Army Black Hawk flights scheduled over Galveston/Houston area

GALVESTON, Texas (May 16, 2017) – The US Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District will conduct an aerial inspection of selected project areas for key leaders and stakeholders visiting the Galveston District on the afternoon of May 18.

At least two Army UH-60, Black Hawk helicopters will fly over Galveston Island and the Houston area as part of the inspection.

“The inspection of our Galveston and Houston project areas will provide an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our projects to key leaders and stakeholders,” said Col. Lars Zetterstrom, USACE Galveston District commander.

The aerial inspection will also provide a current view of the terrain to help Corps officials plan for future hurricanes and storm events.

“Every year, the Corps, as part of the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies, sends hundreds of people to respond to disasters around the world,” said Zetterstrom. “At home, we assist both the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency with public works and engineering-related emergency support.”

Learn more about the USACE Galveston District’s emergency management missions at http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Emergency-Management-Office/. For news and information, visit www.swg.usace.army.mil. Find us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/GalvestonDistrict or follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/USACEgalveston.

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