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National Guard Deploying to Texas for Hurricane Relief

06 September 2017

"But everyone here has been really upbeat given the disaster".

The soldiers will join guardsmen from across the country who are being activated in response to Hurricane Harvey. On Thursday afternoon, it reached 39.

In the coming days, the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard are deploying more than 1,500 guardsmen. A Guard spokesman didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

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Carrelli stressed there are places in Texas where it is still life and death, even as the number of rescues drop off. People are still suffering, he said. The state of Texas requested the support from Iowa. "The Pennsylvania National Guard stands ready to support our commonwealth and nation whenever and wherever we are needed". Stephen Wright, a Guard public affairs specialist.

The soldiers will deploy on Saturday, September 2 and help others in the area to recover in the aftermath of the devastating storm. "We're proud of those families too". They volunteered to serve the National Guard and that is what they do help.

Friday, approximately 27 personnel from the 38th Infantry Division Mobile Command Group were sent to Texas.

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Governor Tom Wolf was there for the send-off of Guard Members who departed over the weekend via both air and a ground convoy to assist in hurricane recovery efforts in Texas. They have also rescued 44 animals.

On Sunday, 400 service members left the reserve center in Mustang, one day after some of their colleagues were deployed from Norman.

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National Guard Deploying to Texas for Hurricane Relief