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United States Army Reserve
News Release
Friday, September 01, 2017

U.S. Army Reserve Continues Supporting the Hurricane Relief Effort

 

FORT BRAGG, N.C. –   Army Reserve Soldiers from Texas and Colorado continue to support aviation and wheeled vehicle rescues of displaced civilians in affected areas. 

 

Army Reserve Soldiers, with assistance from local authorities continue tirelessly to support flood victims displaced by Hurricane Harvey.  With many roads unpassable by rising waters, Army Reserve aviation and wheeled vehicles with water fording capabilities has been vital in assisting local authorities with rescue efforts.     

 

The Army Reserve has responded to numerous requests 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.

 

Army Reserve executed more than: 26 aviation and vehicle missions

 

Army Reserve rescued and evacuated more than: 3,800 civilians to include women, children, elderly victims and 40 household pets.

 

Army Reserve initially housed then safely relocated more than:  400 displaced victims and local emergency management personnel in 4 different Army Reserve Centers positioned throughout Texas.

 

Army Reserve has executed multiple transportation runs consisting of vital life sustainment items, to include:  Medicine, Food, blankets, cots, and 8 Zodiac rafts for rescue operations.

 

“It's really not about moving a bunch of “stuff” to support the effort in the first instance, it’s about leveraging that fact that we're in the communities across America ready to support the American people in a time of need right now. That’s all that’s going on in Texas as part of the total Army, total-team effort, to make sure we are doing everything we can for the American people.”

-  Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Commanding General, U.S Army Reserve, Chief of the Army Reserve




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