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Army medevac unit returns from Afghanistan

About 120 members of the U.S. Army Reserve's Clearwater-based F/5-159 Aviation Medevac Company returned home Tuesday from a yearlong tour in Afghanistan.

Military officials say the regiment's pilots, medics and crew members put in 2,200 flight hours over the course of 876 missions, ducking into hostile areas to transport 1,236 patients from the field to the nearest medical facilities.

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