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Feb. 20, 2019

Wash. National Guard makes wildfire preparedness a priority

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — It's quickly becoming a summer tradition for the Washington National Guard and not the right kind. Since 2014 more than 4,500 Guardsmen have been called from their homes and civilian jobs to respond to one of our state's biggest threats, blazing wildfires that threaten lives and property across our state.

Oct. 5, 2018

Prevent fire at home with three steps: look, listen, learn

The week of Oct. 7 is Fire Prevention Week, which aims to educate people on three basic but essential steps to reduce the likelihood of fire –– and how to escape safely in the event of one.

Aug. 3, 2018

Washington National Guard musters for wildfire support

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Nearly 150 Washington National Guard members have been activated to support wildland firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington.

Nov. 1, 2017

Into the Fire

The Defense Logistics Agency continues its critical support to wildland firefighting, working with federal, state and local partners.

Oct. 31, 2017

Old vehicles get last chance to serve training firefighters

When firefighters have to rescue someone trapped in a vehicle there is no time to lose, so training becomes very important to ensure the job can be done quickly and properly.

Oct. 30, 2017

Cal Guard’s 49th Military Police Brigade brings 1,900-plus into California inferno

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Even with the 49th Military Police Brigade's storied career – one of multiple successful overseas deployments and a current homeland security mission – this California Army National Guard unit has never witnessed a natural disaster so destructive as October's fire inferno in Northern California.

Aug. 10, 2017

‘Untouchables’ rise to the occasion during ITX 5-17

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marines website — Marine aviation provides the Marine Air Ground Task Force with the operational flexibility it needs to accomplish its mission across the range of military operations such as delivering fires, facilitating integrated command and control, enhancing mobility and maneuver, providing force protection, sustaining combat power, and collecting intelligence.