California National Guard Helicopters From Stockton, Mather Rescue 373 Campers Trapped In Fire Zone

“Just using our god-given eyeballs,” said Hames, who’s based at Mather Air Field. “You just kind of imagine your family being in that situation, and everything in you wants to go get them.”

Weary hikers among 148 saved from wildfire near Yosemite are seen stepping off National Guard helicopter as rescuers attempt to reach 65 others still trapped – while 25 blazes torch a record two million acres across California

California’s largest utility shuts off power to 172,000 customers Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s largest utility, has turned off power for 172,000 customers in an effort to avoid adding to the fires already ravaging the state.   

Air National Guard identifies three victims killed in Tennessee plane crash

“Words can not begin to explain the shock, grief, pain and dismay we feel having lost three remarkable members of our Guard family,” said Col. Todd Wiles, commander of the 118th Wing. “All three were dedicated to the service of our nation. Their families are in our hearts and our prayers.”

Whitmer says Trump denied request to fully fund National Guard in Michigan

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National Guard Troops, Firefighters Heading To California From Across The Country To Aid In Wildfires Battle

Elsewhere, the North Complex — including the deadly Bear Fire — was at 252,365 acres and was 21 percent contained while the Creek Fire — burning the drought and bark beetle ravaged Sierra forest — was at 196,667 acres and just 6 percent contained.

More than 200 people trapped by the raging Creek wildfire near Mammoth Pool Reservoir are rescued by California National Guard’s helicopters – as state warns of blackouts amid blazes and record-breaking heatwave

Officials initially said Saturday that more than 150 people were cut off at the Mammoth Pool Reservoir in the Forest. Fire radio traffic indicated that multiple people had sustained burn injuries and others broken bones in the Creek Fire, and were being rescued by helicopter.

James Carafano: Like heroes of D-Day, National Guard members now defend us – this time from rioting in US

Today we remember D-Day – exactly 76 years ago – as a signature achievement of the Greatest Generation. Still, D-Day was just one day. In addition to serving abroad, armed forces members from the citizen-militias of the colonial era to our modern-day warriors have safeguarded American communities faithfully and selflessly for two-and-a-half centuries. They saved […]

Sisolak says National Guard funding request denied by Trump

“President Trump is the first president in United States history to proactively grant 100 percent cost share for the National Guard under Title 32 status and did so for several months for every state that requested it,” Leavitt said in a statement. “The only other time that 100 percent cost share was extended under Title […]

3 killed in plane crash were Tennessee Air National Guard

“Words cannot begin to explain the shock, grief, pain and dismay we feel having lost three remarkable members of our Guard family,” said Col. Todd Wiles, commander of the 118th Wing. “All three were dedicated to the service of our nation.”

2 killed in Iowa unrest, city’s mayor asks for National Guard support

“Let it be known that the perpetrators of tonight’s activities will be held accountable for the damage and harm that they’ve caused,” he added. “Our police department is committed to the safety of our citizens and this community and will not let the perpetrators from this last night continue to terrorize this city without consequences.”