Sept. 24, 2017
Utah Airmen Work to Restore Communications in Virgin Islands
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands —
Members of the Utah Air National Guard deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma to provide critical communications capabilities and continued the mission following Hurricane Maria.
Sept. 18, 2017
Tennessee Air Guard Imagery Analysis Supports Hurricane Relief Effort
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
Members of the Tennessee Air National Guard's 118th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group based at Joint Base Berry Field in Nashville, Tenn., are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency's relief efforts in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Sept. 11, 2017
Oregon National Guardsmen Help Battle Wildfires
BROOKINGS, Ore. —
Nearly 600 Oregon National Guardsmen had volunteered to join the fight against wildfires across the state, working alongside local, state and federal agencies to battle one of the worst fire seasons in Oregon’s history.
Sept. 10, 2017
DoD Continues Hurricane Irma Response Operations
The Defense Department is well-postured for Hurricane Irma response operations in Florida and continues to assist in efforts throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean locations, a DoD spokesman said.
Sept. 9, 2017
DoD Continues Caribbean, Florida Hurricane Response Operations
The Defense Department continues its response to destruction throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean locales, while posturing forces to support the response to Hurricane Irma in Florida, a DoD spokesman said.
As Irma Looms, Some Guard Members Hopscotch From Storm to Storm
ARLINGTON, Va. —
National Guardsmen across the country returned home earlier this week for a quick recovery and then redeployed to support the Caribbean areas hammered by Hurricane Harvey and the southeastern U.S. menaced by Hurricane Irma.
Sept. 7, 2017
California Guard Heads Out to Fight Fires, Assist With Hurricane Irma
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
California National Guard soldiers are heading out to the Salmon-August Complex Fire near Etna, the Mission Fire near Oakhurst and others are preparing to head to Florida to assist authorities in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
Sept. 2, 2017
Kentucky Air Guard Deploys Aircraft, Airmen for Hurricane Relief Operations
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
Two C-130 Hercules aircraft and 14 more airmen deployed from the Kentucky Air National Guard base in Louisville to fly humanitarian aid and airlift evacuation missions in Texas following unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Aug. 11, 2017
Face of Defense: Identical Twins Serve Together in Air National Guard
MANSFIELD, Ohio —
For Raven and Lakota Hull, identical twins who currently serve together in the same unit of the Air National Guard, basic training was easy. The real challenge came when they were separated for the first time in their lives as they went to two different schools for technical training.
July 20, 2017
Guard Firefighters Train for Urban Search, Rescue Missions
VOLK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Wis. —
Air and Army National Guard firefighters from across the country came to train at Wisconsin's Regional Emergency All-Climate Training Center -- known as the REACT Center -- during the Patriot North 17 exercise. The REACT Center specializes in providing the training required for a safe and successful response to natural and manmade disasters for both military and civilian responders.