Sept. 8, 2017
DoD Aids Preparation, Response Efforts for Hurricane Irma
The Defense Department is engaged with federal, state, territorial and international mission partners and is postured to respond to requests for assistance to territories and states affected by Hurricane Irma.
Sept. 7, 2017
Northcom Begins Support for Hurricane Irma
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —
The first Navy ship arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands, providing medium and heavy lift helicopters to transport people and supplies, as U.S. Northern Command began its support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hurricane Irma response.
Sept. 6, 2017
National Guardsmen Ready for Action as Hurricane Irma Slams Caribbean
ARLINGTON, Va. —
Air and Army Guardsmen stand ready to face Hurricane Irma, a monster Category 5 storm with wind speeds up to 185 mph as it advances toward the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Bahamas.
Sept. 1, 2017
Northcom Chief Relays Mattis Message: 'Texas Gets Everything They Need'
The commander of U.S. Northern Command offered the military's resources to the people of Texas as well as the thoughts and prayers of defense leaders during an update on Hurricane Harvey.
Aug. 31, 2017
Louisiana National Guard Aids in Texas Nursing Home Rescue
BATON ROUGE, La. —
The Louisiana Guard joined rescue efforts in Texas following Hurricane Harvey by providing Guard members, high-water vehicles, buses and helicopters to conduct search and rescue operations and transport people to shelters.
Aug. 29, 2017
DoD, Guard Will Provide All Texas Asks for in Struggle Against Harvey Floods
More Texas National Guardsmen will assist as the Defense Department continues efforts to save life, limb and property following Hurricane Harvey, the National Guard Bureau's director of domestic operations said.
Aug. 28, 2017
DoD Moves Troops, Search-Rescue Units, Aircraft, Vehicles to Texas
In anticipation of a possible request for assistance, the Defense Department is prepositioning troops, search and rescue units, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and supplies to staging areas near the worst of the flooding in southeastern Texas, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Texas Governor Activates All of State’s Guard for Harvey Relief Effort
AUSTIN, Texas —
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott activated the entire Texas National Guard force in response to Hurricane Harvey, bringing the total number of deployed Guard members to roughly 12,000.
Aug. 27, 2017
More Texas Guardsmen Deploy as Harvey Causes Catastrophic Flooding
Close to 3,000 Texas State Guard and Texas National Guardsmen have been called up to provide support following Hurricane Harvey, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Aug. 25, 2017
Air Force Hurricane Hunters Track Harvey
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. —
Members of the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron have been collecting data on Hurricane Harvey for days, contributing to the National Hurricane Center's ability to determine the storm's intensity and predict where it could go.