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.
Sept. 13, 2017
Soldiers Continue to Support Irma Response
The current Total Army response for Hurricane Irma includes more than 15,000 soldiers and Army Corps of Engineers civilians in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the continental United States.
Army Continues to Support Irma Response
More than 17,000 soldiers and Army civilians mobilized as part of the Total Army response to Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the continental United States, an Army spokesman said.
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.
Wisconsin Guard, Other State Units, Contribute to Irma Response
MADISON, Wis. —
More than 2,500 Wisconsin National Guard troops joined citizen-soldiers from at least 7 other states to provide support for Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Florida.