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  • 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

  • Louisiana Guard trains with partners on disaster response

    NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana National Guard worked with local and state agencies in an annual disaster response exercise to test and reinforce the capabilities and coordination between government partners April 6-10.Guard members trained on responding to natural disasters across the state and

  • Puerto Rico ANG receives disaster relief beddown systems

    CAROLINA, Puerto Rico – The Puerto Rico Air National Guard is now the proud owner of two Disaster Relief Beddown Systems, improving its ability to respond to disasters on the island.After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017, it took weeks for DRBS capabilities to arrive on the