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.
Aug. 14, 2017
Army, FEMA Prepare for Disaster Relief in Vigilant Guard Exercise
SANTA FE, N.M. —
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
ARLINGTON, Va. —
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.
April 25, 2017
Northcom Commander Highlights Partnerships to Counter Transnational Crime
COZUMEL, Mexico —
Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson said in closing remarks at the two-day Central America Security Conference that the U.S. military is looking for ways to enhance cooperation with its Mexican and Central American partners to address the security challenges that threaten the stability in the region.
April 6, 2017
Northcom, Southcom Work with Partners to Defend the Homeland
The men and women of U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command work with a range of partners to safeguard the homeland, the commands’ commanders told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
April 3, 2017
First Responders Conduct Vigilant Guard 17 Exercise in Georgia
CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Ga. —
The state of Georgia hosted a large-scale training exercise designed to test the response to a real-life disaster, with 9,000 military and civilian personnel participating in the Vigilant Guard 17 emergency-response exercise.
March 31, 2017
Military Exercise Provides Medical Care for Kodiak Island Residents
KODIAK ISLAND, Alaska —
The Arctic Care 2017 exercise provides training opportunities for active-duty, Guard and Reserve U.S. military members and Canadian Health service members to prepare for worldwide deployment while supporting the medical needs of all of communities on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
March 24, 2017
Marines, Sailors Conduct Chemical, Biological Response Exercise
Marines and sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force based at Indian Head, Maryland, traveled to Guardian Centers, a training facility in Perry, Georgia, to participate in Exercise Scarlet Response 2017.
March 20, 2017
Natural Disaster Response Exercise Vigilant Guard To Begin, Spokesman Says
During the joint natural disaster response exercise Vigilant Guard 2017, the Georgia National Guard and guardsmen from five surrounding states will simulate a hurricane to improve collaborative efforts in the region, a Pentagon spokesman said.