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  • Nebraska National Guard Assists with Tornado Response

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska National Guard is assisting state and local first responders after a tornado caused widespread damage.Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen authorized the Nebraska National Guard to fulfill multiple requests for resources by Douglas County officials and the Federal Emergency

  • Guard Employs AI to Battle Wildfires, Improve Disaster Response

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Inside the bustling confines of an operations center, National Guard members quickly assemble information from multiple sources, piecing together the “big picture” from ground and air personnel as they fight a devastating wildfire threatening lives and property.As the day

  • Hawaii Guard, Philippines Train on Search and Rescue Skills

    SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - The Hawaii National Guard engaged in an urban and mountain search and rescue subject matter expert exchange with the 505th Search and Rescue Group, Philippine Air Force, and the 525th Engineer Combat Battalion, 51st Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army.This Aug. 15-31 event

  • Guam Guard Medics Assist with Hospital Surge After Typhoon Mawar

    TAMUNING, Guam – One month after Typhoon Mawar lashed the U.S. territory of Guam with 140 mph sustained winds, recovery efforts are still underway to restore critical services. Among those supporting the response effort are Spc. Alora Finey and Pfc. Chase Camacho, combat medics with the Guam

  • Cal Guard Response Force Proves Capabilities During ExEVAL

    CAMP ROBERTS, Calif. – More than 500 California National Guard Soldiers and Airmen proved their mettle March 27-31 during the California Homeland Response Force’s external evaluation exercise at Camp Roberts.Service members worked 12-hour shifts for a week straight while responding to simulated

  • Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters

    ARLINGTON, Va. – With approximately 450,000 members, the National Guard plays a role in every element of the National Defense Strategy, including defending the homeland. Over half of its members were involved in lifesaving natural disaster responses in 2022.Throughout the year, 142,000 Guard members

  • New York Guard Team Studies Domestic Ops Best Practices

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. - Thirty-four members of the New York Army and Air National Guard and the New York Guard learned the latest techniques in domestic operations planning from a U.S. Northern Command mobile training team Sept. 10-11.The Joint Staff Training Course instructors used case

  • Alaska, Washington National Guard Join Exercise Gobi Wolf

    BAYANKHONGOR, Mongolia – Exercise Gobi Wolf 2022, a multinational civil and military training exercise, commenced with an opening ceremony and expert academic discussion Sept. 5.The six-day exercise is part of the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) program, which

  • Kentucky Air National Guard Rescues Flood Victims

    HAZARD, Ky. – Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron rescued 19 stranded residents and two dogs after historic flooding that claimed at least 28 lives in Eastern Kentucky.The Airmen, assisted by Callie, the only certified search-and-rescue canine in the U.S.

  • Pennsylvania Guard pilots training course for Northern Command

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - More than 20 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard joint staff and partners from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency piloted a three-day staff-training course March 7-9 led by trainers from U.S. Northern Command.The trial course will be the Phase II of the