SATURDAY IN CONCORD: NEW HAMPSHIRE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO HONOR RETURNING TROOPS

Delegation will recognize the 169th MEDEVAC unit on its successful mission in Afghanistan

December 06, 2013

The New Hampshire congressional delegation will join Governor Maggie Hassan and military leadership to honor the 169th MEDEVAC unit at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7 in Concord. The delegation will thank the men and women of the 169th MEDEVAC unit for their dedicated service and congratulate them on their successful mission in Afghanistan.

The 169th MEDEVAC unit was mobilized in September 2012 to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Made up of National Guard MEDEVAC units from four separate states, it became known as “JIGSAW” to represent the joining of the various units. From their bases in Afghanistan, JIGSAW performed 471 lifesaving missions and carried 527 patients to higher levels of care. Members of the 169th MEDEVAC unit received numerous awards while deployed including Bronze Stars, Air Medals, Army Accommodation Medals, Combat Action Badges and Combat Medical Badges.

Media planning to attend should email: Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov 

169th MEDEVAC unit Freedom Salute

WHO:                  

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1)

U.S. Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-2)

Governor Maggie Hassan

WHAT:                

Honoring of the 169th MEDEVAC Unit

WHEN:                

11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

December 7, 2013

 

WHERE:               

Army Aviation Support Facility

26 Regional Drive