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Guardsmen Bring Combat Skills to Fighting Western Fires

Fighting wildfires is "like being in a combat zone, just we're not getting shot at," said Army Sgt. Julian Ross, one of the California National Guardsmen called up to battle the wildfires in his state.

SOP newswire3Guardsmen Bring Combat Skills to Fighting Western Fires - Fighting wildfires is "like being in a combat zone, just we're not getting shot at," said Army Sgt. Julian Ross, one of the California National Guardsmen called up to battle the wildfires in his state.
SOP newswire3Army Engineers to Battle Western Wildfires - Two hundred active-duty soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, will join firefighting lines as early as Aug. 13, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning III told reporters today.
SOP newswire3Washington State National Guard Musters for Wildfire Support - Nearly 150 Washington National Guardsmen have been activated to support wildland firefighting efforts in the state of Washington.
SOP newswire3Human Rights Experts Denounce Trump's Attacks Against Media - The United Nations expert on free expression has condemned President Donald Trumps repeated attacks on the press, warning that the US leaders rhetoric is eroding public trust in the media and could spark violence against journalists.
SOP newswire3National Security Agency, Cybercom Defend Against Election Meddling - Russia and other malign actors continue to try to subvert American elections, and the Department of Homeland Security, law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community are working together to prevent foreign interference in the mid-term elections, officials said at the White House this afternoon.
SOP newswire3FBI Helps Marshall Center Counterterrorism Network Stop Future Attacks - For the past five years, Special Agents Tom and Jean OConnor, both with the FBIs Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington, have shared their experiences collecting evidence at terrorism sites with international participants attending the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies held twice a year at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here.
SOP newswire3Migrant Children at US border Have Right to Protection and Be With Their Families - Separating children from their families is in no-ones best interest - the head of UN Childrens Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday - pointing to "heartbreaking" stories of infants who have been reportedly removed from their parents after entering the US from Mexico illegally.
SOP newswire3Hawaii National Guard Engineers Build Shelters for Volcano Evacuees - Since June 7, engineers with the Hawaii Army National Guard have been constructing a community of emergency "micro-shelter" housing units here for residents displaced by the ongoing Kilauea eruption.
SOP newswire3Hawaii Guardsmen on Duty in Volcano Zone to Help Fellow Citizens - Hawaii National Guard service members are on duty to keep their fellow citizens safe as the Kilauea volcano continues spewing lava.
SOP newswire3Commemorative Events Mark 74th Anniversary of D-Day - On June 6, 1944, more than 156,000 troops began the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history.
SOP newswire3Georgia Air Guard Unit Aids Base Recovery Effort in Puerto Rico - The Georgia Air National Guard 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron deployed here April 15 to spearhead hurricane recovery efforts for the 156th Airlift Wing base communications infrastructure.
SOP newswire3DoD Enhances Support for U.S. Border Security Mission - The Defense Department is enhancing its support to the Department of Homeland Security to secure the U.S. border with Mexico, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said today.
SOP newswire3UN Honours Enduring Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King - Recalling the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago today, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres urged the world to build on the civil rights leaders work for equality and social justice.
SOP newswire3Guardsmen Help Combat Coastal Erosion in New Orleans - The Louisiana Army National Guards 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment; and Forward Support Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, supported the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service during the annual Christmas Tree Drop at Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in New Orleans East, March 14.
SOP newswire3New York Guardsmen Prepare for Flooding - One hundred and twenty-nine New York National Guard soldiers and airmen are on active duty in case rains and warmer weather cause ice jams and flooding on rivers in upstate and northern New York.
SOP newswire3Army Engineers Generate Electric Power in Puerto Rico - Maintenance operations conducted as part of the Army Corps of Engineers temporary emergency power mission in Puerto Rico are keeping nearly 1,000 federal emergency power generators running at critical public facilities across the island.
SOP newswire3Air National Guard Supports California Mudslide Rescue Efforts - California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those affected by recent mudslides.
SOP newswire3California Wildfires: State Military Reservists Answer the Call - When the California National Guard was activated in early December to aid fire relief efforts in the southern part of the state, the California State Military Reserves Installation Support Command also answered the call.
SOP newswire3Engineers Work to Restore Electric Power to Puerto Rico Citizens - In an effort to help Puerto Ricos citizens recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration continues its mission to restore the islands electrical power grid.
SOP newswire3UN: American Dream Quickly Becoming an Illusion - The number of Americans living in poverty and the already high income inequality could worsen further in the days to come, making the United States the most unequal society in the world, the United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human rights warned Friday.
SOP newswire3Guardsmen on Firewatch In California Skies - Nine members of the New York Air National Guard 174th Attack Wing have deployed to assist the California Air National Guard 163rd Attack Wing in flying the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft that have been helping local authorities fight the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California.
SOP newswire3FBI Shares Tools, Trains Partner Nations to Fight Terrorists Online - By using the internet, terrorists can quickly and effectively recruit, incite violence, transfer funds and organize attacks with relative freedom and secrecy across borders to an almost limitless audience.
SOP newswire3Puerto Rico-Born Airman Comes Home to Aid Storm-Stricken Residents - Hurricane Maria had unleashed her wrath on Puerto Rico. On Oct. 16, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jorge Garcia-Gonzalez returned to what he once called home, now in shambles.
SOP newswire3Native Warrior Culture - November has been designated as National American Indian Heritage Month since 1990. This is a time to celebrate the cultures, traditions, histories and acknowledge the contributions of Native Americans.
SOP newswire3Trauma Chief Praises Medical Response to Sutherland Springs Shooting - The community teamwork and medical response here the afternoon of the Sutherland Springs shooting was extremely heartwarming, the trauma chief at Brooke Army Medical Center said.
SOP newswire3Army Corps of Engineers Builds Levee in Puerto Rico - Within days, the Army Corps of Engineers can move a river. They proved this recently during an emergency levee construction project here.
SOP newswire3Corps of Engineers Assesses Generators in U.S. Virgin Islands - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 249th Engineer Battalion and the Corps Tulsa District power team are working together to provide U.S. Virgin Island facility generator owners with assessments to guide and assist them with the future maintenance generators.
SOP newswire3Power Restoration Remains Top Concern In Puerto Rico - Power restoration remains the No. 1 priority in Hurricane Maria-ravaged U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Defense Department spokesman Army Lt. Col Jamie Davis said today.
SOP newswire3Joint Base Charleston Becomes Supply Center for Hurricane Maria Recovery - Joint Base Charleston has been established as the central hub and reception area for disaster relief supplies as part of sustained efforts in rebuilding Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
SOP newswire3Airmen Work to Restore Radio Communications in Puerto Rico - For some, the idea of spending hours hundreds of feet above the world suspended by only a rope and harness is a terrifying thought.
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