Oct. 5, 2017
Missouri Air Guard Wing Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —
For nearly a month, the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing has been proving its value as part of the operational reserve by performing more than 100 sorties in support of hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Sept. 28, 2017
Fort Bragg Soldiers Assist St. Thomas Hurricane Relief Efforts
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands —
The 44th Medical Brigade is capable of rapid deployment with flexible teams and conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster as directed by the Defense Department.
Sept. 25, 2017
Face of Defense: Fort Bragg Soldier Recalls Personal Hurricane Experience
LAKELAND, Fla. —
Vincent Dupree was a 22-year-old security guard at Miami's Cutler Ridge Mall when Hurricane Andrew roared through South Florida in 1992. Now an Army staff sergeant, Dupree said the Category 5 storm hit with little warning. Dupree has returned to the Sunshine State to support relief missions after Hurricane Irma, which struck Miami as a Category 4 hurricane.
Sept. 22, 2017
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. 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.
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.