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  • Preparedness vital to defense readiness, official says Preparedness vital to defense readiness, official says

    WASHINGTON — Today marks the start of National Preparedness Month, and while preparedness calls for year-round attention, it is a good opportunity to remind Defense Department personnel and their families to be prepared at all times to respond quickly to disasters and emergencies, the acting assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and…

    yesterday, September 01, 2015
  • Guard members reflect on Hurricane Katrina and the Guard’s ‘finest hour’ Guard members reflect on Hurricane Katrina and the Guard’s ‘finest hour’

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in August 2005, Stacey Besselman—the spouse of a Soldier assigned to the Louisiana Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team— rode out the storm at the home of relatives.The pounding wind and rain of the storm itself weren’t the most agonizing parts for…

    4 days ago, August 28, 2015
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  • Fire update:  National Guard response to Western blazes increases Fire update: National Guard response to Western blazes increases

    ARLINGTON, Va. - More than 2,000 National Guard members are assisting state and local authorities in battling wildfires across five states in the Western U.S., more than double the number of Guard members who were assisting last week and is the largest National Guardresponse to a natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, saidGuard…

    5 days ago, August 27, 2015
  • Air Force extends SAPR services to AF civilians Air Force extends SAPR services to AF civilians

    WASHINGTON - The Air Force released a policy memo yesterday allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation's sexual assault response coordinator.The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates…

    8 days ago, August 25, 2015
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