By unitedweroll on Aug 27, 2011 | In Military News and Support
News Special From Our National Guard on Hurricane Irene
The following information was just received and contains a lot of links to keep up with where our National Guard members are and what they are doing to help with Hurricane Irene. As a Gulf
Coast resident. I know I can count on seeing the Guard trucks to roll in as soon as the weather begins to move out after a storm here. And what a relief it is to see these guys and gals!
As Hurricane Irene impacts the East Coast, below are links to stories about all the great work being done by you and your fellow National Guard members.
Please visit our special Hurricane Irene microsite at http://www.ng.mil/features/irene/default.aspx for the very latest national and state-by-state updates throughout the storm and its aftermath – and don’t forget our regular website at http://www.ng.mil and our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TheNationalGuard for many other stories, photos and videos.
LTC Eric D. Maxon
Acting Director, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications
THE NATIONAL GUARD RESPONDS TO HURRICANE IRENE
ARLINGTON, Va. (8/26/11) – As of 11:30 a.m. EST the governors of seven states had declared states of emergency, prompting National Guard adjutants general to upgrade Hurricane Condition levels and relocate assets in preparation for Hurricane Irene, Guard officials said today.
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT PREPARES IN ADVANCE OF HURRICANE IRENE
ARLINGTON, Va. (8/27/11) – The Department of Defense announced on Friday that it is currently providing support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) efforts to prepare for Hurricane Irene's expected landfall on the U.S. mainland.
NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD MOBILIZES HUNDREDS OF TROOPS FOR HURRICANE IRENE
LATHAM, N.Y. (8/26/11) – At the direction of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York Army and Air National Guard will mobilize and deploy 900 Soldiers and Airmen and over 100 vehicles on Saturday in response to Hurricane Irene to support civil authorities on Long Island, New York City and the Hudson Valley.
VIRGINIA GUARD MEMBERS PRE-POSITIONED FOR HURRICANE
RICHMOND, Va. (8/27/11) – The Virginia National Guard successfully and safely moved approximately 325 Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force Friday night to staging areas across the commonwealth in preparation for possible duty for recovery operations related to Hurricane Irene.
ALASKA AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO PROVIDE RESCUE SUPPORT FOR HURRICANE IRENE
CAMP DENALI, Alaska (8/26/11) - The Alaska Air National Guard is ramping up this afternoon to send crews and equipment to Charleston, W. Va., to provide search and rescue assets in response to Hurricane Irene.
NORTH CAROLINA GUARD ‘PACKAGES’ DISASTER RESPONSE ASSETS
RALEIGH, N.C. (8/26/11) – With Hurricane Irene spinning her way towards the North Carolinian coast, the North Carolina National Guard put in to play an innovative response plan.
MARYLAND ARMORY HOSTS OCEAN CITY EVACUEES
BALTIMORE (8/26/11) - More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City, Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard's Fifth Regiment Armory here today.
PUERTO RICO GUARD HELPS VIEQUES WITH TROPICAL STORM IRENE AFTERMATH
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (8/25/11) – The Puerto Rico National Guard's Marine Transportation Unit on Wednesday was transporting heavy equipment for debris removal to the island municipality of Vieques to help with repairs after the damage from Sunday's Tropical Storm Irene.
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