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Mobile Surge Hospital exercise during the Vigilant Guard 2017

Vigilant Guard 2017

The Air Dominance Center, Savannah, Ga., March 29, 2017 – Members of the Georgia State Defense Force (GA SDF), Georgia Air National Guard (GA ANG), Georgia Army National Guard (GA ARNG), Georgia Department of Public Health (GA DPH), Georgia Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units, Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security […]

‘Ready to Serve’ Is No Joke

GSDF members respond to a fire during an OPFOR mission at Fort Benning, Georgia, April 1, 2017. The immediate response of GSDF personnel helped prevent the fire from spreading and allowed the training mission to continue.
Georgia State Defense Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Kimble

By Staff Sgt. Amber Kimble FORT BENNING, Ga., April 01, 2017 - While participating in a recent opposing force (OPFOR) mission at Fort Benning, Georgia, Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) members voluntarily helped extinguish a small fire in the Infantry Training Area. Nearby GSDF members saw the fire ignite during active OPFOR operations and immediately responded. […]

Vigilant Guard 2017

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Mayer, right, and Pfc. Anitha Guruswami monitor incoming information and activities in the Georgia State Defense Force Mobile Operations Center during Vigilant Guard 2017 at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Georgia, March 28, 2017. 
Georgia State Defense Force photo by Warrant Officer Oscar Cano

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Ga., April 1, 2017 – The Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) recently participated in a multi-state, multi-day training exercise. Known as Vigilant Guard, this joint regional training exercise was sponsored by U.S. Northern Command, in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau. The exercise was conducted at multiple locations in Georgia […]

GSDF Supports Hurricane Relief In Augusta

A member of the Georgia State Defense Force provides lunch to an evacuee displaced by Hurricane Matthew at Tubman Education Center in Augusta, Georgia on October 10, 2016.
(Georgia State Defense Force photo by Sgt. Ibarra)

AUGUSTA, Georgia, October 9, 2016, by 2nd Lt. D. Brice Hughes – Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) Soldiers in east Georgia were recently activated to support emergency relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew. GSDF Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 5th Brigade, 76th Support Brigade, and Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) supported 10 American Red Cross hurricane evacuation […]

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