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FEMA Continues to Monitor Colorado Flooding and Support State and Local Response

Residents in Affected Communities are Urged to Follow the Instructions of Local Officials   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to closely monitor response efforts to the Colorado flooding through its National Response Coordination Center in Washington and through its Regional Response Coordination Response Center in Denver, Colo. FEMA’s priority is to support local […]

 
 

Guardsmen Mobilize to Assist With Colorado Flooding

From a Colorado National Guard News Release   Nearly 100 Colorado National Guard soldiers and airmen, along with high-mobility vehicles and helicopters, have been mobilized to assist local authorities in search-and-rescue operations in the midst of historic flooding in the state. Colorado National Guardsmen respond to floods in Boulder County, Colo., Sept.12, 2013. Colorado Army […]

 

President Obama Signs Colorado Emergency Declaration

The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Colorado and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on September 11, 2013, and continuing.  The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management […]

 

California Guard Deploys Predator to Support Firefighters

Compliments of: Donna Miles – American Forces Press Service With wildfires continuing to rage around Yosemite National Park, the California National Guard has deployed a remotely piloted aircraft that improves the incident commander’s ability to monitor conditions on the ground. The California Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing has deployed an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft, shown […]

 

Aircraft Deploy to California to Aid Firefighting Effort

From an Air Expeditionary Group – Wildland Fire Fighting News Release The U.S. Forest Service, through the National Interagency Fire Center here, has ordered the three MAFFS aircraft operating at the Boise Air Tanker Base moved to McClellan Air Tanker base near Sacramento, Calif., to assist the wildland firefighting effort in the western United States. […]

 

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 20, 2013

           The, Navy Reserve announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and the Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is 194 more activated National Guard members […]

 

California National Guard Battles Several Wildfires

Compliments of: California National Guard   Nearly a dozen aircraft and crews from the California Air and Army National Guard are battling wildfires across Northern California. A C-130J from the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, Calif., drops fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The 146th […]

 

Pro-Bono Pilot Program to Assist Veterans with Developing their Disability Claims

Compliments of: The Veterans Administration The Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today a new partnership and pilot program aimed at reducing the claims backlog and making it easier for unrepresented Veterans to receive assistance developing their claims for disability pay.   “Ending the backlog […]

 

Missouri Guard Assists Flood-response Efforts

Compliments of: Missouri National Guard The Missouri National Guard continues to assist local authorities responding to severe flash flooding that’s occurred in parts of the state. Ninety-four Missouri Guard members were reported on state active duty yesterday, up from the 50 initially deployed after Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency. “The citizen-soldiers of […]

 

President Obama Signs Wisconsin Disaster Declaration

President Obama today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Wisconsin and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, and mudslides during the period of June 20-28, 2013. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit […]

 

President Obama Signs Illinois Disaster Declaration

On May 10, 2013,  President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Illinois and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 16 to May 5, 2013. The President’s action makes federal funding available […]

 
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