Nearly 700 defense personnel are helping in the wake of the deadly August wildfires.
The Pentagon’s task force is now distributing fuel and potable water in Maui.
The Defense Department now has 572 people supporting relief efforts after devastating fires.
Death toll in the devastating wildfires has risen to 111, with more than 1,000 people still missing.
Air Defender 2023 exercise will include 100 U.S. aircraft, 2,000 troops, in “largest transatlantic movement” the Air National Guard has ever done.
Other states can request help, but some leaders say more capacity is needed.
Using personal planes, off duty, and out of uniform, the pilots say it’s their ”patriotic duty” to help Americans.
As services miss end-strength and accession goals, senators at personnel hearing have some blunt suggestions.
The Guard is missing its goals for the first time in several years, and worse is expected to come.
The disgraced former president said the next chief executive should take control of the National Guard from state governors and deploy troops to quell cities.