Wisconsin National Guard getting ready to go to Texas if needed

Wisconsin National Guard getting ready to go to Texas if needed

Wisconsin National Guard getting ready to go to Texas if needed

As reported by WHNT News, Ivey has authorized the Alabama National Guard to deploy two CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and two UH-60M medical aircraft to aid those performing rescue and recovery in Texas.

"The men and women of the Texas National Guard are working around the clock to support all relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey", said Maj.

Gen. James Witham told reporters there now are about 3,500 National Guard troops involved, including about 3,000 from the Texas National Guard. It is not known how long the team will remain in Texas.

Governor Greg Abbott ordered the entire Texas National Guard to deploy to southeast Texas to assist with relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey.

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.

The team of soldiers and first responders took on a new dynamic in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, as local residents also pitched in to help.

Witham is the director of domestic operations for the National Guard Bureau.

A CBP Black Hawk crew prepares to depart from a staging area in San Antonio for a rescue mission in the Houston area. CBP currently has six helicopters engaged in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Will Graham

The Oklahoma Army National Guard's LUH-72, Lakota helicopter with hoist capability departed from Muldrow Army Heliport located at the Army Aviation Support Facility-1, in Lexington, Oklahoma, this morning.

The EMAC, requesting assistance, must be made prior to resources deploying to another state.

Guardian Angel teams from the 212th Rescue Squadron previously assisted with search and rescue in support of relief operations after Hurricane Katrina and the Kashmir natural disaster in Pakistan in 2005, and Hurricanes Ike and Gustav in 2008. The storm moved inland, then back to the coast before heading ashore again.

According to the governor's release, the Texas Guard now has approximately 3,000 personnel activated and mobilized for operations relating to Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's adjutant general said.

Texas National Guard prepares to ship.

The activation includes members of the Texas National Guard and the Texas State Guard with the Texas Military Forces, officials said.

"This is what we train for", said Army Brig.

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