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Sept. 2, 2017

Kentucky Air Guard Deploys Aircraft, Airmen for Hurricane Relief Operations

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.

Sept. 1, 2017

More Than 13K Troops, DoD Civilians Aiding Harvey Lifesaving, Recovery Efforts

About 11,000 National Guardsmen have deployed to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency-led rescue and restoration operations in the region affected by Hurricane Harvey, Defense Department officials said.

Sept. 1, 2017

Massachusetts Air Guard Imagery Analysts Support Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Massachusetts Air National Guard imagery analysts from the 101st Intelligence Squadron are supporting Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts by providing processing, analysis and dissemination of imagery and geospatial products.

Aug. 29, 2017

Guard Units From Other States Join Harvey Response in Texas

After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called up the entire 12,000-member Texas National Guard to assist with the epic flooding from Hurricane Harvey, other state Guard units are in the hard-hit areas to offer manpower, equipment and support.

Aug. 28, 2017

President Approves Emergency Declaration for Louisiana

President Donald J. Trump declared a state of emergency for Louisiana and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts from conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey.

July 10, 2017

California Guard Deploys to Fight Wildfires; Colorado Guard Expands Firefighting Role

National Guard members are assisting state and local firefighting operations to combat wildfires in Arizona, California, Colorado and Wyoming.

June 13, 2017

U.S. Service Members Aid Sri Lanka After Devastating Floods

The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to support humanitarian assistance operations in the wake of severe flooding and landslides that devastated many regions of the country.

April 27, 2017

Service Members Help Isolated Alaskan Village

Alaska National Guard soldiers from the 207th Engineer Utility Detachment teamed up with service members from across the Defense Department to participate in an Innovative Readiness Training runway extension project in Old Harbor, Alaska.

April 6, 2017

Air Force C-130 Aircraft Deploy to Peru for Flood-Relief Mission

At the request of the Peruvian government, two U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, flew to Lima, Peru, to support ongoing U.S. disaster assistance to communities devastated by floods resulting from torrential rainfall in the country’s northern region.

March 27, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Recalls Volunteer Mission in Ghana

Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Iannucci, an intelligence specialist assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, spent three weeks in Ghana on a volunteer mission to help orphans. She wanted to travel to Africa to experience a new culture that was out of her comfort zone.

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