Sept. 8, 2017
Northcom Supporting Hurricane Irma Response
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —
U.S. Northern Command is providing urban search and rescue capabilities to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico while the Defense Department is preparing to support states that may be impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Military Logisticians Prepare for Hurricane Irma
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. —
In anticipation of Hurricane Irma's arrival, and while communities began stocking up on food and water, Florida’s Army and Air National Guard were already activating military personnel.
DoD Aids Preparation, Response Efforts for Hurricane Irma
The Defense Department is engaged with federal, state, territorial and international mission partners and is postured to respond to requests for assistance to territories and states affected 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. 5, 2017
Guardsmen Head Toward Hurricane Irma as Texas Relief Efforts Continue
ARLINGTON, Va. —
As Hurricane Irma bears down in the Caribbean, National Guard units are sending personnel to aid civilian authorities in the storm's path. Officials have classified Irma as a Category 5 storm and declared states of emergency in Florida and Puerto Rico.