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Iowa National Guard joins Harvey aid efforts in Texas

04 September 2017, 11:24 | Colleen Roy

3rd Class Johanna Strickland U.S. Coast Guard District 8 PADET Houston

3rd Class Johanna Strickland U.S. Coast Guard District 8 PADET Houston

The 44-person medical team will join 36 current Nebraska National Guard crew members now working in relief efforts. After the discussion, and in light of Texas' need, Hutchinson made a decision to send the troops, the release said.

They departed via two Pennsylvania CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Muir Army Airfield at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County and are flying to Grand Prairie airport near Dallas, Wolf said.

On Sunday morning's supply mission, they delivered 8,200 pounds of food and water to Liberty County and Chambers County. "We're ready and willing to offer additional support as needed".

In a press release, Hutchinson said the deployment could extend up to 30 days.

The Iowa Army National Guard is sending two helicopters and 11 soldiers - including soldiers based in Davenport - to the Houston area to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.




The 10 Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers join six airmen who deployed earlier this week.

The National Guard has no time to rest.

The team will help with moving supplies, equipment, and people.

In 2005, the Arkansas Guard sent about 3,000 troops to the Gulf Coast to assist Hurricane Katrina recovery, said Spc.



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