Official tweets from National Guard Bureau. National Guard: America's First Military Responders. (Following does not=endorsement)
"This training allows us to conduct precise water drops in mountainous areas of the state that ground-based firefighters might otherwise not be able to access due to difficult or dangerous terrain." @guard_wv
"It was very beneficial to get this hands-on experience... because we get to look at different situations and gain new perspectives." @CTNationalGuard
Today, 2,500+ National Guard members are responding in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to support relief efforts.
LIVE UPDATE: , , and vehicles and personnel are staged and ready to perform a wide range of emergency management services as soon as Hurricane Michael passes and it's safe to do so.
For 382 years, your National Guard has been Always Ready, Always There to answer the call from their state and our nation. #Guard382
"...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."" Happy 4th of July! #IndependenceDay