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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 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

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 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

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

Missouri Guard continues recovery missions in Joplin

Missouri Guard continues recovery missions in Joplin

The Missouri National Guard continues to work in support of tornado relief operations in Joplin with about 220 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen spread over affected areas.more

Missouri Guard task force begins support operations in Joplin

Missouri Guard task force begins support operations in Joplin

Immediately after being activated by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the Missouri National Guard began tornado relief operations in Joplin.more

Tornado disaster assistance may be available for some vets

Tornado disaster assistance may be available for some vets

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

SMDC employees help community in aftermath of storms

SMDC employees help community in aftermath of storms

In the aftermath of the recent tornado outbreak, two members of the command spent time with local, state and national authorities in efforts to save lives.more

Fort Drum spouses support Alabama tornado victims

Fort Drum spouses support Alabama tornado victims

FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Alabama may seem hundreds of miles away, but several Fort Drum spouses wanted to help the hundreds of tornado victims in need of assistance. One tornado, which reached wind...more

Depot family helps storm victims

Depot family helps storm victims

Storms that ravaged many areas of Alabama April 27 left a lasting impression on Calhoun County and members of Anniston Army Depot's workforce.more

Families find shelter from storm at Redstone

Families find shelter from storm at Redstone

The tornadoes April 27, 2011, that brought destruction to Alabama have left several Redstone Arsenal families with damaged or destroyed homes. More than 30 families have come to Redstone Arsenal...more

SMDC comes together after tornado outbreak

SMDC comes together after tornado outbreak

In the wake of the storm, people are coming together to assist those who lost much.more

3,000 Guard members respond to disasters

3,000 Guard members respond to disasters

About 3,000 National Guard members were responding to weather-related domestic disasters in 11 states on Friday, many in tornado-ravaged Alabama, while hundreds still tackled rising waters in North...more

Fort Sill legal assists after tornado

Fort Sill legal assists after tornado

FORT SILL, Okla. -- Unexpected disasters occur at any minute. Everyone needs to be prepared and ready to handle the worst-case scenario. Four volunteers from the Fort Sill claims department...more

Initiative helps Leonard Wood tornado victims

Initiative helps Leonard Wood tornado victims

When a devastating tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., New Year's Eve day, the Army Claims Service moved into overdrive to help residents of 159 housing quarters that were damaged or destroyed...more

Secretary of Army views Leonard Wood tornado damage

Secretary of Army views Leonard Wood tornado damage

Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with officials and military families at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in an effort to reach out to the local community.more

CSA assesses tornado damage at Fort Leonard Wood

CSA assesses tornado damage at Fort Leonard Wood

SLIDESHOW - Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. assessed the damage at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from a tornado that struck the post Dec. 31, 2010.more

Chief of Staff tours damaged areas, offers support, praise to families

Chief of Staff tours damaged areas, offers support, praise to families

Just four days after the New Year's Eve tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the installation to view the extensive damage, speak with the...more

Iowa Guard Helping with Tornado Recovery

Iowa Guard Helping with Tornado Recovery

About 175 Iowa National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are now serving on state active duty in support of tornado relief and recovery efforts for northeast Iowa following a category V tornado.more

Missouri Guard Soldiers Aid Tornado Victims

Missouri Guard Soldiers Aid Tornado Victims

Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard provided emergency aid to locals after a tornado ripped through Newton County on Saturday.more

Guard Answers Calls in Storm-battered States

Guard Answers Calls in Storm-battered States

National Guard members in four states were called out by their governors to assist civil authorities Monday after tornados crossed the Southwest May 10 and flooding on the Delaware coast left...more

Guard Responds to Storms across Nation

Guard Responds to Storms across Nation

Nearly 300 members of the National Guard responded to call-ups from governors in seven states for emergency assistance during the first week in February after tornados and severe thunderstorms...more

National Guard Responds to Tornado Outbreak

National Guard Responds to Tornado Outbreak

More than 160 National Guard members turned out Wednesday to support tornado recovery missions in three of the states hit by a violent string of twisters Tuesday night.more

Tornadoes Bring out National Guard

Tornadoes Bring out National Guard

More than 160 National Guard members turned out Wednesday to support tornado recovery missions in three of the states hit by a violent string of twisters Tuesday night.more

National Guard Responds to Kansas Tornado

National Guard Responds to Kansas Tornado

More than 300 members of the Kansas National Guard have been activated in response to a powerful tornado that almost destroyed the town of Greensburg, Kan., May 4.more

Guard Soldiers Assist in Aftermath of Texas Tornado Disaster

Guard Soldiers Assist in Aftermath of Texas Tornado Disaster

A powerful, quarter-mile wide F-3 tornado ripped through the Texas border town of Eagle Pass on April 24, killing seven, injuring dozens, leaving hundreds homeless and destroying an elementary...more