Sept. 22, 2017
Military Officials Outline Hurricane Relief Efforts
The numerous natural disasters of the past couple of weeks have cut a wide swath across the United States from Florida and the Caribbean region to the West Coast, the deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve said, vowing continued support throughout the hurricane and wildfire seasons.
National Guard Assets Support Communications During Natural Disasters
ARLINGTON, Va. —
After communication systems in hurricane-affected areas of the Gulf Coast and American territories in the Caribbean were decimated, a decade-old National Guard asset that eliminates communication gaps was activated, according to National Guard officials.
Sept. 21, 2017
Southcom Commander: Military Hurricane Assistance Fast, Flexible
The U.S. military has unique capabilities that are needed in the early stages of disaster relief operations and U.S. Southern Command is working with those involved to get support where it is needed, the commander of Southcom said.
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. 20, 2017
National Guard Chief Observes Troops in Action Amid Hurricane Damage, Wildfires
The National Guard Bureau chief traveled to Key West and Marathon Key, Fla., to observe troops at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and to Brookings, Ore., where guardsmen were working with local partners to assuage the effects of wildfires.
National Guard Plans Relief Efforts as Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico
ARLINGTON, Va. —
As Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, National Guard troops and members of federal agencies throughout the Caribbean region were making disaster relief preparations.
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.
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. 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.