Alaska and California Air Guardsmen transported for rescue missions



Video by Staff Sgt. Balinda O'Neal Dresel

Alaska National Guard Public Affairs


Alaska and California Air National Guardsmen prepare to be transported from a staging area in Liberty, Texas, via Texas Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Grand Prairie, Texas, to assist with search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 30, 2017. The 29 Guardsmen team are from the AKANG’s 212th Rescue Squadron and CAANG’s 129th Rescue Wing. Hurricane Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas, bringing record flooding and destruction to the region.