24 Jun '16, 4pm

Photo of the Day: @VaNationalGuard #Soldiers prepare for flood response. More:

Photo of the Day: @VaNationalGuard #Soldiers prepare for flood response. More:

SANDSTON, Va. - The Virginia National Guard has activated approximately 20 Soldiers with Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks to assist with flood response operations after the Governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency Thursday night. The alert notification was made in the early hours of June 24, 2016, and the Soldiers and vehicles expected to be in place and ready to assist local law enforcement and emergency response organizations in Alleghany and Botetourt counties by late morning. "The Virginia Department of Emergency Management contacted us about providing assistance, so we are moving personnel and vehicles into position in order to rapidly respond if needed," said Brig. Gen. Paul F. Griffin, director of the joint staff for the Virginia National Guard. Expected missions for the Guard include using Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks to provide transp...

Full article: http://www.nationalguard.mil/News/ArticleView/tabid/5563/...

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