National Guard Continues Rescue Efforts

National Guard Continues Rescue Efforts

The Wisconsin National Guard says Black Hawk helicopters are available to respond to Texas if needed.

Gen. James Witham told reporters there now are about 3,500 National Guard troops involved, including about 3,000 from the Texas National Guard.

Witham is the director of domestic operations for the National Guard Bureau. "So, in many cases, the request for assistance, not only for the National Guard but federal forces, may not have been anticipated quickly enough". Approximately 270 Airmen from the 115th Fighter Wing deployed to Korea earlier this month, while 110 Airmen from the 128th Air Control Squadron deployed to Southwest Asia in May, and approximately 150 Soldiers and fellow aviators from the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation deployed to Kuwait last spring.

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Wisconsin's 32nd "Red Arrow" Infantry Brigade Combat Team and some of the state's Army aviation assets have been identified and are being notified that they could be part of a National Guard task force with as many as 30,000 troops.

About 40 Airmen from the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 137th Special Operations Wing departed Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, Aug. 29, 2017, to support the Texas Military Department and Texas Emergency Management in relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey. Those include a C-130 transport aircraft, three HH-60 Pave Hawks and two C-17s from the New York Air National Guard; and six helicopters from Utah, Nebraska and North Carolina National Guard.

Reserve Marines from various units in Texas are supporting FEMA, state and local response efforts, according to a statement from the service on Wednesday. It's based in Camp Douglas, but units are located across the state. There are also more than 450 vehicles: 200 Humvees, 218 high-water vehicles, 15 wreckers and 19 fuelers, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said. Initially, they were to operate out of the state capital, Austin.

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