2 members of 1245th activated, headed to OKC

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MADILL, Okla. -- Members of the Oklahoma National Guard are heading to Oklahoma City to help with recovery efforts.

Two members of the 1245th Transportation Company based in Madill are being called on to offer assistance.

Two members of the 1245th joined members of the 1120th Maintenance Unit in Ada. The group is expected to transport back-up electrical generators to Oklahoma City.

The mission may seem different from those units that have orders to deploy to Afghanistan or Iraq, but staffers say they are trained to serve wherever called, home or abroad.

"We get called in to do things, you know, any kind of disaster, help, or anything that involves states," Sgt. Jason Herndon of the 1245th says.

The group is expected to be in Oklahoma City for at least one day.

The majority of the 1245th is currently at Fort Bliss, preparing for deployment to Iraq.

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