As Hurricane Season Starts, Entire 82nd Airborne Redeploys Overseas
...as the 2007 hurricane season begins, the entire 82nd Division is leaving United States for the first time since it was deployed to Iraq in 1990 as part of Operation Desert Storm — and none of its divisions will return until September, when the season is over...Oh well, it doesn't really matter. These people shouldn't be living in hurricane areas anyway, so it's their own fault. And, you know, they're underprivileged anyway, so [this should work] out very well for them.[snip]For only the second time since World War II, all of the division’s combat infantry brigades will be at war.[snip]One of the most memorable successful stateside deployments of the 82nd’s ready brigade was to South Florida in response to the Hurricane Andrew disaster in August 1992. The 82nd provided food, shelter and medical attention in the region for 30 days.