Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard departed Monday for Hurricane Irma response efforts in Florida.
Some 35 soldiers with the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade head to Jacksonville to lead the coordination of military assets providing support to impacted areas.
The brigade is expected to arrive Tuesday morning, joining 20 other soldiers from the 63rd who arrived on Sunday. They will provide command and control of two incoming aviation battalions from other states with more than 30 military helicopters.
Update: This story has been corrected to state "Kentucky Army National Guard." We had erroneously written "Kentucky Air National Guard."