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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Washington National Guard Sends Helicopters to Sea

If a major earthquake strikes the Puget Sound region, the Navy could play a critical role in getting supplies and assistance to residents in isolated places.

That's why the Navy is an important part of the Washington National Guard's preparations for what disaster planners consider to be an overdue temblor on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

The Guard and the Navy practiced one part of the earthquake emergency response they anticipate Monday when Army helicopter pilots joined the aircraft carrier USS Stennis in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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