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NEWS | Aug. 30, 2017

U.S. Army Reserve rescues 3,300 victims from Hurricane Harvey flooding

By Capt. Chad Nixon U.S. Army Reserve Command

Army Reserve Soldiers from Texas and Colorado continue to support aviation and wheeled vehicle rescues of displaced civilians in affected areas.

Army Reserve Soldiers, with assistance from local authorities continue tirelessly to support flood victims displaced by Hurricane Harvey. With many roads un-passable by rising waters, Army Reserve aviation and wheeled vehicles with water fording capabilities has been vital in assisting local authorities with rescue efforts.

The Army Reserve has responded to numerous requests 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.

Army Reserve executed more than: 15 aviation and vehicle missions
Army reserve rescued and evacuated more than: 3,300 civilians to include women, children and elderly victims

Army Reserve is currently Housing Over: 400 displaced victims and local emergency management personnel in 4 different Army Reserve Centers positioned throughout Texas.

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 soldier please contact Capt. Chad Nixon, Deputy Chief of Army Reserve Media Relations, at 910-570-8336 or