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California Guard joins interagency effort targeting marijuana growers, environmental contaminants
August 30, 2011
Two members of the California National Guard's Joint Task Force Domestic
Support-Counterdrug speak with a U.S. Forest Service agent (center) while
bundling irrigation line to be removed from Mendocino National Forest. The
25-agency effort Operation Full Court Press removed 40 miles of irrigation
line from California forests this summer in addition to 25 tons of other
garbage, 38 weapons, 20 vehicles, $30,000 in cash, 632,000 marijuana plants
and a ton of processed marijuana.

New York National Guard focus shifts after Hurricane Irene
August 30, 2011
New York National Guard Soldiers rescue a family in Windham, N.Y., after Hurricane Irene.

New capabilities enhance operations as 7,675 Guard members join team tackling Irene
August 28, 2011
Maryland National Guard Soldiers from units across the state, seen here Aug.
28, 2011, worked around the clock to provide critical support to civilian law
enforcement and firefighting agencies in Salisbury, Md., during Hurricane Irene.

New York Gov. Cuomo mobilizes almost 2,000 National Guard Soldiers, Airmen
August 27, 2011
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks with members of the 206th Military
Police Company prior to their deployment on Aug. 27, 2011, for Hurricane
Irene response operations.

Alaska Air National Guard to provide rescue support for Hurricane Irene
August 27, 2011
Alaska Air National Guardsmen from the 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
and the 176th Maintenance Squadron fold the rotor blades of an HH-60 Pave
Hawk helicopter Aug. 26, 2011, before they load the helicopter on to a U.S.
Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. The Guard members are preparing to deploy
search-and-rescue assets to the east coast for support operations following
landfall of Hurricane Irene.

Irene: National Guard center coordinates joint support to civilian authorities
August 27, 2011
With about 101,000 National Guard members ready to assist eastern seaboard
states in the path of Hurricane Irene, the National Guard Coordination Center
in Arlington, Va., seen here Aug. 26, 2011, is monitoring the storm and
National Guard support to civilian authorities around-the-clock.

Defense Department prepares in advance of Hurricane Irene
August 27, 2011
Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the West Point-based 237th Engineer
Company prepare for possible duty in response to Hurricane Irene in Onancock
on Aug. 26, 2011, by staging vehicles, equipment and fuel. The Virginia
National Guard has been authorized to bring up to 300 personnel on state
active duty for possible missions including high water transport and light
debris removal.

Hurricane Irene: As thousands deploy, National Guard supports joint team, civilian authorities
August 27, 2011
Army Sgt. Matt Ryan and Army Staff Sgt. Will Phillips, both medics from the
224th Area Support Medical Company, Maryland National Guard, assist local
firefighters as they exit a house fire in Salisbury, Md., on Aug. 27, 2011.
Local first responders were called to a house fire after a tree downed by
Hurricane Irene caused power lines to arc electricity through a surge
protector inside the home. Residents were home and were able to exit the
house to safety.

Illinois Guard members en route to New York ahead of Hurricane Irene
August 27, 2011
New Jersey National Guard members respond to Hurricane Irene on Aug. 27, 2011.

Maryland National Guard Soldiers, Airmen respond to Hurricane Irene
August 27, 2011
Maryland National Guard members respond to Hurricane Irene.

Louisiana National Guard report
August 27, 2011
New Jersey National Guard members prepare to respond to Hurricane Irene on
Aug. 27, 2011

Pennsylvania National Guard activates 1,500 troops for hurricane relief
August 27, 2011
Maryland National Guard members respond to Hurricane Irene.

Virginia Guard members pre-positioned for hurricane
August 27, 2011
Members of the Virginia Defense Force Incident Management Assistance Team in
Onancock prepare for possible duty in response to Hurricane Irene on Aug. 26,
2011, by setting up a TAC-PAC to provide communication between Virginia
National Guard Soldiers on duty across the commonwealth. The Virginia
National Guard has been authorized to bring up to 300 personnel on state
active duty for possible missions including high water transport and light
debris removal.

North Carolina Guard ‘packages’ disaster response assets
August 26, 2011
With Hurricane Irene spinning her way towards the North Carolinian coast, the North Carolina National Guard put in to play an innovative response plan.

Civil authorities work with National Guard to update hurricane response plan
August 26, 2011
The Georgia National Guard and the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center hosted a weeklong hurricane exercise, HURREX 2011, earlier this month during which leaders from several state and local emergency response agencies gathered to discuss what their roles would be in a joint reaction to a hurricane striking the Coastal Empire.

Guard member excels in decontamination field
August 26, 2011
Indiana Army National Guard Spc. Michael Clayton, a chemical operations
specialist with the 438th Chemical Company based at Camp Atterbury Joint
Maneuver Training Center, Ind., brings nearly 10 years of experience to the
19th Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological and high-yield Explosive
Enhanced Response Force Package, an emergency response organization that
trains to contend with nuclear, chemical or biological incidents.

The National Guard responds to Hurricane Irene
August 26, 2011
Virginia National Guard Soldiers in Sandston prepare for possible duty in response to Hurricane Irene by unloading pallets of cots and Meals Ready to Eat. The Virginia National Guard has been authorized to bring up to 300 personnel on state active duty for possible missions including high water transport and light debris removal.

Maryland armory hosts Ocean City evacuees
August 26, 2011
More than 600 Hurricane Irene evacuees from Ocean City, Md., are housed in the Maryland National Guard's Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore on Aug. 26, 2011.

New York National Guard mobilizes hundreds of troops for Hurricane Irene
August 26, 2011
Up to 101,000 National Guard troops are available to help East Coast
residents facing Hurricane Irene. Here, agencies from across Maryland gather
together in the Emergency Operations Center to coordinate efforts in preparing for adverse weather conditions expected due to the storm. (Maryland National Guard photo) (Released)

Obama, Panetta urge caution, preparedness for coming storm
August 26, 2011
Satellite imagery of Hurricane Irene on Aug. 26, 2011.