|Oklahoma Guard Aviators Deploy to Aid Hurricane Florence Relief Effort - Soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard departed yesterday from Muldrow Army Heliport here to provide search-and-recovery capabilities for East Coast citizens impacted by Hurricane Florence. |
|West Virginia Guard Prepares for Hurricane Florence Response - The West Virginia National Guard continues to ramp up efforts to prepare for the impact of Hurricane Florence on the Mountain State, while simultaneously lending support to neighboring National Guard units and federal agencies. |
|Hurricane Florence Illustrates Need to Prepare Health Care Packages - Hurricane Florence imminent arrival is a reminder for people to prepare for their health care needs during severe weather. |
|More than 7,000 Service Members Ready to Assist Hurricane Florence Victims - More than 7,000 service members -- National Guard and active duty -- are standing by ready to assist as Hurricane Florence hits the Carolina coast, DoD officials said here today. |
|Devastating Storms Like Hurricane Florence Unusual This Far North - In another manifestation of extreme weather conditions, hurricanes as strong as the Category 4 storm Florence - barreling towards the coast of the Carolinas in the United States - are rarely seen so far north, the United Nations weather agency (WMO) confirmed on Tuesday.|
|A Record One Million Syrians Displaced Over Six Months - All parties to the seven-year Syria conflict and the States that support them should do "everything in their power" to prevent a full-scale military assault on Idlib, a high-level United Nations-appointed panel of investigators said on Wednesday.|
|Living Standards of Gaza Eviscerated by Crippling Blockade - The Occupied Palestinian Territory now suffers the highest unemployment rate in the world, with incomes and agricultural production going down, the United Nations trade and development agency said on Wednesday, noting that women and young people were worst affected, as the Israeli occupation continues.|
|Artificial Intelligence: a Danger to Mankind? - Siri, Alexa and Cortana are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (or A.I.), which is playing an increasingly pervasive role in our lives.|
|UN: Cancer is a Growing Global Threat - More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and its estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018, the UNs International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said on Wednesday.|
|Airmen Monitor Florence, Provide Data to National Hurricane Center - The Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron based here is flying missions over the Atlantic Ocean this week to monitor Hurricane Florence. |
|Vice President, DoD Leaders Honor Pentagon 9/11 Sacrifices - The terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, sought not just to take the lives of U.S. citizens and crumble buildings; they hoped to break Americas spirit, Vice President Mike Pence said at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial observance here today. They failed, he said.|
|South Carolina Guard Prepares to Help During, After Hurricane Florence - As South Carolina residents and emergency responders prepare for Hurricane Florence, the South Carolina National Guard has mobilized about 1,600 soldiers and airmen to prepare, respond and participate in advance of the major hurricane projected to make landfall near the Carolinas. |
|National Guard Prepares for Hurricane Florence - The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared a state of emergency yesterday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. The storm is forecast to make landfall along the Atlantic coast Sept. 13 as a major hurricane. |
|U.S., South Korean Soldiers Raft for Relaxation, Resilience -
Equipped with a helmet, life vest and paddle, first-time rafters were filled with both excitement and anxiety as they approached their yellow rafts.
|Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq -
The coalition and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between Sept. 3-9, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
|Southeastern States Prepare for Hurricane Florence - Emergency preparations have been underway over the weekend in Virginia and other southeastern states in advance of an anticipated strike this week by Hurricane Florence.
|Yemen Consultations Have Started - A positive environment exists for building trust between the opposing parties involved in discussions for a political solution to the Yemen conflict, despite the absence of one of the delegations in Geneva and insecurity on the ground, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said on Saturday.|
|Human Traffickers in Libya Are Posing as UN Staff - The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has called on Libyan authorities to take action against criminals targeting desperate refugees and migrants, amid reports that smugglers and traffickers in the country are impersonating Agency staff.|
|Uneven Progress on Climate Action at Bangkok Conference - Climate change talks wrapped up in Bangkok today, leaving several issues still to be resolved.|
|Russian-Led Idlib Offensive Would Be Humanitarian Disaster - The consequences of a Russian-Syrian regime offensive into Idlib, Syria, against terrorists hiding there would almost certainly be a humanitarian disaster, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.|