13 Sep '17, 8pm

Nearly 30,000 servicemembers involved in #HurricaneIrma response

Nearly 30,000 servicemembers involved in #HurricaneIrma response

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has mobilized nearly 30,000 military personnel for recovery operations along Hurricane Irma’s devastating path from the U.S. Virgin Islands up to the eastern mainland, where it carried tropical storm-strength winds north of Atlanta, defense officials said Wednesday. By Wednesday, the bulk of the military response, some 19,000 troops, were focused on Florida, where they were conducting road clearance, supply delivery and search and rescue operations throughout the entire state, according to Pentagon and Florida National Guard spokesmen. Additional troops could be called into the state in the coming days, they said. Irma impacted virtually all of Florida, hitting the Keys early Sunday as a Category 4 storm and making landfall just south of Naples before moving north into Georgia. Officials have blamed Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in t...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/nearly-30-000-servicemembers...

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Army Continues to Support Irma Response

Army Continues to Support Irma Response

defense.gov 13 Sep '17, 1pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 — More than 17,000 soldiers and Army civilians have been mobilized as part of the Total Army re...

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