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United States Army Reserve
News Release
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

U.S. Army Reserve supports Federal Bureau of Prisons


FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Army Reserve Soldiers from the 957th Quartermaster Company, located from Denton Texas, provided transportation of vital life support amenities, to include food, water and medical supplies to the Houston Federal Detention Center. 


Army Reserve Soldiers safely transported an estimated 18 pallets of essential equipment and 24 law enforcement staff personnel from the Fort Worth medical center to assist with shortages in the Houston detention center.


With continuous flooding and shortages, local authorities were unable to provide relief without utilizing local Army Reserve Solders and military wheeled vehicles with water fording capabilities.     


The Army Reserve answered an Immediate Response Authority request from Mr. Allen Cohen, Correctional Services Administrator, for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  This request for assistance mitigated human suffering for 900 prisoners and facility staff.


The 957th QMC responded to the request, utilizing the Army Reserve’s Immediate Response Authority, per the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, while providing trained and ready Army Reserve Soldiers for relief efforts.


America's Army Reserve is the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation. America’s Army Reserve provides capabilities critical to DSCA response, including search and rescue, aviation, engineer, transportation, medical and communications support. America’s Army Reserve has Soldiers and equipment in more than 1,100 communities across the nation allowing immediate respond to local emergencies. We stand with our nation in support of our neighbors and our primary concern is their safety and well-being.


Media wishing to interview any Army Reserve soldier please contact Capt. Chad Nixon, Deputy Chief of Army Reserve Media Relations, at 910-570-8336 or

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