Sept. 29, 2018
Soldier’s childhood dream becomes reality
His journey began in middle school. There was a television show called “Inside Combat Rescue” that he watched nonstop. He dedicated his life to it. To this day, he still has every episode saved on his DVR.
Sept. 27, 2018
As the waters rise, we wait
The flood is coming. It’s posted everywhere. The news anchors are talking about it. Our leadership is bringing it up daily. Even the locals were checking up on each other as we sat and ate dinner last night.
Sept. 26, 2018
National Guard assists SC Department of Transportation to stem flood effects
PAWLEY'S ISLAND, SC, UNITED STATES09.25.2018Story by Capt. Stephen HudsonSouth Carolina National Guard Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard are assisting the state’s Department of Transportation in constructing an AquaDam to keep Highway 17 open from Georgetown to Myrtle Beach during the flooding as a result of Hurricane
Sept. 22, 2018
South Carolina National Guard LNOs integral part of Tropical Storm Florence response efforts
COLUMBIA, S.C. – As residents of South Carolina hunkered down and braced themselves in the days leading to the landfall of Tropical Storm Florence, local and state authorities and agencies were already beginning to prepare for what many expected to be a devastating storm
As post-Florence waters rise, so does the South Carolina National Guard
CHESTERFIELD, S.C. - Tropical Storm Florence dumped unprecedented amounts of rain on the Carolinas during the weekend of Sept. 14-16, 2018, causing many rivers connecting the two states to overflow. That led to flooding in many rural populated areas, forcing evacuations, and roads to washout in South Carolina.
Sept. 17, 2018
South Carolina Air National Guard Airmen assist law enforcement, safeguard citizens
The South Carolina Air National Guard deployed 13 Airmen, assigned to the 169th Security Forces Squadron, to assist law enforcement recovery efforts following the path of Tropical Storm Florence.
Sept. 16, 2018
A time of emergency means time to serve for this South Carolina National Guardsman
Service during times of crisis is nothing new to Staff Sgt. Marvin Miller, a military policeman with the South Carolina National Guard’s 133rd Military Police Company. Miller has served the Guard and his fellow citizens for the past 17 years, and it was a national emergency that energized his calling to serve.
Sept. 15, 2018
South Carolina National Guard Begins Response Efforts as Tropical Storm Florence Moves Across State
COLUMBIA, SC, UNITED STATES09.15.2018Story by Sgt. Brad Mincey South Carolina National GuardCOLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina National Guard filled and delivered sandbags to multiple counties in the state Sept. 15, 2018, to help protect infrastructures in advance of flooding after Tropical Storm Florence’s impacts of rain were beginning to be
The “HART” of South Carolina rescue
CHARLESTON, S.C. – As Hurricane Florence continues to bring heavy rain and flooding throughout the South Carolina coast, many people are alive today thanks to the Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, or HART, a joint effort that pairs South Carolina Army National Guard aviation assets with the South Carolina State Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.
Sept. 14, 2018
South Carolina National Guard Finalizes Plans in Preparation for Hurricane Florence
COLUMBIA, SC, UNITED STATES09.13.2018Story by Sgt. Brad Mincey South Carolina National Guard COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen continue to assist law enforcement and local authorities across the state Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, as final plans and preparations are made, and troops and equipment are stationed where