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Oklahoma Guard Soldiers respond to killer twister in their own backyard

Oklahoma Guard Soldiers respond to killer twister in their own backyard

For members of the 63rd Civil Support Team, their mission following the killer tornado, May 20, 2013, was more personal -- they knew people directly affected and some Soldiers even lived in the...more

Oklahoma Guard responds to Moore devastation for search, security assistance

Oklahoma Guard responds to Moore devastation for search, security assistance

Nearly 250 members of the Oklahoma National Guard were assisting, May 20, 2013, with victim search and security in Moore, Okla., where a monster tornado left at least 51 dead, including 20...more

Senior Army Guard leader describes Oklahoma tornado response

Senior Army Guard leader describes Oklahoma tornado response

About 250 Oklahoma National Guard members are helping with recovery efforts after a massive tornado pounded an Oklahoma City suburb May 20, 2013, killing at least 24 people and leaving...more

Missouri Guard remains on mission 1 year after Joplin tornado

Missouri Guard remains on mission 1 year after Joplin tornado

Within hours of the deadly Joplin tornado on May 22, 2011, Gov. Jay Nixon activated the Missouri National Guard and told the people of Joplin they would remain on duty as long as needed.more

Surviving the storm: One year later

Surviving the storm: One year later

One year ago today, a series of tornadoes traveled through the Tennessee Valley, leveling homes, business and killing more than 200 people around the state.more

Army Now - Indiana National Guard Soldiers assist in rescue operations after tornadoes hit

Army Now - Indiana National Guard Soldiers assist in rescue operations after tornadoes hit

Indiana National Guard Soldiers assisting in rescue operations after tornadoes hit the state.more

Citizen-Soldiers support local communities with relief and recovery

Citizen-Soldiers support local communities with relief and recovery

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky's motto "United we stand, divided we fall" set the stage at ground zero after severe tornadoes ravaged several communities in Eastern Kentucky March 2.more

Kentucky Guard engages in search and rescue operations after tornadoes

Kentucky Guard engages in search and rescue operations after tornadoes

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. --- Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen converged on the remains of West Liberty, Ky., March 3, to assist local fire and law enforcement in recovery and relief efforts in...more

Partnership built during exercises, succeeds during disaster

Partnership built during exercises, succeeds during disaster

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's Emergency Operations Center, a situation room and heart of recovery and relief efforts, buzzed with activity March 3 after Gov. Steve Beshear declared a statewide...more

Kentucky Guard responds immediately after tornadoes, Lt. Gov. Abramson proud of efforts

Kentucky Guard responds immediately after tornadoes, Lt. Gov. Abramson proud of efforts

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Before the first winds crossed the Commonwealth of Kentucky March 2, the Kentucky National Guard made preparations to keep its Citizen-Soldiers safe and ready to assist in the...more

Hundreds of National Guard troops responding to Midwestern, Southern tornadoes

Hundreds of National Guard troops responding to Midwestern, Southern tornadoes

More than 500 National Guard members are supporting civilian authorities in five states today after the second night this week of devastating tornadoes in the Midwest and South.more

Technology turns around tornado devastated Joplin, Mo.

Technology turns around tornado devastated Joplin, Mo.

A multiple-vortex tornado plowed through Joplin, Mo in May leaving devestation. Soon after, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partnering agencies used Geographic Information System (GIS) to help...more

Corps of Engineers Huntington District employee helps with Joplin, Mo., tornado recovery

Corps of Engineers Huntington District employee helps with Joplin, Mo., tornado recovery

Like many U. S. Army Corps of Engineers employees, Stephen Harris finds it fulfilling to help people who've been affected by natural disasters.more

Corps of Engineers helps Joplin recover after devastating tornado

Corps of Engineers helps Joplin recover after devastating tornado

After the nation's deadliest-ever tornado struck Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping the city get back on its feet.more

Savannah Corps team members deploy for Alabama tornado recovery

Savannah Corps team members deploy for Alabama tornado recovery

While thousands of families struggle to rebuild after devastating tornados swept across the Southeast this spring, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District continue to...more

USACE team from NY assisting with recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo., after tornado devastates town

USACE team from NY assisting with recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo., after tornado devastates town

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Planning and Response Team has been tapped to assist with ongoing recovery efforts in southwest Missouri, in Joplin and the surrounding...more

National Guard's tornado, flood response jumps to 5,000 over past week

National Guard's tornado, flood response jumps to 5,000 over past week

In the aftermath of severe storms that have brought devastating tornadoes to areas of Missouri and Massachusetts and major flooding across the Midwest and other parts of the U.S., the number of...more

Post sends trucks full of donated items to Joplin

Post sends trucks full of donated items to Joplin

Fort Leonard Wood sent several 3 1/2 ton trucks packed full of donated items to Joplin last week to help local tornado victims.more

Guardsman helps rescue tornado victims in Joplin

Guardsman helps rescue tornado victims in Joplin

A National Guard specialist rescued dozens of people trapped in a collapsed Wal-Mart store following a deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011.more

Warrant officer class honors, helps tornado victims

Warrant officer class honors, helps tornado victims

FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- More than 50 warrant officer candidates dedicated their class sign May 20 to citizens of Shoal Creek Valley, Ala., one of the many communities affected by the April tornadoes.more

Veterans Affairs announces disaster assistance after tornado outbreaks

Veterans Affairs announces disaster assistance after tornado outbreaks

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that special disaster assistance may be available to veterans with VA-guaranteed home loans who have been affected by recent tornadoes in...more