North Carolina National Guard Winter Catch Teams stage at the Claude T. Bowers Military Center in Raleigh responding to winter storm Helena on January 7, 2017.
Taken: 01.06.2017 | Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
LUMBERTON, N.C. – Water, food and electricity are all essentials citizens of Robeson County are without. North Carolina National Guard Soldiers activated on Oct. 8, 2016 for State Active Duty (SAD) work with numerous federal agencies providing support by transporting water, meals-ready-to-eat and cots to displaced citizens. Hurricane Matthew tore through the Southeastern region of the United States on Oct. 7 hitting N.C. the hardest, leaving costly damage to repair. Governor Pat McCrory activated the North Carolina National Guard to augment the first responders force in rescuing displaced citizens all over Eastern N.C. “Initially, it was chaos,” said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Darren Deese, the tank master gunner...
10.15.2016 | US | Story by Sgt. Leticia Samuels