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US Military Deploys Aircraft to Provide Humanitarian Aid in Houston, Texas

The U.S. military has deployed dozens of aircraft to support humanitarian missions and help people in areas around Houston, Texas that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday.

The U.S. Air Force and Navy dispatched a P-8 Poseidon maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft and E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft to perform air traffic control and surveillance missions as well as collect data on flooded regions in the area.

Teams from military units across the U.S. will support the disaster relief, recovery and humanitarian efforts in Houston including members of the 601st Air Operations Center, 90th Rescue Wing, Joint Base Charleston, Air National Guard, 125th Special Tactics Squadron, 176th Wing, 129th Rescue Wing and the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron.

Other aircraft deployed in support of the mission included Pave Hawks, Combat King HC-130P/N, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules and HH-60 helicopters.

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