Governor Wolf Announces Deployment of National Guard, Fish and Boat Personnel, Aircraft to Support Florence Response

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Deployment of National Guard, Fish and Boat Personnel, Aircraft to Support Florence Response Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this morning that more than 25 Pennsylvania National Guard members and six Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission rescue technicians, along with two UH-60 Black Hawks and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters, left from Fort Indiantown Gap and Johnstown, Pennsylvania en route to McEntire Joint National Guard Base, near Columbia, South Carolina to assist with a response to Hurricane Florence.“I am incredibly proud our National Guard members and the Fish and Boat Commission personnel for their readiness and willingness to assist where needed – in Pennsylvania and in other parts of the U.S. during difficult times,” Gov. Wolf said. “While we continue to help those in Pennsylvania affected by recent flooding, we also are thinking of our fellow citizens in North and South Carolina as they prepare for Hurricane Florence. I want everyone to know that Pennsylvania is with them, wishing safe passage through this storm.”The National Guard aircraft and crew will integrate with thousands of National Guard members and first responders who are prepositioning assets and supplies to be used in the response to Hurricane Florence.The Fish and Boat Commission technicians are trained members of the PA Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, or PA-HART. The team deployed with one rescue truck and trailer containing a cache of rescue support equipment, including inflatable boats.The Pennsylvania National Guard responded to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017.center_img September 13, 2018last_img read more

Lukaku keen to push on at Chelsea

first_imgStriker Romelu Lukaku wants to prove himself at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho this season after a successful loan spell at West Brom. “My mind is in Chelsea now and I have come back to do well in pre-season and if I do a good pre-season, I think I will have a place in the squad and hopefully in the starting XI. “Last year I had a great season at West Brom and I think have the qualities to do it here, but it is up to me. “If I don’t do well here, then loan again.” Press Associationcenter_img The 20-year-old Belgium international hopes a good pre-season, including this week’s match with Singha All-Stars in Bangkok, will ensure he is part of Mourinho’s thoughts for the forthcoming campaign, rather than spend another term out on loan. Lukaku told Sky Sports News. “We had a good talk and now it’s up to me. last_img read more