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Vermont Guard members head to Texas

MONTPELIER — Four members of the Vermont National Guard are heading to Texas this week to provide communications assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Maj. Gen. Steven Cray, adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard, said the four-person public affairs team are from the Vermont Army and Air National Guard. They will be stationed at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. Cray said they are heading to Texas at the request of the Texas National Guard and will provide public affairs support to the Defense Support of Civil Authority mission and conduct media operations. Continue Reading →

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Vermont water rescue team heads to Texas

COLCHESTER — A Vermont swift water rescue team deployed to Texas Thursday on a 12-day mission to help with the rescue efforts after Hurricane Harvey. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott participated in a sendoff event Thursday morning for the Vermont Task Force 1 Swift Water Rescue Team. They will help with evacuations and rescues in flooded parts of Texas after Harvey dumped dozens of inches of water on some areas of the state. The 15-member contingent from the 90-strong task force will take two days to drive to Texas with their equipment and two days to return. “This is what makes me so very proud as governor. Continue Reading →

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