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Sept. 13, 2018

More than 7,000 Service Members ‘Leaning Forward’ to Aid Fellow Citizens

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina bringing devastating wind and storm surge, with flooding expected across the Carolinas. More than 7,000 service members are ready to assist residents.

Sept. 11, 2018

Face of Defense: New Hampshire Airman Serves as Translator in El Salvador

Air Force Staff Sgt. Kirsten E. Arends, a member of the New Hampshire Air National Guard, served as a translator in El Salvador as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program, which has joined El Salvador and the state of New Hampshire as strategic partners since 2000.

Sept. 10, 2018

Southeastern States Prepare for Hurricane Florence

States of emergency are in effect for South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia and hundreds of National Guardsmen have been mobilized as officials prepare for the impacts of an anticipated landfall by Hurricane Florence later this week.

Sept. 10, 2018

Face of Defense: Army Brothers Bring Civilian Expertise to Mideast Deployment

Kentucky Army National Guardsmen Capt. William Parker and his brother, Staff Sgt. Bryan Parker, are employing their engineering expertise as contract supervisors assigned to Area Support Group-Kuwait Directorate of Public Works, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Sept. 6, 2018

Face of Defense: Army NCOs Reconnect During Mideast Deployment

Long-time friends Army Sgt. 1st Class Giovanni Ford and Army Staff Sgt. Robert Morneau were able to reconnect and discuss old times during their recent deployment to the Middle East.

Aug. 26, 2018

Guard Integral to DoD Effort to Build Lethality, Alliances, Mattis Says

Enhancing lethality and restoring readiness is at the heart of the National Security Strategy, and the National Guard is an integral part of that strategy, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told members of the National Guard Association of the United States.

Aug. 25, 2018

Hurricane Lane Becomes Tropical Storm After Drenching Hawaii’s Big Island

Hurricane Lane was a 130 mph wind speed, Category 4 storm when it hammered Hawaii’s Big Island with three feet of rain, but the hurricane has been downgraded to a much-tamer tropical storm with 65 mph winds.

Aug. 23, 2018

Hawaii Braces as Hurricane Lane Threatens

The Hawaii National Guard and active-duty military personnel are standing by in case they are needed as Hurricane Lane approaches the island state, National Guard Bureau officials said.

Aug. 16, 2018

New York, Pennsylvania Guardsmen Assist Flood Response Efforts

Two hundred New York National Guard soldiers and airmen were placed on state active duty after nearly seven inches of rain fell on parts of the state’s Finger Lakes region.

Aug. 15, 2018

Guardsmen Work Together to Save Stricken Woman’s Life

A group of Guardsmen worked together to get medical attention for a woman who was experiencing a cardiac event at a local medical clinic in Hawaii.

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