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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.

April 25, 2017

Northcom Commander Highlights Partnerships to Counter Transnational Crime

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

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

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.

Feb. 12, 2017

Stratcom Detects North Korean Missile Launch

U.S. Strategic Command systems detected and tracked what officials said was a North Korean missile launch, according to a news release issued by Stratcom.

Oct. 5, 2016

U.S. Army North Stands Ready in Event of Disasters, Attacks

Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander of U.S. Army North, said he agrees with a previous commander’s statement that “if you weren’t paranoid when you came to this command, you certainly will be when you leave.” The command is charged with defending the homeland in the event of a natural disaster or an act of war.

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