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.
Army Assets Ready to Respond to Hurricane Irma
More than 7,400 soldiers and Army civilians are assisting or prepared to support federal, state, local and territory agencies during Hurricane Irma relief operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the continental United States.
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.
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.