Sept. 27, 2017
Airmen Keep Hurricane Relief Supplies Flowing to the Caribbean
SAVANNAH, Ga. —
Air National Guard airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base in Georgia were operating around the clock to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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. 21, 2017
Kentucky Guardsmen Deploy to Caribbean for Hurricane Maria Relief
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
Seven special tactics airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing left Louisville for the Caribbean, where they will open airfields so humanitarian aid can be delivered and residents can be evacuated in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Sept. 19, 2017
Joint Task Force Leeward Islands Prepares for Hurricane Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —
U.S. service members with Joint Task Force Leeward Islands moved their aircraft from San Juan to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, so they can continue their humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission once Hurricane Maria passes.
Face of Defense: Citizen-Soldier Applies Skills to Military, Civilian Jobs
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. —
Army Spc. Breyonnha Chester of Philadelphia, a Pennsylvania National Guard motor transport operator, came from a military family. In her civilian life, Chester is a mail carrier and assistant supervisor for the Newtown, Penn., post office and credits the National Guard with teaching her the value of being disciplined.
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. 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
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.
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.