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October, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016

VIGILANT SHIELD 17 Field Training Exercise

Vigilant Shield 17 (VS17) is an annual exercise sponsored by The North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with Canadian NORAD Region and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment.

Oct. 19, 2016

Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 Takes off in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Aircraft, personnel and equipment from the Canadian Armed Forces and the United States Air National Guard have deployed to Yellowknife, N.W.T. as part of Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 from October 17 to

Oct. 10, 2016

South Carolina National Guard Continues Hurricane Matthew Response

The South Carolina National Guard responded to missions along the state’s coastal region yesterday in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, clearing roads so people could return to their homes.

Oct. 8, 2016

South Carolina National Guard assists with life-saving mission during Hurricane Matthew

ADAMS RUN, S.C. - Soldiers with the South Carolina National Guard responded to a request from emergency services to assist with transportation to a 9-1-1 call in Adams Run, South Carolina, Oct. 8, 2016, as flood waters rise throughout the lowcountry restricting access to citizens who remain behind.

Oct. 8, 2016

Guard members carry out search and rescue, other operations as Hurricane Matthew batters Southeast coast

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard members in Florida began aerial and ground search and rescue operations Friday as Hurricane Matthew continued to move northward, pummeling the southern East Coast with heavy rains and wind.

Oct. 6, 2016

DoD Assistance Team Arrives in Haiti for Post-Hurricane Support

U.S. military assistance is on the ground in Haiti to assist and support the tiny island nation with the impact felt from Hurricane Matthew, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters.

Oct. 6, 2016

More Guard members activated in South Carolina and Florida as Hurricane Matthew takes aim

As Hurricane Matthew barreled Thursday toward the southeastern United States, about 4,400 National Guard members were on the ground in South Carolina and Florida helping with preparations and plans for recovery.

Oct. 5, 2016

U.S. Army North Stands Ready in Event of Disasters, Attacks

Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander of U.S. Army North, said he agrees with a previous commander’s statement that “if you weren’t paranoid when you came to this command, you certainly will be when you leave.” The command is charged with defending the homeland in the event of a natural disaster or an act of war.

Oct. 5, 2016

National Guard Assists Southeastern States as Hurricane Matthew Approaches

National Guard members in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina are on duty or ready to be called up to serve as Hurricane Matthew approaches the United States.

Oct. 4, 2016

East Coast Military Bases Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is "a serious storm and … we do stand ready to provide support in the region as needed,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters during a Pentagon briefing.