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[email protected]_Guard Soldiers head to Puerto Rico for water assistance:

.@SD_Guard Soldiers head to Puerto Rico for water assistance:

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has activated four members of the South Dakota Army National Guard's Company A, 139th Brigade Support Battalion, at the request of Puerto Rico government authorities to help with recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Soldiers from the Watertown-based unit will provide water distribution capabilities to those in need. They will deploy to Puerto Rico with two Load Handling System vehicles and trailers equipped with four Compatible Water Tank Racks, or "Hippos." The Hippos has the capability to receive, store and distribute up to 2,000 gallons of potable water per system. "When disaster strikes, South Dakota lends a hand," Daugaard said. "Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Puerto Rico and with the Soldiers of Company A, who will be on the ground helping those in need." Recovery efforts are especially persona...

Full article: http://www.nationalguard.mil/News/Article/1338533/south-d...

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