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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

Hurricane Hunters Inform Forecasts as Storm Approaches Hawaii

Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assigned to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron have flown into Hurricane Lane to keep tabs on the Category 4 storm as it approaches Hawaii and are providing reports on the storm's strength and path.

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. 23, 2018

Army Engineers Deploy to Hawaii in Advance of Hurricane Lane

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has deployed a specially trained debris management team to Hawaii in preparation for anticipated response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Lane.

Aug. 3, 2018

Washington State National Guard Musters for Wildfire Support

Nearly 150 Washington National Guardsmen have been activated to support wildland firefighting efforts in the eastern part of the state of Washington.

July 20, 2018

Oregon Airmen Train to Support Wildland Firefighters

Fifty-seven airmen from the Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing based at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, spent two weeks learning to assist wildland firefighters.

June 28, 2018

Trident Shield 18 Tests Mississippi's Domestic Operations Response

The Mississippi National Guard's domestic response team held an exercise at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center to test command and control of guardsmen deployed to assist civilian authorities managing a statewide response to a natural disaster.

June 19, 2018

Coast Guard Receives International Recognition for Hurricane Response

As the 2018 hurricane season opens, the international maritime community recognized the Coast Guard for its efforts last year to restore safe marine navigation in waterways hit by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

May 31, 2018

DLA Troop Support Exercise Preps for New Hurricane Season

To prepare for the June 1 start of the hurricane season, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support organization conducted a two-day exercise simulating the impact of a Category 4 hurricane on the mid-Atlantic coast.

April 23, 2018

Soldiers Practice Disaster Response Skills at Guardian Response Exercise

Texas-based soldiers are in Indiana to train to validate their ability to assist with defense support of civil authorities in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear catastrophe.

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