Arizona Air Guard has personnel serving in US Virgin Islands

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(Source: Arizona National Guard Master Sgt. Kelly Deitloff) (Source: Arizona National Guard Master Sgt. Kelly Deitloff)
(Source: Arizona Air National Guard) (Source: Arizona Air National Guard)
PHOENIX (AP) -

Arizona Air National Guard personnel are in the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with the response to Hurricane Irma.

The Air Guard says about a dozen aerial port specialists will work with other personnel to establish an aerial port to receive aid.

[RELATED: AZ National Guard deploys to Texas for Hurricane Harvey response]

A Missouri Air National Guard C-130 transported flew the Arizona personnel to the Virgin Islands from Goldwater Air National Guard personnel on Tuesday.

[RELATED: Arizona Air Guard unit to perform 5 flyovers on Memorial Day]

The deployment follows Arizona's sending of approximately 50 Army National Guard personnel to Texas along with four helicopters to respond to Hurricane Harvey.

Those personnel have now returned to Arizona.

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