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Guard nation comes together after Hurricane Florence

Guard nation comes together after Hurricane Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. - Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolina coast as a Category 1 storm Sept. 14, and then it sat there. Florence quickly downgraded to a tropical storm but moved slowly enough, at about 5 mph, that someone could have jogged along in the eye of the storm, staying relatively dry. The day after Florence's arrival, Army Aviation…

14 hours ago, September 24, 2018
Pennsylvania Guard rescues two South Carolina flood victims

Pennsylvania Guard rescues two South Carolina flood victims

MULLINS, S.C. – Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team performed an aerial evacuation of two stranded residents Thursday. A Pennsylvania National Guard crew, PA-HART members and their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, were staged at the regional airport in Florence, South Carolina. They received a call…

3 days ago, September 21, 2018
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Alaska, Calif., N.Y. Guard Airmen team up for N.C. rescues

Alaska, Calif., N.Y. Guard Airmen team up for N.C. rescues

LUMBERTON, N.C.-The initial call from the local emergency operations center was that there were "ten plus one" people cut off at a farm by floodwaters who needed to be evacuated on Monday, Sept. 17. By the time the pararescue Airmen from New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing and the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing and the…

4 days ago, September 20, 2018
Massachusetts Guard member helps a neighbor in flood

Massachusetts Guard member helps a neighbor in flood

QUINCY, Mass. - While the remnants of Hurricane Florence continued to travel up the East Coast, Quincy was hit with flash flooding which resulted in some deep waters for commuters on Sept. 18. That was when motor transport operator Spc. Mathew Hernon, of the 1058th Transportation Company, Massachusetts Army National Guard, happened to see a car…

4 days ago, September 20, 2018
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