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U.S. Army Reserve aviators rescues mother, child

By Capt. Chad Nixon | U.S. Army Reserve Command | Aug. 30, 2017

CONROE, Texas — Army Reserve flight paramedics assigned to, C Company, 7-158 General Services Aviation Battalion, rescues a mother and child from rising floodwater.

Army Reserve Soldiers with the assistance of Conroe paramedics Amanda Tom and Sally Carr, provided aeromedical evacuation by (MEDEVAC) helicopter and rush the mother and child to safety.

With many roads unpassable by rising waters, Army Reserve Aviation has been vital in assisting local authorities with rescue efforts.

The 7-158 GSAB responded to the request, utilizing the Army Reserve’s Immediate Response Authority, per the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, while providing trained and ready Army Reserve Soldiers for relief efforts.

America's Army Reserve is the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal Federal Reserve force in the history of the Nation. America’s Army Reserve provides capabilities critical to DSCA response, including search and rescue, aviation, engineer, transportation, medical and communications support. America’s Army Reserve has Soldiers and equipment in more than 1,100 communities across the nation allowing immediate respond to local emergencies. We stand with our nation in support of our neighbors and our primary concern is their safety and well-being.

Media wishing to interview any Army Reserve Aviation soldier please contact Capt. Matthew Roman, Army Reserve Aviation Command Public Affairs Officer, at 502-851-3466 or matthew.a.roman.mil@mail.mil