Members of air ambulance unit getting call for duty again


HELENA (AP) - Twenty-seven members of a Montana National Guard air ambulance detachment left today for another tour of duty, one that military officials say could send them to Iraq for as long as two years.

Soldiers with Detachment 1 of the Wyoming-based 1022nd Air Ambulance Co. left Helena this morning, bound first for Fort Carson, Colo.

The Guard's Major Scott J. Smith said the soldiers will undergo training for up to 45 days, then are likely to be sent to Iraq, where they could be deployed for up to two years.

How long they are away ''is very unpredictable right now,'' Smith said today....

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