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Oct. 9, 2016

Virginia Guard Prepares for Possible Hampton Roads Flooding

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

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.

Oct. 8, 2016

South Carolina National Guard Assists in Lifesaving Mission

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

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

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

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.

Aug. 18, 2016

Louisiana National Guard Continues Flood Response Missions

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.

July 1, 2016

Face of Defense: Soldier Experiences Teamwork at Her First Annual Training

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.

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