FORT HOOD, Texas — Brigadier General Thomas C. Friloux will present troopers from Regimental Support Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, with the Humanitarian Service Medal here Sept. 30.

The Humanitarian Service Medal was created Jan. 19, 1977 by President Gerald Ford and is awarded to any member of the United States military who distinguishes himself or herself by meritorious direct participation in a significant act or military operation.

Troopers from the Regimental Support Squadron deployed to Louisiana on Sept. 3 and returned to Fort Hood Sept. 20.

While deployed, the troopers supported Federal Emergency Management Agency and Defense Security Cooperation Agency relief efforts, providing much-needed aid to the people and communities of Louisiana.

Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact 3d Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs at  (254) 423-5741, or email by 3 p.m. Sep. 29.

Media who RSVP should arrive at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center Sep. 30 at 8:45 a.m. to be escorted to the event.