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Iowa Army National Guard helps Texas

04 September 2017, 11:27 | Simon Arnold

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

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

Gov. Asa Hutchinson authorized the Arkansas National Guard to deploy to Texas and help with relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

Charles Christianson, a Guard helicopter pilot from Russellville, deployed to Sugar Land, Texas, on Tuesday.

The soldiers will mostly work search-and-rescue missions, spokesman Lt.


The Nebraska National Guard was deployed to Texas nearly a week ago and has since been rescuing survivors, hauling food, water and even 500 pounds of blood to a local hospital. "I'm proud of our National Guard and first responders who are able to offer support to the citizens of Texas".

The Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard already have sent more than 60 soldiers and airmen to Texas to aid in the relief efforts.

The National Guard is dropping in more than supplies, but also hope to people who need it now more than ever. Hutchinson's office says the guardsmen will leave on Saturday and the deployment could be up to 30 days.


The soldiers from the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade were scheduled to fly Friday from St. Cloud, the Minnesota National Guard said.

Guard spokesman Col. Greg Hapgood said the helicopters will be used to move supplies and equipment around the Houston area.




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