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  • 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…

    7 hours ago, August 28, 2015
  • Illinois National Guard conducts major earthquake drill with local and international partners Illinois National Guard conducts major earthquake drill with local and international partners

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois National Guard conducted a week-long, multi-agency exercise dubbed Prairie Assurance Aug. 24 to 28. The exercise trained elements of a task force of personnel from the Illinois Army and Air National Guard to rapidly respond to a major earthquake in southern Illinois.The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)…

    6 hours 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…

    yesterday, 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…

    3 days ago, August 25, 2015
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