92 Soldiers and 12 aircraft from 1st Armored Division, Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas, deployed to Houston Tuesday in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Lt. Col. Chris Chung, the commander of the 2-501st, remarked “This is a great opportunity to support our nation.”
Additional personnel and aircraft from the Brigade are scheduled to depart within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Members of the CAB headquarters, 2nd Battalion-501st Aviation Regiment, 3rd Battalion-501st Aviation Regiment and 127th Aviation Support Battalion join the thousands of U.S. Army Soldiers deployed to assist local, state and federal first responders in Texas following the devastating flooding from Hurricane Harvey, and assist with transporting personnel and supplies as well as search and rescue operations.
The unit’s helicopters are currently staging at the Kelly Airfield at Kelly Air Force Base near San Antonio.
Photos courtesy Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss