Missouri Guardsmen Battle Flood Waters

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Missouri U.S. Army National Guard members and local civilians unload a truck full of sandbags used to prevent erosion of a levee near Winfield, Mo., June 20, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to 1140th Engineering Battalion out of Cape Girardeau, Mo. 
 U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Desiree Palacios
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matt Strand, left. and U.S. Army Pfc. Marvin Hatton pass sandbags used to prevent erosion of a levee near Winfield, Mo., June 20, 2008. Strand is assigned to the 131st Fighter Wing in St. Louis and Hatton is assigned to the 1140th Engineering Battalion in Cape Girardeau, Mo. 
 U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Desiree Palacios
  • Missouri U.S. Air Force National Guardsmen unload a pallet of sandbags that will be used to prevent erosion of a levee near Winfield, Mo., June 20, 2008. The airmen are assigned to 131st Fighter Wing in St. Louis, Mo. 
 U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Desiree Palacios
  • A wall of sandbags is used to secure a section of a levee near Winfield, Mo., June 20, 2008. The Missouri U.S. Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 131st Fighter Wing in St. Louis work together with soldiers assigned to the Missouri U. S. Army National Guard's 1140 Engineering Battalion out of Cape Girardeau, Mo., to help the city of Winfield.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Desiree Palacios
  • Checkpoints manned by members of the Missouri Air National Guard are set up along a 30-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near Winfield, Mo., June 20, 2008. The Air National guardsmen control access to flooded areas and provide a deterrent to would-be looters.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jack Braden
  • U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chris Montoga, right, and Airman 1st Class Jon Taggart man a checkpoint in Foley, Mo., June 20, 2008. Checkpoints manned by members of the Missouri Air National Guard are set up along a 30-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near Winfield, Mo. Air National guardsmen control access to flooded areas and provide a deterrent to would-be looters. Montoga and Taggart are assigned to the 131st Fighter Wing at Lambert Field, Mo.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Jack Braden