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Michigan helicopter crews depart for overseas duty

The Detroit News

Grand Ledge — Members of Michigan’s 147th Assault Helicopter Battalion in Grand Ledge departed Friday from Grand Ledge for deployment overseas, as family members waved goodbye.

Gov. Rick Snyder chats with the men and women of the 147th Attack Helicopter Battalion before they leave their Grand Ledge base for deployment overseas. For some of the unit's members, this is their fourth deployment.

Gov. Rick Snyder wished the battalion well during a Friday ceremony, while family members embraced the troops before waving goodbye as the helicopters flew off.

For some battalion members, it will be their fourth deployment overseas.