Oklahoma National Guard provides relief operations to Texas

31 August, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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Oklahoma National Guard members, including at least one from Enid, have responded to a request to assist in southern Texas following Hurricane Harvey.

No Wisconsin National Guard forces are now involved, but thousands of soldiers and airmen from Texas and other states have been called on to active duty. "We will partner with Texas Air National Guard medical personnel and work until this particular need is met". It is not known how long the team will remain in Texas. "Alabama is proud to help our friends in Texas through lending our National Guard resources and offering our prayers and continued support in the days of recovery which lie ahead".

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The Red Arrow is the Wisconsin National Guard's largest unit, and it is headquartered at Camp Williams in Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, with units spread across all of Wisconsin as well as one battalion in MI. These Airmen and women are some of the most experienced in the country and are one of the most-deployed units in the Air Force inventory. Staff Officers were also sent to the National Guard Bureau Joint Operations Center near Washington, D.C., to assist in both the Intelligence and Operations sections.

Most of the 24 guardsmen deploying this week are from the Lansing and Grand Ledge areas, Dancer says, as well as several coming from the Selfridge Air National Guard base in Macomb County.

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The amount of water expected to hit Fort Bend County by late Tuesday could reach levels seen only about once ever 800 years. Mr Turner has inisisted that a mass evacuation of millions of people by auto was a greater risk than enduring the storm.

Captain Joseph Castruita said they were ready to go as soon as orders came down. Others brought water and helped transfer people and equipment onto the National Guard vehicles. Harvey bounced back into the Gulf again briefly before making its final landfall early Wednesday morning near Lake Charles, La.

He announced that the number of Texas National Guardsmen on state duty will rise from 3,000 today to 4,000 tomorrow.

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Two aircrews from the 249th Airlift Squadron and 13 Guardian Angels from the 212th Rescue Squadron, a crew chief and a photographer, departed at 10:45 a.m. "We are well-trained and prepared to assist in any way necessary".

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