Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in national level hurricane exercise

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in national level hurricane exercise
Coast Guard members practice monitoring social media and creating media products during a hurricane response exercise in Portsmouth, Virginia, May 4, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are participating in FEMA’s 2018 National Level Exercise May 3 through May 9. Units from across the Coast Guard are...

Happy 375th Birthday to the Men and Women of the National Guard

Happy 375th Birthday to the Men and Women of the National Guard
ARLINGTON, Va. – The origin of the nation’s state National Guard organizations sprang from the forming of militia in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the early 17th century. The Massachusetts colony was founded in 1630. At that time, more than 5,000 men, women, and children had made the two-month voyage to the New World, leaving the relative comfort and safety of England behind in an effort to break...

National Guard Readies as Gulf Braces for Oil Spill

ARLINGTON, Va. – At least three states along the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for a potential call for thousands of National Guard members as the nation ramps up its response to an oil spill that’s threatening the coast.