Special Report: Hurricane Irma

How the National Guard Responds to Storms
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In Part 2 of a Sept. 8, 2017, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report, Brig. Gen. Glenn Hagler, US Army, the US National Guard Bureau’s vice director of domestic operations and force development, discusses lessons learned from responding to catastrophic storms like Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina and Irma. The interview was conducted at the bureau’s national headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Check out Defense & Aerospace Report’s special coverage of the US military’s response to Hurricane Irma at http://defaeroreport.com/category/special-report-hurricane-irma/.

How the National Guard Responds to Storms
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In Part 1 of a Sept. 8, 2017, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report, Brig. Gen. Glenn Hagler, US Army, the US National Guard Bureau’s vice director of domestic operations and force development, explains how the Guard is preparing for and responding to Hurricane Irma and how it plans for disasters. The interview was conducted at the bureau’s national headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

Special Report: Hurricane Irma
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In Part 1 of his interview with Defense & Aerospace Report, Maj. Gen. Ed Jackson, Jr., US Army, deputy commanding general for civil and emergency operations at the US Army Corps of Engineers, discusses USACE’s role in disaster preparedness, its post-Hurricane-Irma damage-assessment and recovery efforts in US Caribbean territories, and steps it’s taking to prepare for the storm’s imminent landfall in the continental US.  The interview was conducted on Sept. 7, 2017, in USACE’s command center, located at its national headquarters in Washington.