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Top Army humanitarian moments of 2017: providing critical assistance after natural disasters: One of the Army’s core missions — global engagement — was on high display in 2017, and not just in the form of military exercises with allies from Australia to Poland. From treating medical maladies in Djibouti, to providing pediatric care in Honduras and offering veterinary clinics in South Africa, the Army contributed to global and national security through tangible humanitarian assistance.

Of the top Army humanitarian moments of 2017, two stand out in particular — the Army’s response to the hurricanes and wildfires in the United States, showcasing the dedication of the Army National Guard and Reserves to their fellow citizens.

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Within two months — August and September 2017 — three major hurricanes battered the southern United States, causing dozens of deaths and billions of dollars in property damage. But dozens of Army National Guard, Reserve, and active duty units from around the country were ready to respond to rescue their fellow citizens and assist in cleanup and recovery efforts.

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Top Army humanitarian moments of 2017: providing critical assistance after natural disasters: One of the Army’s core missions — global engagement — was on high display in 2017, and not just in the form of military exercises with allies from Australia to Poland. From treating medical maladies in Djibouti, to providing pediatric care in Honduras and offering veterinary clinics in South Africa, the Army contributed to global and national security through tangible humanitarian assistance. Of the top Army humanitarian moments of 2017, two stand out in particular — the Army’s response to the hurricanes and wildfires in the United States, showcasing the dedication of the Army National Guard and Reserves to their fellow citizens. HURRICANESWithin two months — August and September 2017 — three major hurricanes battered the southern United States, causing dozens of deaths and billions of dollars in property damage. But dozens of Army National Guard, Reserve, and active duty units from around the country were ready to respond to rescue their fellow citizens and assist in cleanup and recovery efforts.