Minnesota Guardsmen deployed to help with Hurricane Harvey response

03 September, 2017, 05:37 | Author: Ora Austin
  • 3rd Class Johanna Strickland U.S. Coast Guard District 8 PADET Houston

Members of the Guard took off at 10:00 p.m. Friday from the Quonset Air National Guard Base.

The 1,500 will join a group of about 30 Arkansas National Guardsmen already on the ground there, marking the state Guard's largest domestic mobilization since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

"We have proven countless times through our combined efforts with our Czech partners that the Nebraska and Texas National Guard are great teammates and we are proving it again, this time in the skies, streets and waterways of Texas". After the discussion, and in light of Texas' need, Hutchinson made a decision to send the troops, the release said.

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(Annvile) - Ten Pennsylvania Army National Guard soliders have joined hurricane relief efforts in Texas. This is their first local crew to head Texas.

The state has an agreement in place with Louisiana, Texas and several other surrounding states to offer Guard support in disaster scenarios. This deployment comes as a response to a request for help from teams in Texas.

Arkansas Guardsmen are scheduled to deploy on Saturday. The Air National Guard 176th Wing sent personnel from the 212th Rescue Squadron to provide search-and-rescue, and support aeromedical evacuation and humanitarian relief. The troops may be involved in missions such as delivering food and water to stranded citizens and providing emergency transportation. "Minnesota stands ready to assist in any way we can".

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