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Fort Hood Deploys in Support of Hurricane Harvey Relief

Friday, September 8, 2017   /   by Scott Shine

Fort Hood Deploys in Support of Hurricane Harvey Relief

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood received orders to deploy 100 tactical vehicles and personnel to support delivery of relief operations for Hurricane Harvey Aug. 29.

The mission will be led by the 13th Sustainment Command Expeditionary. The 100 vehicles and 400 active-duty Soldiers will come from various units across post including 13th ESC, 1st Cavalry Division, 89th Military Police Brigade, 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, 36th Engineer Brigade, 48th Chemical Brigade, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade and 504th Military Intelligence Brigade.

"Fort Hood stands ready to support state and federal agencies that are aiding our fellow citizens," said Maj. Gen. John Uberti, III Corps deputy commanding general. "This Total Army effort, which includes III Corps, has varying capability and capacity to assist in many areas. Our Soldiers, who volunteered to serve our nation, are willing and ready to assist as needed."

The 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, flew one C-130 and three Pave Hawk HH-60 helicopters out of Robert Gray Army Airfield Aug. 28 on SAR missions. They rescued more than 250 people and two dogs. They will continue to fly SAR missions throughout the Houston area as long as they are needed.