The SITREP: DoD Stands at the Ready, Responding to National Disasters on Both Coasts

Members of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing assist in the evacuation of stranded American citizens from Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten, September 8, 2017. The rescue wing provided support to those requiring urgent medical care following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. Air National Guard photo courtesy of the 106th Rescue Wing

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

  • Oregon Army and Air National Guard members worked to help contain the threats of wildfires across the state. Nearly 600 Oregon guardsmen have volunteered to join the fight against the wildfires.
  • Navy details what service members and personnel should do during natural disaster evacuations.
  • Air Force delivers medical professionals to Florida for Hurricane Irma response.
  • The DoD’s Hurricane Irma response doesn’t stop at the U.S. border. Service members helped with St. Maarten evacuations as well.

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