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Threat Advisory Defcon alert - Elevated
May 3, 2010

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States Draw Down Oil Spill Response

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2010 - Now that the leak has been plugged and the oil has been stopped, three of the four states on duty are reducing the number of Guard members they have responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Story

Military Support to Mitigate Spill Continues

NEW ORLEANS, June 25, 2010 - Military efforts along the Gulf Coast continue as part of the federal response force to clean up the oil spill with 1,900 Defense Department and associated personnel providing ongoing support to contain the leak and clean up the spill. Story

Carpenter Praises Guard Efforts in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS, June 25, 2010 - Army Maj. Gen. Raymond W. Carpenter, acting director of the Army National Guard, traveled to New Orleans to attend a conference. Story

Florida Guard Prepares for Spill Response

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., June 17, 2010 - The Florida National Guard currently has 30 soldiers and airmen performing liaison missions in three states. Story

Obama Chooses Mabus to Lead Restoration

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2010 – President Barack Obama in an address to the nation about the BP oil spill announced that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will develop a long-term restoration plan for the Gulf Coast. Story

Obama Praises Military Support in Gulf

BATON ROUGE, La., June 14, 2010 – President Barack Obama praised the role the military is playing in oil spill response efforts, and told servicemembers they exemplify the resolve, determination and resilience the nation is demonstrating in the face of the disaster. Story

Guard Begins Shoreline Protection Project

BATON ROUGE, La., June 14, 2010 – The Louisiana National Guard began operations in Cameron Parish by staging equipment that will be placed along eight miles of shoreline. Story

From the President

“We're dealing with a massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster. The oil that is still leaking from the well could seriously damage the economy and the environment of our
Gulf states and it could extend for a
long time. It could jeopardize the livelihoods of thousands of Americans
who call this place home.” Remarks
President Barack Obama
May 2, 2010
Venice, La.

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