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Alaska National Guard Helps Clean up in Merbok’s Wake

Alaska National Guard Helps Clean up in Merbok’s Wake

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Joint Task Force Alaska members have removed more than 125,000 pounds of debris and logged more than 2,000 work hours across 16 communities flooded by the remnants of Typhoon Merbok along the Western Alaska coast.The task force was activated following a Sept. 17 disaster declaration. It includes 164 service…

16 hours ago, September 27, 2022
Oregon National Guard Supports Wildland Firefighting

Oregon National Guard Supports Wildland Firefighting

JOSEPH, Ore. - Oregon National Guard members assisted firefighters battling the Double Creek Fire by staffing road closure points around the fire’s perimeter.The fire in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northeast Oregon was started by a lightning strike and has burned 157,000 acres. It is considered a megafire by the U.S. Forest…

yesterday, September 26, 2022
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Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker near Appalachian Trail

Tennessee National Guard Rescues Hiker near Appalachian Trail

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee National Guard medical flight crew conducted an emergency air evacuation of a hiker suffering chest pains along the Appalachian Trail Sept. 20.Shortly after 12:30 p.m. EST, the Tennessee Military Department and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency were notified that a 56-year-old hiker was suffering cardiac…

4 days ago, September 23, 2022
National Guard Attack Squadron Earns Prestigious Award

National Guard Attack Squadron Earns Prestigious Award

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The North Dakota Air National Guard's 178th Attack Squadron was presented with the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies' General Atomics Remotely Piloted Aircraft Trophy for 2021 at the 2022 Air and Space Forces Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference this week.The 178th is the first National Guard unit to earn this…

6 days ago, September 21, 2022
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