31 Aug '17, 4am

Fort Bliss readiness on display with hurricane response, general says: Readiness is a…

Readiness is a concept that is often hard to explain, but it was clearly demonstrated this week by Fort Bliss’ Combat Aviation Brigade as it responded to Hurricane Harvey, said one of the top leaders at the installation. About 90 soldiers from the Combat Aviation Brigade left Tuesday for the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast area of East Texas, where they will conduct search and rescue and other relief operations. More than 100 additional soldiers from the brigade left Wednesday. In all, the team will take as many as 25 Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters with them. These soldiers clearly demonstrated the meaning of readiness by being ready to go within hours of receiving notification of the mission, said Brig. Gen. Mark H. Landes, deputy commanding general for Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division. “You saw a demonstration of their capacity to immediately deploy and launch ai...

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