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FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Soldiers from Fort Wainwright are headed to Pakistan to help the flood-ravaged nation.
The Denali Task Force, comprised of 325 soldiers, will start deploying early this week — joined by 10 CH-47 Chinook helicopters and eight UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.
The floods began about a month ago with the onset of monsoon rains. Vast swaths of prime agricultural land are submerged and more than 1 million homes have been damaged or destroyed.
There is no set timeframe for the mission.