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Wis. National Guard to help Haiti



MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin National Guard has been tapped to help in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.


Three Army National Guard soldiers from the Wisconsin Joint Force Headquarters Detachment 52 will head to Florida on Tuesday. They'll fly personnel and supplies between the state and Haiti beginning Feb. 11. Two more soldiers will eventually relieve two of them. Their mission is expected to last a month.

About a week after the trio departs, an airman from the Milwaukee-based 128th Air Refueling Wing of the Air National Guard will serve as a civil engineer in Haiti on a 120-day mission.

Lt. Col. Jackie Guthrie, a spokeswoman for the Wisconsin National Guard, says guard members from more than 20 states are helping with Haiti's recovery.

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