01 Sep '12, 2pm

Guard units head south for Isaac relief

Guard units head south for Isaac relief

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/09/army-national-guard-aids-isaac-effort-090112w/ Guard units head south for Isaac relief Staff report Posted : Saturday Sep 1, 2012 10:08:15 EDT As Hurricane Isaac moved through the southeast earlier this week, National Guard troops from four states stood ready to help local authorities distribute aid and carry out rescue operations on their coasts. The Defense Department on Thursday announced that governors from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana had activated more than 7,500 soldiers and airmen to provide support to the Gulf Coast. By the following day, the storm had waned, but Guard troops remained in the area to reinforce dams and rescue residents in heavily flooded neighborhoods. Earlier in the week, about 1,500 troops from more than 20 units in the Mississippi National Guard went to the Gulf to scout food and supply distri...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/09/army-national-guard...

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