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Sept. 6, 2017

National Guardsmen Ready for Action as Hurricane Irma Slams Caribbean

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

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.

Aug. 28, 2017

Texas Governor Activates All of State’s Guard for Harvey Relief Effort

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

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.

Aug. 14, 2017

Army, FEMA Prepare for Disaster Relief in Vigilant Guard Exercise

Soldiers and Defense Department employees with U.S. Army North's Task Force 51 participated in exercise Vigilant Guard 17-04, simulating possible catastrophic disasters to help local, state and federal agencies coordinate emergency relief efforts and response-and-recovery management.

May 3, 2017

National Guard Aids Flood Relief Efforts in Missouri

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens activated 600 of the state’s National Guard soldiers and airmen to assist with flood relief efforts in Missouri, where at least two people have died.

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