Approximately 20 Kansas soldiers have deployed to help the Gulf Coast in anticipation of Hurricane Ike and to Louisiana in response to needs caused by Hurricane Gustav.
The 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation and Company C, 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion have deployed three UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters including one medical helicopter.
The 190th Air Refueling Wing is on alert for Hurricane Ike to be ready to send three KC-135 stratotankers to the Gulf Coast. The alert means they must be ready to fly within three hours.
Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is deploying 23 employees to assist Louisiana with the Federal Disaster Food Stamp Program.
Approximately 600 Kansas National Guard personnel deployed to assist local authorities with hurricane response and record operations. The soldiers come from the 35th Infantry Division, 69th Troop Command, the 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry, the 635th Armor, the 169th Corps Support Sustainment Battalion, 731st Transportation Company, and 137th Transportation Company.