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Soldiers and civilian employees of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division meet in the division’s Emergency Operations Cell to discuss Hurricane Florence Sept. 17 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 99th DIV(R) ran 24-hour operations in its EOC for several days during Florence’s initial landfall and push inland, and was prepared to support relief efforts in several ways to include providing 13 U.S. Army Reserve facilities to shelter evacuees, readying equipment such power generators and water-purification systems, activating several public affairs teams to provide news coverage, and maintaining accountability of Soldiers throughout the affected areas.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey surveys the coast of North Carolina after Hurricane Florence impacted the community, September 22, 2018.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey surveys the coast of North Carolina after Hurricane Florence impacted the community, September 22, 2018.
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey speaks to U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers at the Army Reserve Center in Knightdale, N.C., during his survey of places affected by Hurricane Florence, September 22, 2018.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Sullivan, with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 318th Press Camp Headquarters, 99th Readiness Division, donates blood at The American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Florence Relief effort. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by 1st Lt. Chantel Baul)
NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Olha Vandergriff, commander of the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 318th Press Camp Headquarters, 99th Readiness Division, prepares to donate blood at The American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Florence Relief effort. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by 1st Lt. Chantel Baul)
NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Anshu Pandeya, with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 318th Press Camp Headquarters, 99th Readiness Division, donates platelets at The American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Florence Relief effort. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by 1st Lt. Chantel Baul)
NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier of the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 318th Press Camp Headquarters, 99th Readiness Division, donates blood at The American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Florence Relief effort. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. William Battle)
Six U.S. Army Reserve Chinook crews from the 5-159th General Support Aviation Battalion, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command are transporting Soldiers from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division to the locations where their aircraft were temporarily relocated for protection and safety ahead of Hurricane Florence in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2018. ARAC has approximately 5,000 Soldiers, 583 Civilians and more than 190 aircraft in 12 states. It’s one-of-a-kind in the U.S. Army Reserve, providing air assault, air movement, aeromedical evacuation, and inter- and intra-theater transportation. Additionally, the command supports all FEMA regions within the United States to support emergency response. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Stephanie Ramirez)
Six U.S. Army Reserve Chinook crews from the 5-159th General Support Aviation Battalion, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command are transporting Soldiers from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division to the locations where their aircraft were temporarily relocated for protection and safety ahead of Hurricane Florence in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2018. ARAC has approximately 5,000 Soldiers, 583 Civilians and more than 190 aircraft in 12 states. It’s one-of-a-kind in the U.S. Army Reserve, providing air assault, air movement, aeromedical evacuation, and inter- and intra-theater transportation. Additionally, the command supports all FEMA regions within the United States to support emergency response. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Stephanie Ramirez)
Six U.S. Army Reserve Chinook crews from the 5-159th General Support Aviation Battalion, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command are transporting Soldiers from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division to the locations where their aircraft were temporarily relocated for protection and safety ahead of Hurricane Florence in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2018. ARAC has approximately 5,000 Soldiers, 583 Civilians and more than 190 aircraft in 12 states. It’s one-of-a-kind in the U.S. Army Reserve, providing air assault, air movement, aeromedical evacuation, and inter- and intra-theater transportation. Additionally, the command supports all FEMA regions within the United States to support emergency response. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Stephanie Ramirez)
Six U.S. Army Reserve Chinook crews from the 5-159th General Support Aviation Battalion, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Army Reserve Aviation Command are transporting Soldiers from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division to the locations where their aircraft were temporarily relocated for protection and safety ahead of Hurricane Florence in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2018. ARAC has approximately 5,000 Soldiers, 583 Civilians and more than 190 aircraft in 12 states. It’s one-of-a-kind in the U.S. Army Reserve, providing air assault, air movement, aeromedical evacuation, and inter- and intra-theater transportation. Additionally, the command supports all FEMA regions within the United States to support emergency response. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Stephanie Ramirez)
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 464th Transportation Company (Medium Boat), 359th Transportation Battalion, 3rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), 377th Theater Sustainment Command prepare their boats to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence as part of the Total Army response.
U.S. Army Reserve pilots transported Soldiers with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, to Robins Air Force Base in Georgia to retrieve helicopters stored there due to Hurricane Florence.
Army Reserve Soldiers with Delta Company, 5th Battalion, 159th General Support Aviation Battalion conduct preflight checks on their helicopters in preparation to provide support for Hurricane Florence relief efforts as part of the Total Army Response.
Army Reserve division brings Sandy experience to Florence response
Soldiers and civilian employees of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division meet in the division’s Emergency Operations Cell to discuss Hurricane Florence Sept. 17 at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 99th DIV(R) ran 24-hour operations in its EOC for several days during Florence’s initial landfall and push inland, and was prepared to support relief efforts in several ways to include providing 13 U.S. Army Reserve facilities to shelter evacuees, readying equipment such power generators and water-purification systems, activating several public affairs teams to provide news coverage, and maintaining accountability of Soldiers throughout the affected areas.
Sept. 27, 2018 - In late 2012, the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command provided aid and assistance to local communities in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, receiving the Army Superior Unit Award for its efforts.

372nd MPAD Soldiers give blood to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts
NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Sullivan, with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 318th Press Camp Headquarters, 99th Readiness Division, donates blood at The American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Florence Relief effort. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by 1st Lt. Chantel Baul)
Sept. 21, 2018 - The 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of several U.S. Army Reserve units positioned throughout the Southeast to support the Hurricane Florence relief effort. Not every unit will be called to a mission, and so in the interim, the unit commander, Maj. Olha Vandergriff, decided to seize a vital opportunity to support the recovery effort from the MPAD's home station.

Army Reserve lawyers support emergency operations during Hurricane Florence
Maj. Ralph Bailey, a judge advocate from the 213th LOD, is assigned to review mission assignments from the regional Defense Coordinating Element.
Sept. 19, 2018 - As Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas on Sept. 14, U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command Soldiers were ready to provide military support to civil authorities during emergency operations.
Army Reserve Family Programs ensures Soldiers and Family members are connected to resources within their community. Support specialists are available at 1-844-663-3269 or at Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647. 
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