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Oklahoma National Guard officials say soldiers from the 179th Infantry Regiment and the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will form a task force to provide security, distribution, maintenance and shelter operations. It is sending troops and helicopters to southeast Texas.

The soldiers will mostly work search-and-rescue missions, spokesman Lt.

Houston Executive Airport is one of three hubs the Texas Army National Guard is operating from. "Guardsmen will be leaving tomorrow, and the deployment could extend up to 30 days".

The state has an agreement in place with Louisiana, Texas and several other surrounding states to offer Guard support in disaster scenarios.

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They departed via two Pennsylvania CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Muir Army Airfield at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County and are flying to Grand Prairie airport near Dallas, Wolf said.

The National Guard has no time to rest.

State Guard members will also join a steady group of volunteers from religious organizations and nonprofits in Arkansas who have journeyed to the coast to help flood and hurricane victims recover. Sunday morning, crews from across Texas helped to deliver the things people need to survive in Chambers and Liberty counties. "The Pennsylvania National Guard stands ready to support our commonwealth and nation whenever and wherever we are needed".

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