Sept. 14, 2017
Marines Assist Irma Relief Efforts in Caribbean, Florida
KEY WEST, Fla. —
Marines successfully evacuated 1,600 citizens stranded on Caribbean islands that took Irma’s full impact and delivered more than 52,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to Key West, Fla. during Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
Florida Air Guardsmen Assist Elderly at Florida Shelters
PALM COAST, Fla. —
Airmen from the Florida Air National Guard’s 125th Medical Group stepped in and helped many who found refuge in special-needs shelters following Hurricane Irma.
Sept. 12, 2017
Pentagon Provides Update on Hurricane Irma Relief Operations
The Defense Department has begun hurricane response operations in Florida as approximately 10,000 DoD personnel continue to support relief efforts in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Sept. 11, 2017
New York Guard Sends Helicopters, Aircrews to Florida for Irma Relief Tasks
LATHAM, N.Y. —
The National Guard’s response to Hurricane Irma continued as the New York Army National Guard sent soldiers and aircraft capable of moving supplies or personnel to Jacksonville, Fla.
Northcom Positions Military Assets to Support Irma Relief Missions
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —
U.S. Northern Command is working through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support authorities in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining relief to those in affected areas.
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.
Colorado Air National Guard Sends Commo Unit for Irma Response
CENTENNIAL, Colo. —
A special communications section of the Colorado Air National Guard is staging in Mississippi to assist civilian authorities in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma.
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.
President Urges Vigilance as Irma Approaches Southern Florida
As Hurricane Irma approaches the coast of southern Florida, the federal government is working with state and local agencies to help save lives and assist those in need, President Donald J. Trump said in his weekly address to the nation.