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OR National Guard Soldiers, Airmen helping with wildfire cleanup

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(Photos: Master Sgt. Thomas Hovie, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs) (Photos: Master Sgt. Thomas Hovie, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are currently helping with wildfire cleanup operations to support ongoing firefighting efforts throughout the state.

About 375 Soldiers and Airmen completed training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem and were deployed to fire camps around the state.

It's part of "Operation Plan Smokey" issued by Governor Kate Brown in response to depleted firefighting resources.

The first group of 125 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers were deployed on Aug. 26 to the Canyon Creek Complex near John Day. 

An additional 250 Soldiers and Airmen from National Guard units throughout the state were deployed on Aug. 30 to fire bases in eastern and central Oregon.

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