The Oregon Army National Guard is being deployed to the Middle East.

Photo Courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class April Davis

A platoon of more than 20 Citizen-Soldiers with Detachment 3, G Company (Golf), 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, are scheduled to deploy to the Middle East to assist with aerial medical evacuation support. The platoon will be joining their parent unit, the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, in the Middle East and will be deployed for approximately one year.

These Soldiers will be led by 1st Lt. Lindsay Whitcomb. Two-thirds of Golf Company, 1-189th Aviation Battalion, already mobilized and deployed in January 2017 and are currently providing aerial medical evacuation support using Black Hawk helicopters.

God Bless these brave men and women soldiers.