Davis-Monthan Reservists deployed to Texas

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A total of 30 Reservists from the 943rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base have been deployed to Randolph Air Force Base in Texas to assist with search and rescue missions in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Seventeen Reservists were sent to Texas on Saturday, September 13, to join the 13 members of their group that had been deployed previously.

The first priority of the rescue group is saving lives, with specialists, aircraft and equipment assisting civil authorities in rescuing victims and preventing human suffering in the area hit by the hurricane.