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Combat Medic Sgt. Wesley Brantley of the North Carolina National Guard (standing in the truck) and team members Spc. Ruben Baca (right) and Spc. Kaileigh Deanda (left), of the 105th Engineering Battalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, in Raeford, North Carolina, load their MTV high-water vehicle with tactical bins in Hurricane Dorian rescue operations Sept. 5, 2019. Tornadoes and heavy rain heavily damaged 38 historic sites.
Family safe, NCNG members mission continues
By Spc. Alonzo Clark | Sept. 12, 2019
CLINTON, N.C. – A North Carolina National Guard High-Water Vehicle team from 105th Engineer Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company rescued a family of four from their flooded mobile home before Hurricane Dorian...

178th Wing members analyzing airborne and commercial satellite imagery remotely from the 178th Wing, Springfield Ohio Air National Guard base, providing information to a liaison officer located in Austin, Texas in relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Tenn. Wing uses satellites to support humanitarian relief for Bahamas
By Tech. Sgt. Mark Thompson | Sept. 6, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 118th Wing is applying its expertise to aid the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahamas by assessing the condition of its airfields and hospitals for access in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which struck the...

Members of the 167thAeromedical Squadron performs medical equipment function checks prior to deploying in support of Hurricane Dorian relief, Sept. 5, 2019, at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, Charleston, West Virginia. The West Virginia Air National Guard will be providing a crew of seven aeromedical evacuation technicians and flight nurses to assist with hurricane response efforts in affected areas throughout the United States and in the Bahamas.
West Virginia Guard Airmen mobilize for Hurricane Dorian support
By Maj. Holli Nelson | Sept. 6, 2019
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Six members of the 130th Airlift Wing’s 167th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron mobilized today to support Hurricane Dorian relief efforts over the next two weeks.The aeromedical evacuation team and ground...

Maj. Christopher J. Ahlemeyer, of the Rhode Island National Guard (right), speaks with Commodore Tellis A. Bethel, commander, Royal Bahamas Defence Force (center), and Col. Andrew J. Chevalier, of the Rhode Island National Guard, following a joint forces assault exercise Tradewinds 2018. Tradewinds is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored exercise that provides participating Caribbean nations the opportunity to improve security and disaster response capabilities.
Rhode Island National Guard supports Dorian relief in Bahamas
By Alexandra Curtis | Sept. 5, 2019
CRANSTON, RI – The Rhode Island National Guard is mobilizing three C-130Js to assist in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. The three aircraft will each be equipped with a full crew and maintainers. They will...

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Draper Daniels (front-center of group), B Company, 1-118th Infantry Battalion from North Charleston, South Carolina, briefs the crews of four South Carolina National Guard Light Medium Tactical Vehicles (LMTV) assigned to the 1-118th Infantry Battalion of their assignments to local fire departments throughout the city of Charleston, South Carolina in preparation to assist local first responders with rescue calls caused by Hurricane Dorian, Sept. 4, 2019.
S.C. National Guard stands ready to respond after the storm
By Capt. Jessica Donnelly | Sept. 5, 2019
COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolina prepares for the impact of Hurricane Dorian, the South Carolina National Guard is staged and ready to respond in support of civilian authorities in the aftermath of the storm along the...

Crew members from the West Virginia National Guard’s Company C., 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, located in Williamstown, W.Va., prepare to deploy to South Carolina in support of Hurricane Dorian response and recovery operations Sept. 4, 2019. Eight Soldiers from the aeromedical evacuation crew will be on standby for a week to assist as needed.
W. Va. Guard mobilizes in support of Hurricane Dorian
By Maj. Holli Nelson | Sept. 4, 2019
WILLIAMSTOWN, W. Va. – Gov. Jim Justice today approved plans to send West Virginia National Guard crews, aircraft, and other equipment to South Carolina in preparation for Hurricane Dorian’s impacts along the Atlantic...

Virginia National Guard vehicles are prepositioned for possible Hurricane Dorian response operations Sept. 5, 2019, in Onancock, Virginia. The VNG has about 60 Soldiers and 20 vehicles staged and ready in Onancock and Hampton Roads.
Va. Guard ready for possible response to Hurricane Dorian
By Mr. Cotton Puryear | Sept. 4, 2019
RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia National Guard has staged approximately 60 Soldiers and 20 vehicles for state emergency support duty Sept. 5, in the Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads areas. They are ready to assist local and state...

Florida National Guard members prepare for potential hurricane response missions in Opa-Locka, Florida, as outer winds from Hurricane Dorian hit the Florida coast, Sept. 2, 2019. Approximately 5,500 Guard members stand ready to respond in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas as Dorian, now a Category 2 storm roughly 100 miles off the coast of Florida, slowly moves northward after pummeling the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm.
Lengyel: Guard positioned to respond to Dorian
By Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith | Sept. 4, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. – As Hurricane Dorian makes its way along the Florida coast, the National Guard is in place to respond, said Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, during a Pentagon press conference...

A group of 32 Airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, in Eastover, South Carolina prepare to depart for Bluffton, South Carolina, Sept. 1, 2019, to provide Hurricane Dorian response support to civilian partners. In the past, the South Carolina National Guard has responded to emergencies in the state and provided Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) during Hurricane Florence in 2018, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and the 1,000-year flood in 2015, as well as others.
S.C. Guard supports families, members during Hurricane response
By Capt. Jessica Donnelly | Sept. 3, 2019
COLUMBIA, S.C. – A hurricane looms in the ocean, threatening to make landfall. The South Carolina governor declares a state of emergency in preparation for the storm. The South Carolina National Guard answers the call to...

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina, provided an update on the South Carolina National Guard in response to Hurricane Dorian during a press conference with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Sept. 1, 2019.  Approximately 1,000 South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have reported to their units throughout the state to provide support to state partners.
South Carolina National Guard prepares for Hurricane Dorian
By Capt. Jessica Donnelly | Sept. 1, 2019
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from units across the state prepare to respond as needed Sept. 1 in support of the potential impact of Hurricane Dorian to the state. “The South Carolina...

Puerto Rico Army National Guard soldiers continue their efforts of distributing much-needed supplies to communities around the Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Cidra, Puerto Rico, Nov 27, 2017. Water was delivered to a nursing home for elderly Alzheimer patients.
When disasters strike, your military responds
By Department of Defense | Aug. 31, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. – Being prepared when disaster strikes could be the difference between life and death. Not just a fighting force, the U.S. military applies warfighting skills and assets to help protect the homeland. Service...

Puerto Rico National Guard members check and fuel military vehicles and electrical generators and replenish water distribution trucks on Aug. 27, 2019, in preparation to respond to Hurricane Dorian.
Puerto Rico governor activates Guard as Dorian approaches
By Puerto Rico National Guard | Aug. 28, 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Puerto Rico National Guard was activated Wednesday by Gov. Wanda Vazquez to support emergency response to Hurricane Dorian, which had winds of 75 mph as of the afternoon. “Due to the activation of...

Soldiers of the Puerto Rico National Guard are working 24/7 to prepare for the landfall of Tropical Storm Dorian. This photo from October 2017 shows Soldiers working to filter water and provide it to those affected by Hurricane Maria.
Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Guard units prepare for storm
By Puerto Rico National Guard | Aug. 27, 2019
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Rains from Tropical Storm Dorian began pelting Caribbean islands Tuesday afternoon, as officials in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands closely monitored the situation. National Guard personnel...
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