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Maria: Vermont Militia deployed to Virgin Islands!

This is what hurricane Irma did to the only hospital on Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Vermont National Guard medical personnel deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands on 16 SEP 2017, originally to support Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, but now to help with Hurricane Maria recovery:

U.S. Army & Air Force medical personnel provide medical care to people on U.S. Virgin Islands

Maria: USN rescue ships fallback, Virgin Islands Militia preps again!

“You have to evacuate. Otherwise, you’re going to die!”-Hector Pesquera, Puerto Rico public safety commissioner

The U.S. Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) once again prepared for a second cat-5 hurricane, Maria.  This time Hurricane Maria skirted the northern islands with 144 kph (90 mph) winds, then aimed herself for a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

“We spent the last 48 hours coming up with a good bed-down plan for VING forces and any EMAC forces still on the ground…. ….We also are getting accountability of everybody, make sure we know where they’re sleeping, how they’re posturing and taking care of them, so right after the disaster, we can push into the community and start relief efforts.”-Major Ryan Barry, Virgin Islands National Guard, 19 SEP 2017

FEMA center based in the VING Joint Force Headquarters Drill Hall , 19 SEP 2017

Maria hit Puerto Rico as a cat-4 hurricane: “For Irma, we were very prepared. Unfortunately, of course, now we’re feeling a second storm in two weeks, and this one much more devastating than the first one. Who knows what the damage will be?”-Governor Ricardo Rosselló, 20 SEP 2017

Rescue ships sent by the U.S. Navy to Puerto Rico, to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, were forced back by Hurricane Maria.  The USNS William McLean, USS Kearsarge, Oak Hill and Wasp, and SS Wright will return to Puerto Rico (pronounce it correct folks, it’s P-where-toe Ree-co, not Por-toe Ree-co) as soon as it’s safe to do so:

Video of U.S. Navy & Marine Corps personnel regrouping aboard their ships, in preparation for return to Puerto Rico:

FOOD CRISIS IRMA: ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, MINNESOTA MILITIAS DELIVER SUSTENANCE TO VIRGIN ISLANDS!

MARIA: FEMA, NATIONAL GUARD, COAST GUARD, ET AL PREP FOR PUERTO RICO!

Harvey: Military reveals seven years of preparation!

“We have done exercises for the past seven years…..   ….in preparation for an event such as this.”  Official Defense Department video overview of Hurricane Harvey response, in which it was revealed that the federal government has been prepping for such natural disasters for the past seven years (under the Obama regime):

Food Crisis Irma: Arizona, California, Minnesota militias deliver sustenance!

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“This is why we do what we do. It’s an opportunity to help people who need help, and I think it’s why most of us serve in the National Guard.”-Technical Sergeant Michael Gunderson, Air National Guard

While the U.S. Virgin islands are about to get walloped by category 5 Maria, National Guard units from three states are still flying in food aid for people suffering from Hurricane Irma.

Since 09 SEP 2017, 24 hours AirLift Control Flight(ACLF)-Contingency Response Flights have been underway at the Cyril E. King International Airport.  Along with federal agencies and civilian contractors several thousands of tons of supplies have been delivered.

IRMA: MILITARY RESPONSE, SO FAR

IRMA FOOD CRISIS: COAST GUARD ALREADY HANDING OUT MREs!

U.S. FOOD CRISIS, AUGUST 2017: HARVEY KILLS TEXAS CROPS?

HARVEY FOOD CRISIS: MARINES DELIVER THE GOODS TO ORANGE!

HARVEY FOOD CRISIS: MASSIVE FOOD DELIVERY OPS FOR TEXAS UNDERWAY!

HARVEY FOOD CRISIS: BORDER PATROL MAKES HOME DELIVERIES!

Maria: FEMA, National Guard, Coast Guard, et al prep for Puerto Rico!

Hurricane Maria smashed the tiny island of Dominica and steam rolling for already devastated Virgin Islands and the financially bankrupt U.S. territory of Puerto Rico!

While the U.S. government is deploying new rescue teams it is also temporarily halting current Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in the area due to Hurricane Maria.

Video, USAF’s 821st Contingency Response Group deploy from California to Florida in preparation for Hurricane Maria:

Video, U.S. Marines CH-53 Stallion leaving Muñiz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, 18 SEP 2017:

Video, FEMA, state National Guard and federal military rescue units deploy from Homestead, Florida, for Puerto Rico. The video was shot while Maria was cat 1:

Video, USS Kearsarge  evacuating non-rescue U.S. military personnel from Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, 17 SEP 2017:

Video, U.S. Coast Guard preps to evacuate Hurricane Irma recovery crews from already devastated U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria:

Irma: Massive deployment to U.S. Virgin Islands!

U.S. Virgin Islands National Guard PoD operation 13 SEP 2017

The U.S. Virgin Islands has its own National Guard unit, but it’s not enough to deal with Irma.  They’ve been operating at least five Point of Distribution (PoD) centers for several days now, handing supplies to thousands of people in the U.S. territory.

Tennessee National Guard load their Blackhawk into a New York National Guard C-17, prior to deploying to U.S. Virgin Islands on 13 SEP 2017

National Guard units from Kentucky, New York and Tennessee have deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with federal agencies.

Kentucky National Guard Blackhawk, U.S. Virgin Islands, 08 SEP 2017

Video, Idaho’s Mountain Home AFB 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron deploying mobile air traffic control tower onboard South Carolina based 437th Airlift Wng C-17 Globemaster-3:

U.S. Marines deliver supplies, 10 SEP 2017

USN SeeBees clear routs, 13 SEP 2017

U.S. Postal Service delivers supplies to U.S. Marines 12 SEP 2017

IRMA: U.S. BORDER PATROL DEPLOYS TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS!

IRMA: U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS RESCUES!

Harvey: VET=Veterinary Emergency Team, helping animals is good for you!

“It’s our responsibility to make sure that these members of people’s families are well taken care of. We call it puppy therapy just because it makes us feel good. I actually had one soldier tell me that pets make him feel at home.”-Jennifer G. Gauntt, Texas A&M University VET

Animal care at Ford Arena in Beaumont, Texas, 09 SEP 2017

VET means Veterinary Emergency Team and National Guard personnel from dozens of states have been doing their part, and feeling the love in return: “It can be kind of therapeutic to Soldiers and people. It takes the heartbreak down, takes the blood pressure down.”-Debra L. Zoran, Small Animal Science professor at Texas A&M University

VET volunteers and National Guard personnel treat cows injured by the flood, 09 SEP 2017

Jefferson County, Texas, 07 SEP 2017

Video, Operation Hay Haul near Austin, Texas, 12 SEP 2017:

Near Port Arthur, Texas, 30 AUG 2017

Starving dog scarfs down MRE in Orange, Texas, 05 SEP 2017

Another dog rescue in Orange, Texas, 05 SEP 2017

HARVEY: EMERGENCY ANIMAL HOSPITAL!

Harvey: New threat, Pestilence!

“…..I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.”-Revelation 6:7, New American Standard Bible

Google Earth map of flooded Houston area

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are sounding a new alarm over the aftermath of Harvey; due to the massive flooding insects that can transmit diseases are increasing significantly.

A USAF Reserve C-130 unit from Ohio is in eastern Texas preparing to spray millions of acres affected by flooding.   The USAF’s 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, is the only Department of Defense unit equipped to carry out such a mission.

USAF reserve personnel prep a C-130H in San Antonio for aerial spraying ops, 12 SEP 2017

Bug spray mission over Lake Jackson, Texas, 13 SEP 2017

North of Beaumont, Texas, 31 AUG 2017