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Fla. Soldiers ensured successful deployments for out-of-state Guard teams
October 30, 2018
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.

New York Guard personnel, helicopters assist after Michael
October 23, 2018
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.

Florida infantry Soldiers provide security after hurricane
October 23, 2018
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.

Ga. Guard continues to support Hurricane Michael operations
October 22, 2018
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.

Washington Air Guard analyzes imagery after Hurricane Michael
October 22, 2018
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.

Guard members and volunteers provide for the community
October 19, 2018
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.

Ga. Guard Soldier helps douse fire during hurricane mission
October 19, 2018
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.

Fla. Guard members providing varied services to residents
October 18, 2018
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.

Florida National Guard Soldiers provide shelter security
October 17, 2018
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.

Commander: Georgia Guard personnel likely saved storm victim
October 17, 2018
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.

S.C. Soldier’s childhood dream becomes reality
October 1, 2018
Spc. Cody Watkins, 125th Multi-Role Bridge Company crew member, participates in a training exercise on the Sampit River in Georgetown, South Carolina on Sept. 24, 2018. If the flooding gets as bad as expected, his fulltime mission will be on the water helping to transport emergency vehicles to and from the mainland.

S.C. National Guard prepares for the worst on Sampit River
October 1, 2018
South Carolina National Guard Soldiers from the 125th Multi-Role Bridge Company, Abbeville, South Carolina, drive to a float bridge on the Sampit River in Georgetown, South Carolina, Sept. 26, 2018. The float bridge is used to transport main supplies to and from areas that can no longer be accessed by roadways.

Army Guard comm tool kit supports Florence response
September 27, 2018
Soldiers from the North Carolina Army National Guard 295th Signal Network Support Company (NSC), 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade configure the Commercial Coalition Equipment (CCE), part of their Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal (DIRECT) system. The unit used the system to support Columbus County Emergency Management 911 Dispatch in Whiteville.

South Carolina Soldiers erecting quick-deployment water barriers
September 27, 2018
Sgt. Cody Puckett, 1226th Engineering Company training NCO and heavy equipment leader, fills a HESCO water barrier with dirt outside the Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, South Carolina, on Sept. 25, 2018. Approximately 2,000 South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are on duty to support local authorities in response and recovery operations to the ongoing flooding that followed Hurricane Florence's landfall. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin are also supporting the South Carolina National Guard recovery efforts.

Pennsylvania Guard flies pump hoses and assesses flooding
September 26, 2018
U.S. soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard prepare a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for a transportation mission at Myrtle Beach International Airport, Sept. 25, 2018. The crew flew equipment to Georgetown, South Carolina, in response to flooding in the area from Hurricane Florence.

National Guard assists SC DOT to stem flood effects
September 26, 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard’s Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 118th Regiment carry hoses to set up an AquaDam on Highway 17 in Georgetown County, S.C., Sept. 25, 2018. The Soldiers are assisting South Carolina Department of Transportation with setup of the AquaDam to keep roads open during the rising waters in the area after Hurricane Florence.

Guard nation comes together after Hurricane Florence
September 24, 2018
The North Carolina National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility in Morrisville, North Carolina, hosted Guard members and aircraft from 13 states who have flown in to support the N.C. in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

National Guard joins forces with Army Corps of Engineers
September 21, 2018
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District Commander, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Palazzini, left, coordinates flood mitigations efforts underway along U.S. Highway 501 in Horry County, S.C., with South Carolina Army National Guard Lt. Col. William A. Matheny, commander, 122 Engineering Battalion, Sept. 16, 2018. Army National Guard engineering units are working here with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers logistics and technical experts in support of FEMA, state and local partners during post-storm recovery operations.

Pennsylvania Guard rescues two South Carolina flood victims
September 21, 2018
Flood victims hold hands aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during an aerial evacuation over Marion County, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2018. Pennsylvania Guard air crews joined to rescue them.

Massachusetts Guard member helps a neighbor in flood
September 20, 2018
Spc. Mathew Hernon, a motor transport operator of the 1058th Transportation Company, Massachusetts National Guard, wades through the remnants of Hurricane Florence to assist a disabled woman trapped in her vehicle on Sept. 18, 2018.