31 Aug '17, 1am

Marines, Navy heading to Gulf Coast for possible rescue missions

Marines, Navy heading to Gulf Coast for possible rescue missions

Nearly 700 Marines will head toward the Gulf Coast Thursday aboard the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge in case they are tasked with helping rescue Texas residents who have been slammed by historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The Kearsarge and the dock landing ship Oak Hill are both scheduled to get underway from ports in Virginia, Fleet Forces Command announced on Wednesday. “These ships are capable of providing medical support, maritime civil affairs, maritime security, expeditionary logistic support, medium and heavy lift air support, and bring a diverse capability including assessment and security,” a news release from the command says. Texas activates 2,000 more guardsmen; asks for 10,000 from other states for Harvey support Hurricane Harvey left a million residents homeless and stranded in Southeast Texas. By: Charlsy Panzino About 690 members of the 26th M...

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