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Service Members Help Texans in Harvey's Aftermath

Five days after Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, service members from all military branches continue to support rescue and relief efforts in Southeast Texas, Aug. 31, 2017. Photos by multiple photographers
An airman carries a dog and walks in front of family following him.
Air Force Senior Airman Austin Hellweg leads a family to an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter in Beaumont, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017, for transport to a safer location during Harvey relief efforts. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan
Two sailors help an elderly woman into a helicopter.
Navy Petty Officers 2nd Class Jansen Schamp and Rion Johnson assist with a medical evacuation in Jasper, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017, during Harvey relief efforts. Both sailors are naval aircrewmen. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Lindahl
A pallet of water sits on a helicopter while service members work in the background.
Service members load pallets of water and meals ready to eat into an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter in Katy, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017, while preparing to support Harvey relief efforts. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.
An aerial shows extensive flooding in a residential area from Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
An aerial view shows extensive flooding from Harvey in a residential area in Southeast Texas, Aug. 31, 2017. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez
Service members help people into a military vehicle.
Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Class Richard Call and members of New Jersey Task Force 1, assist evacuees displaced by Hurricane Harvey into a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle to during water rescue operations in Wharton, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert Shelley
A woman holds her hand over her mouth and cries as a sailor puts his hand on another civilian's shoulder.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jansen Schamp reassures civilians after a rescue at Pine Forest Elementary School in Vidor, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017. U.S. Fleet Forces Command personnel rescued seven adults, seven children and four dogs at the school, which had been serving as a shelter until floodwaters from Harvey reached i ...More
A boy covers his ears as a Coast Guardsman carries him away from a helicopter.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Gallant, a rescue swimmer assigned Air Station Miami, carries a boy from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter in Beaumont, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017, while helping move people from a shelter to a regional airport. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki
Troops and law enforcement officials pull two inflatable boats through waist-high water in a downtown street.
Marines Corps reservists work with members of the Texas State Guard and Texas Highway Patrol to pull Marine Corps combat rubber raiding craft through a flooded street in Houston, Aug. 31, 2017, while supporting Harvey relief efforts. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee
Service members carry children through knee-high waters, as residents disembark from a boat behind them.
From left, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Komi Gayakpa and Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Arturo Platamartinez and Alejandro Lopez carry children to safety while performing search and rescue operations in Lumberton, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017, in Harvey’s aftermath. Courtesy photo
An airman carries a dog and walks in front of family following him.
Two sailors help an elderly woman into a helicopter.
A pallet of water sits on a helicopter while service members work in the background.
An aerial shows extensive flooding in a residential area from Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Service members help people into a military vehicle.
A woman holds her hand over her mouth and cries as a sailor puts his hand on another civilian's shoulder.
A boy covers his ears as a Coast Guardsman carries him away from a helicopter.
Troops and law enforcement officials pull two inflatable boats through waist-high water in a downtown street.
Service members carry children through knee-high waters, as residents disembark from a boat behind them.