Wisconsin National Guard troops deploy for Irma relief


J 4.>>VERY MOVING. THANK YOU, BRANDON.>>GOVERNOR WALKER HAS ACTIVATED MORE THAN 2500 WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO HELP OUT IN THE IRMA RELIEVErtR EFFORTS.>>MANY ARE HEADED SOUTH ALREADY. TOM DURIAN CAUGHT UP WITH TROOPS REAPING FROM LEAVE EARLY TOMORROW. HE’S LIVE THErtRE WITH MORE ON THEIR DEPLOYMENT.>>YEAH, SHANNON AND CHARLES, THE TRUCKS HERE AND THEY’RE ALL PACKED UP AND READY TO GO. THE 75 SOLDIERS ArtRE GETTING SOME REST BEFORE THEY TAKE OFF FOR THAT 1600 MILE TRIP TOMORROW MORNING.>>TO THE NATIONAL GUARD, THIS IS OUR JOB. THIS IS WHAT WE DO. THEY CALL,rt WE COME OUT AND HELP OUT.>>ONE BY ONE, THE VEHICLES AT THE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY ARE READY FOR THEIR DEPLOYMENT EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND THE SOLDIERSrt LOAD UP EARLY FROM THEIR PERSONAL GEAR TO WATER FOR THEIR TRIP.>>WE’RE THERE IN A CAPACITY OOH HELP. WE’RE NOT GOING IN THERE TO TAKE CHARGE OF ANYTHING, AND WE’RE GOINrtG IN THERE, ASKING, HOW CAN WE MAKE YOUR LIVES BETTER RIGHT NOW.>>AS FAR AS WHAT THEY DO ONCE THEY ARIVER AT A STAGING AREA IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA, IT IS UP TOrt THE SUNSHINE STATE’S NATIONAL GUARD.>>WE COULD BE HERE IN FLORIDA ON A HUMANITARIAN MISSION ODISASTER RELIEF OR SECURITY.>>WE HAVE TO BE READYrt FOR ANYTHING.>>THEY HAVE TO FIND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS AND KNOWS HE WILL LIKELY HELP OUT IN RESCUES.>>GETTING PEOPLE FROM ONE AREA WHERE IT’S VERYrt DANGEROUS STILL INTO A SAFER LOCATION.>>WELL, MANY OF THESE SOLDIERS WERE TOO YOUNG AT THE TIME. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE ENTIRE 30-SECOND RED ARROWrt INFANTRY COMBAT BRIGADE HAS DEPLOYED SINCE GOING TO IRAQ IN 2009.>>FOR NOW, THEY WILL GET REST AND WrtORK OUT THE FINAL LOGISTICS>>JUST GETTING THE PLANNING DON 71 AND THEN WE’RE READY TO ROLL.>>ALL RIGHT. SO SOME OF THE SOLrtDIERS ALREADY ON THE ROAD DOWN TO FLORIDA. EVERYBODY HERE FROM WISCONSIN IS EXPECTED TO BE ON THE ROAD BY SOME TIME ON WEDNESDAY. rtrt rtrt rtrt rt rtrt rtrt

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