Oct. 9, 2016
Virginia Guard Prepares for Possible Hampton Roads Flooding
SANDSTON, Va. —
The Virginia National Guard is staging about 160 soldiers in the Hampton Roads area with Humvees, light/medium tactical trucks and chainsaws to be ready to assist with possible flood-response operations caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Oct. 8, 2016
Guard Members Support Civil Authorities as Matthew Batters Southeast Coast
ARLINGTON, Va. —
More than 9,000 National Guard members are responding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, conducting search-and-rescue operations, route clearance and debris removal, security operations and infrastructure assessments.
South Carolina National Guard Assists in Lifesaving Mission
ADAMS RUN, S.C. —
Soldiers with the South Carolina National Guard transported emergency medical personnel to a citizen in need of medical attention whose house was surrounded by flood waters caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Oct. 7, 2016
Face of Defense: Soldier’s Idea Saves Army Big Money
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —
Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. Wesley Todd of La Porte, Indiana, invented a device that improves soldier safety and equipment longevity while working on a light-towed howitzer.
Oct. 5, 2016
National Guard Assists Southeastern States as Hurricane Matthew Approaches
ARLINGTON, Va. —
National Guard members in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina are on duty or ready to be called up to serve as Hurricane Matthew approaches the United States.
Sept. 1, 2016
Florida National Guard Soldiers, Airmen Prepare for Hurricane Hermine
As Hurricane Hermine heads for Florida’s Gulf Coast, the state’s governor has activated about 100 National Guardsmen and is prepared to activate more if needed, a Defense Department spokesman said.
Aug. 18, 2016
146th Airlift Wing Joins California Guard Wildfire Fight
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
The California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing has activated two C-130J Hercules aircraft, joining state and local authorities supporting firefighting efforts across the state at the request of Cal Fire.
Louisiana National Guard Continues Flood Response Missions
BATON ROUGE, La. —
The Louisiana National Guard continues to conduct flood response and recovery missions, while prepositioning vehicles and assets in potentially flood-affected areas, according to a Louisiana National Guard news release.
July 1, 2016
Carter Congratulates Top Officers on Senate Confirmation
Defense Secretary Ash Carter extended his congratulations to three top officers on their Senate confirmation to assume their new posts.
Face of Defense: Soldier Experiences Teamwork at Her First Annual Training
SUNNY POINT, N.C. —
Army Pvt. Noel Weeks, who joined the North Carolina National Guard in 2015, learned about the value of teamwork during her participation in Operation Vigilant Seahawk, a two-week regional homeland security exercise.