18 striking photos of the US military saving lives after Hurricane Harvey


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AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Rescue boats fill a flooded street as flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston.

The US military is on and above the ground in Texas.


After Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of the Gulf Coast and brought up to 50 inches of rain to parts of Houston, the US military and state National Guard joined in rescue and recovery efforts.

It's pretty clear from the photos that they are doing plenty of good, and likely saving many lives.

Here are 18 photos of troops carrying out a humanitarian mission here at home.