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Oct. 17, 2018 | 0:40
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team operate and manage a base camp to give their brothers-in-arms a place to call home during recovery operations after Hurricane Michael October 17, 2018.

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Soldiers with the 631st Support Maintenance Company out of Starke, the 256th Area Support Medical Company out of Camp Blanding Joint Training Center and the Headquarters Company of the 50th Regional Support Group out of Homestead, set up a Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration (JRSOI) site outside the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville prior to the arrival of the 2025th Transportation Company of the Alabama National Guard in support of Hurricane Michael relief operations.
Fla. Soldiers ensured successful deployments for out-of-state Guard teams
By Capt. Jesse Manzano | Oct. 30, 2018
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - As Guard members from several states arrived in Florida to assist with Hurricane Michael relief operations, Soldiers from the 50th Regional Support Group (RSG) were tasked with in-processing their...

A New York Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter transports search and rescue personnel and their all-terrain vehicles to St. Teresa, along the shoreline of the Florida panhandle, Oct. 12, 2018. The New York Army National Guard Soldiers deployed two Chinooks and two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters along with 25 crew members to Tallahassee, Florida, to assist with response and recovery efforts for the Florida National Guard following the impact of Hurricane Michael.
New York Guard personnel, helicopters assist after Michael
By Eric Durr | Oct. 23, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Four New York Army National Guard helicopters and 25 Soldiers constituted the New York National Guard's contribution to the Hurricane Michael recovery efforts after the Category 4 hurricane crashed into...

Soldiers assigned to Company D., 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment direct vehicles at a check point in Mexico Beach, Fla following Hurricane Michael, Oct. 21, 2018.
Florida infantry Soldiers provide security after hurricane
By Staff Sgt. Aidana Baez | Oct. 23, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - From World War II to state activations, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, has served the citizens of Florida for the past 76 years. While the fundamental combat...

Captain Sha-Raya Bates, commander of the Washington, Ga.-based 214th Forward Support Company discusses operations at a point of distribution in Seminole County with County Commissioner Darius Culverson. The 1214th has supported relief operations in hurricane impacted counties in Ga. since mobilizing October 11.
Ga. Guard continues to support Hurricane Michael operations
By Maj. William Carraway | Oct. 22, 2018
DONALSONVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Defense has returned responsibility for many of its relief missions back to civilian agencies in the days following Hurricane Michael, but relief operations continue in Seminole...

Senior Airman Jeffrey Andrews, a geospatial targeting analyst with the 194th Intelligence Squadron assigned to the Washington Air National Guard, looks at imagery of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) distribution center Oct. 14, 2018 at Camp Murray, Wash.  Andrews is a part of the IS's new Unclassified Processing Assessment and Dissemination (UPAD) team which is providing help to civil authorities in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
Washington Air Guard analyzes imagery after Hurricane Michael
By Airman 1st Class Mckenzie Airhart | Oct. 22, 2018
CAMP MURRAY, Wash.— Airmen from the Washington Air National Guard’s 194th Intelligence Squadron are growing their skillset and learning new ways of operating as they support Georgia in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. The...

Florida National Guard Soldiers from the 53rd Brigade Support Battalion in Pinellas Park, Florida, serve themselves food provided by the World Central Kitchen, Oct. 14, 2018, in Panama City, Florida. The WCK is providing meals in response to Hurricane Michael to Guardsmen, first responders and those who were affected by the natural disaster.
Guard members and volunteers provide for the community
By Pfc. Arcadia Jackson | Oct. 19, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The wind blasted with no signs of ceasing. Tornadoes touched down without mercy. The land was stripped of their foundation only to leave behind stilts of what once was a home. Over 2,500 Florida Guard...

Georgia Army National Guard Sgt. Blake Mote of the Kennesaw, Ga.-based 190th Military Police Company emerges from a burning house after being relieved by Lieutenant Michael Smith of the Donalsonville Fire and Emergency Services Department. Mote, a firefighter and advanced emergency management technician with the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Management Services, was on patrol with his unit and first responders when they were alerted to respond to the fire.
Ga. Guard Soldier helps douse fire during hurricane mission
By Maj. William Carraway | Oct. 19, 2018
DONALSONVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia Army National Guard Soldier participating in relief operations following Hurricane Michael was credited with helping fire fighters extinguish a house fire Oct. 17 in Seminole County. "Honestly,...

A Soldier from the Florida National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) unit, uses a chainsaw to help clear a roadway to enable his team to access a remote area, as they conduct house to house wellness checks, Oct. 16, 2018. The CERFP unit utilizes varying skills to provide assistance following natural disasters.
Fla. Guard members providing varied services to residents
By Staff Sgt. Christopher Vann | Oct. 18, 2018
PORT ST. JOE, Fla. - The worst of Hurricane Michael brought out the best of the Florida National Guard. The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP)...

Sgt. Fraicor Terrero, a heavy vehicle driver assigned to Company A, 53rd Brigade Support Battalion, provides security to an American Red Cross shelter in Panama City, Fla, Oct. 15, 2018.
Florida National Guard Soldiers provide shelter security
By Staff Sgt. Aidana Baez | Oct. 17, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Soldiers of Company A, 53rd Brigade Support Battalion have been assisting law enforcement at Rutherford High School, a public high school in Panama City, Florida, where approximately 300 displaced...

Brig. Gen. Randall Simmons, commander of the Georgia Army National Guard and Command Sgt. Major Jeff Logan, senior enlisted advisor of the 201st Regional Support Group, stand with 1st Lt. Christopher Long of the Augusta-based 877th Engineer Company and Tech Sgt. Eric Glass, Tech Sgt. Lauren Swanson and Tech Sgt. Anthony McDonnell of the Warner Robins-based 116th Air Control Wing following their emergency actions in Seminole County.
Commander: Georgia Guard personnel likely saved storm victim
By Maj. William Carraway | Oct. 17, 2018
DONALSONVILLE, Ga. - Georgia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen rendered emergency assistance to an elderly man in Seminole County who has been without food, water and medicine since the impact of Hurricane Michael nearly one...