Sept. 11, 2017
New York Guard Sends Helicopters, Aircrews to Florida for Irma Relief Tasks
LATHAM, N.Y. —
The National Guard’s response to Hurricane Irma continued as the New York Army National Guard sent soldiers and aircraft capable of moving supplies or personnel to Jacksonville, Fla.
Northcom Positions Military Assets to Support Irma Relief Missions
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. —
U.S. Northern Command is working through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support authorities in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining relief to those in affected areas.
Florida Air National Guard Staffs Special-Needs Shelter
STARKE, Fla. —
National Guardsmen have opened more than 35 shelters in Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and the U.S. Virgin Islands and more than 11,000 soldiers and airmen are responding to assist civilians and local authorities in those areas.
Almost 10K Total Army Personnel Engaged in Irma Response
The Total Army, which includes active duty, Reserve and Army National Guard personnel, remains involved in or prepared to support state, territory and other federal agencies as part of Hurricane Irma relief operations, an Army spokesman said.
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.