About 600 Kansas National Guard members will leave for the Gulf Coast today and Wednesday to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.
The 35th Infantry Division at Fort Leavenworth will send 150 people to Camp Beauregard near Alexandria, La., to provide command and control functions for the cleanup efforts.
Another 100 National Guard members with the 169th Support Sustainment Battalion in Olathe will travel to England Air Park near Alexandria, La.
About 350 Guard members with the 2-137th Infantry Division in Kansas City, Kan., will provide security services for the operation. They also will be based out of England Air Park. The soldiers also will be involved in high water search and rescue operations.
In addition, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management sent five people to Mississippi on Friday and Saturday to provide support to that state's Emergency Operations Center.