Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
Arts&Culture | By Spencer Underwood

Stewart Air Guard planes ferrying troops for hurricane relief

Stewart Air Guard planes ferrying troops for hurricane relief

Numerous same California Guard members, like other states, just returned from Texas where they are credited with saving 113 people after Hurricane Harvey, according to news reports.

The Michigan Army National Guard is sending more than 1,000 soldiers to the South to help people affected by Hurricane Irma.

"We've identified forces totaling about 30,000", he said, of potential troops for Florida. The 106th Rescue Wing Team will be based at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix and provide search and rescue support on the islands of to St. Thomas and St John's.

The soldiers spent more than a week in Texas after parts of the state dealt with catastrophic flooding from the hurricane.

Governor Malloy said, "Officials are preparing to assist Floridians who may need a great deal of help during the immediate response and recovery from this storm". From there, current models have Irma lumbering northwest through the center of the Florida peninsula and into Alabama, Georgia and beyond.

Trump himself stressed that the US was prepared for the storm.

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One Connecticut Guardsmen "is conducting Command Post operations at Joint Base San Antonio, supporting the tracking and controlling of air missions".

Soldiers said their focus is on humanitarian efforts, medical evacuations, triage and patient transfers.

The two ships had been deploying to the Texas Gulf Coast for Hurricane Relief but were called back as Irma began churning through the Caribbean island chains.

Still, not all military personnel are moving toward the storm.

They are expected to travel from MI to SC first and then move to Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., has issued an order that temporarily waives the global fuel tax agreement and worldwide registration plan for any commercial vehicles traveling through the state.

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