Soldiers join Super Typhoon Yutu recovery
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Reserve Soldiers with E Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command, support the ongoing disaster relief effort caused by Super Typhoon Yutu at an aid station near the Koblerville Fire Station, Saipan, Oct. 28,... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Reserve Soldiers join relief efforts in Saipan
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with E Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command, assist local volunteers and government agencies in distributing essential disaster relief supplies at the Ada Gym, Saipan, Oct. 28, 2018 following the des... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Typhoon Relief efforts spearheaded by local Army Reserve Soldiers
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with E Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command, assist local volunteers and government agencies in distributing essential disaster relief supplies at the Ada Gym, Saipan, Oct. 28, 2018 following the des... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Reserve mobilizes over 300 Soldiers to join Typhoon Yutu relief efforts
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Guam-based Army Reserve Soldiers with the 9th Mission Support Command load their baggage and equipment onto a military vehicle at Charlie Dock, Port of Saipan, Oct. 29, 2018 after being transported by two Navy vessels from Guam in support of ongoing ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- On Oct. 30, the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve mobilized approximately 300 Soldiers from Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Pacific area. It supports relief and recovery efforts following the devastation of Super Typhoon Yutu in order to save lives and mitigate human suffering.

In concert and coordination with various federal, state, local, interagency, and nongovernmental organization partners, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers are transporting Federal Emergency Management Agency and American Red Cross relief supplies and equipment to support their fellow citizens, assisting with debris clearance, and distributing commodities.

Additionally, the U.S. Army Reserve is providing its Saipan facilities as a staging area for relief operations.

Prior to the mobilization announcement, approximately 140 Army Reserve Soldiers volunteered to support relief operations as one of the first military assets on the ground to support the community in Saipan.

Over 500 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers currently reside and work in Guam, Saipan and the Northern Mariana Islands.

"I am extremely proud of our Soldiers who, at a moment's notice, dropped what they were doing to provide help and support to their neighbors, families and community. We are the community. This is a great example of the joint force and interagency partnership making a difference in people's lives," said Brig. Gen. Doug Anderson, commanding general, 9th Mission Support Command.

Service members from Joint Region Marianas and Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands' civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu relief efforts.

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The 9th MSC is the most ethnically diverse, geographically dispersed command in the U.S. Army Reserve, crossing seven times zones, two U.S. states, two U.S. territories, a commonwealth and two foreign countries. Soldiers of the command speak 29 languages.

Major subordinate commands include the 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 658th Regional Support Group, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade, U.S. Army Pacific-Support Unit, 3rd Mobilization Support Group, USAR Theater Support Group - Pacific, 4960th Multifunctional Training Brigade, 1984th US Army Hospital, the 302nd Transportation Terminal Battalion, and the famed 100th Battalion/442nd Infantry.

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