility Number one at Winder.

The majority of the 100-plus member company were ordered last week to relocated to Fort Hood to assume duties of U.S. Army troops who have been deployed overseas. The 148th trains with the UH-1 helicopters to perform medical rescue missions.

It's unknown how long the 148th will be gone. One member says the 148th likely will move to other Army bases within the U.S. and could eventually be sent to Fort Riley, Kansas, or Fort Carson, Colorado, to assume duties of other deployed troops.

Many company members believe they will be deployed one year or more.

posted at 10:10AM by dave.miller@walb.com