Hurricane Florence


Could more bases end up like Tyndall? GAO says yes if DoD doesn’t change

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says DoD’s guidance for dealing with extreme weather is based on past weather patterns and doesn’t…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)Capt. Thomas Beltz, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, closes in to refuel with a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 10, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J..

Air Force may be better off trying to keep pilots than hiring more

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USACE/Michael GlaschBrig. Gen. Diana Holland, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - South Atlantic Division, visits with Soldiers from the 27th Engineer Brigade , Sunday Sept. 24, who are making repairs on the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU), N.C. MOTSU received some damage to various parts of its infrastructure (roads, bridges and rail) when Hurricane Florence hit the installation. As the U.S. military's largest ammunition terminal, MOTSU serves as a transfer point between rail, trucks, and ships for the import and export of ammunition, explosives and military equipment for the DoD.

Army Corps continues flood fighting efforts during tumultuous hurricane season

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OPM cues agencies on leave flexibilities in response to Florence as feds deploy, evacuate

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An onlooker checks out the heavy surf at the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Whole-of-government: how other agencies respond to Florence, and other natural disasters

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Lance Cpl. Hernandez/Camp LejuneLance Cpl. Lydia Gulley, a Marine with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271, applies the skills taught about cooking quickly at Mess Hall 128 on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Sept. 22. The Sodexo Company Quality of Life Services teaches methods to Marine food service specialist to improve the basic services to include stir fry cooking, steaming, boiling, sautéing, roasting, braising, stewing and knife skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tavarius Hernandez)

Marine community: ‘You can’t shoot back at a category 4 hurricane’

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climate vulnerable bases

Marines stay put while thousands of other military members evacuate from Florence’s path

Military installations in the path of Hurricane Florence are preparing to protect families and equipment.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton

Another DMV lawmaker looks to halt USDA move

In today’s Federal Newscast, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) wants a joint session to analyze the legality of the Agriculture Department’s proposal…

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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Department of Homeland Security personnel deliver supplies to Santa Ana community residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 that 54 percent of FEMA personnel were not qualified for their position in October 2017, a month after the Category 4 storm hit the U.S. territory.  (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

FEMA ‘ready and poised’ to activate Surge Capacity Force if necessary

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is taking Hurricane Florence seriously, and it’s not ruling out any options in responding. That includes activating the Surge Capacity Force.

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