National Guard

DOD Inspector General: 8 years after U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flooded New Orleans, National Guard still has communications problems

After major communications problems during Hurricane Katrina and resultant Corps of Engineers failures in the Federal Flood of New Orleans 8/29/05, the National Guard Bureau fielded 97 Joint Incident Site Communications Capability Systems to insure better communications among federal, state and local rescue workers. The goal was to insure interoperability among the different communications systems used…

National Interagency Fire Center: National Preparedness Level 3

July 2, 2013 Due to hot temperatures, dry conditions and thunderstorms, fire activity picked up in the West. Nine new large fires were reported: two in Idaho, three in Nevada and four in Oregon. Firefighters contained the Mill Fire in California at 534 acres as well as the West Hollister Fire in Idaho and the…

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Situation Update 4

The State has launched a website,, to provide up-to-date information and resources. Individuals affected by the storm are urged report their whereabouts on the American Red Cross website, The Oklahoma National Guard remains activated, with 122 members deployed in 46 vehicles throughout the area. The Guard is also assisting with providing drinking water to the area. Oklahoma Gov….