Camp Mabry's General thanks USO Fort Hood for support

Channel 6 Military Reporter Jillian Angeline reports.

FORT HOOD - The USO at Fort Hood was honored for their efforts to assist troops, both active duty and reservists, in Harvey's aftermath.

Camp Mabry's Brigadier General presented them with a Certificate of Appreciation Tuesday and to USO Houston.  Fort Hood's USO partnered with the USO in Houston to provide much-needed toiletries, undershirts and other items for the troops who were rescuing and helping victims of the hurricane and massive flooding.

Fort Hood's Center Director Isabel Hubbard said her staff delivered these supplies.  The mobile team provided rescue teams with food and a place to relax between shifts, in areas like a garage or schools.

Camp Mabry's Commanding General Brigadier General Patrick Hamilton said the USO provided a little bit of comfort.

"A former division commander here in Texas called me and he's on the Board of Directors and said hey, they want to come help.  Who can you have them come talk to so they can come and help?  So they were ready to go, ready to come help," Hamilton said.

Hamilton went on to say USO was all over the place once they made some phone calls.  The General said they will now start involving USO in the response plan for major events like Harvey.

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