Illinois National Guard members helping relocate Afghanistan refugees

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(WEHT) – The Illinois National Guard is helping transport Afghanistan refugees from Spain to Germany.

The group went to Spain at the beginning of August for a routine trip that consisted of moving equipment across Europe. But in the last week, plans changed for the troops and their C-130 plane.

The flight crew is picking up refugees and taking them to their next stop. The air crew is made up primarily of Guard members from central Illinois.

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