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Preparation key for tackling disaster

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:00am
FORT STEWART, Ga -- Clear thinking in the midst of a disaster is ideal yet challenging, but the safety specialists at Fort Stewart, Georgia, said that is why taking three steps prior to a disaster is the most important thing Soldiers can do for themselves and their Families.

National Guard troops prep for action as Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean, threatens Florida

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:00am
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Hurricane Irma, a monster storm packing winds up to 185 mph, was hovering Wednesday over Caribbean islands as Florida National Guard members began preparing for a possible hit and residents started evacuating.

Soldiers reaffirm commitment to South Korean defense in annual exercise

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii -- Key leaders, senior and junior Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command joined U.S., Korean and United Nations forces in the Republic of Korea for the annual exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian from Aug. 21-31. Ulchi Freedom Guardian, also known as UFG, is a U.S. and Republic of Korea defense-oriented war-fighting exercise conducted annually to enhance readiness and protect the region while maintaining stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Hawaii National Guard hazmat specialists ready to respond to real-world incidents

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:00am
PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY BARKING SANDS, Hawaii -- Hazmat specialists from the Hawaii National Guard's 93rd Civil Support Team are ready to support first responders in case of a potential biological, chemical, or radiological attack after participating in a training exercise here, Aug. 28-30.

Army to rapidly procure reusable shoulder-fired weapon system

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:00am
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Used on battlefields around the world since 1991, the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS, has seen several iterations. The latest version, or M3E1, is not only lighter, but shorter and ergonomically designed with a longer handle and better grips. These features, as well as its ability to use multiple types of rounds for firing, has led the Army to approve a requirement for 1,111 M3E1 units.

National Guard personnel preparing for Hurricane Irma as relief efforts continue in Texas

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:00am
ARLINGTON, Va. -- As Hurricane Irma bears down Tuesday on the Caribbean, National Guard units are sending personnel to aid their civilian counterparts in the path of the storm.

Soldiering and Olympic training go hand in hand, says athlete

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:00am
Capt. Christopher Fogt sprints, lifts weights and trains on a bobsled track six days a week here, month after month, preparing for the 2018 XXIII Winter Olympics In PyeongChang, South Korea.

Budding SHARP course looks to open Soldiers' eyes to curb sexual assault

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:00am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The underlying issue facing the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program is not that Soldiers don't intervene when an incident occurs. It's that Soldiers don't always recognize a potential problem to begin with.

Soldiers continue massive relief effort for flooded Houston

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:00am
KATY, Texas -- In response to Hurricane Harvey, the Army has deployed more than 700 wheeled vehicles and more than 90 helicopters. These assets are invaluable, but it is the people who fill the more than 16,000 uniforms aiding in the recovery who are making the difference to those in need.

US, partner forces defeating ISIS evil in Iraq, Syria, army commander says

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- There is evil in the world, and good people of all faiths and nations have joined together and made progress against the evil that is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve said last Thursday.

Providing shelter, security for our neighbors

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:00am
The Louisiana National Guard, at the direction of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, continues to assist local and federal agencies in response to flooding in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana caused by Hurricane Harvey.

More Than 13K Troops, DOD Civilians Aiding Harvey Lifesaving, Recovery Efforts

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:00am
About 11,000 National Guardsmen have deployed to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency-led rescue and restoration operations in the region affected by Hurricane Harvey, Defense Department officials said here today.

Northcom Chief Relays Mattis Message: 'Texas Gets Everything They Need'

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:00am
The commander of U.S. Northern Command delivered a message from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the people of Texas today during an update on Hurricane Harvey from the Texas State Operations Center in Austin, Texas.

Nashville Army Engineers prepare for Hurricane Harvey remnants, monitor dams

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:00am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is preparing for heavy rainfall in areas of the lower Cumberland River Basin from remnants of Hurricane Harvey, and is managing the release of water from dams throughout the Cumberland Basin to reduce flood risk.

South Carolina National Guard engineers bridge partnership with Colombian army

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:00am
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. -- Engineering experts from the Colombian army spent several days with Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard exchanging ideas and information during a State Partnership Program engagement from August 21-25.

New Shadow Unmanned Aerial System provides Soldiers better military intelligence, longer flight time

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:00am
The North Carolina National Guard's Detachment 1, D Company, 236th Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently completed six weeks of New Equipment Training (NET) near Fort Bragg, North Carolina, July 17 - Aug. 25, 2017 after receiving the latest model of the RQ-7BV2 Shadow.

Army Criminal Investigation Command warns of disaster fraud scams

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is cautioning the Army community to be on the lookout for charitable schemes and scams associated with "disaster fraud" donations.

Sexual assaults down across Army, SHARP program director says

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:00am
Results of the 2016 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members, or WGRA, point to an estimated decrease of 2,100 sexual assaults in the Army, as compared to the results of the same survey done in 2014.

Army Reserve Soldiers helping to rescue residents from Houston's flood waters

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:00am
Army Reserve Soldiers are using helicopters and tactical vehicles to rescue residents of communities surrounding Houston stranded by rising flood waters following Hurricane Harvey.

Army units from 24 states save more than 5700 from Houston floods

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00am
The Louisiana National Guard joined in Texas rescue efforts Wednesday, including helping evacuate a nursing home in Orange.