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Colorado National Guard communications team joins hurricane relief efforts

By: Amanda del Castillo, The Denver Channel
September 10, 2017 Updated: September 10, 2017 at 5:14 pm
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BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – A team of eight with the Colorado National Guard (CONG) prepared to respond to Hurricane Irma on Sunday.

CONG sent a National Guard Communications Element to assist authorities on the group during on-going response efforts.

“We're there to provide the communications, so everybody can talk -- and hopefully rescue more people,” Master Sgt. John Isbell told Denver7.

Staff Sergeant John Johnson was also on base Sunday.

“The devastation is going to be bad, but the spirit is going to be strong.”

He’s responded to a handful of major hurricanes, “Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ivan and I can’t remember the other,” now Irma.

“First thing that goes down is communications and it's the most important thing to get back up,” Johnson said.

Read more at thedenverchannel.com

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