Gulf Oil Spill heads National Guard’s Top 10 List

The following top 10 comes from Air Force Tech Sgt. John Orrell’s article, National Guard Highlights, from Department of Defense.

 

Soldiers of the Alabama National Guard build and maintain miles of HESCO barriers to protect Dauphin Island, Ala., beaches from the BP oil spill,July 23, 2010. More than 1,600 National Guard members supported Operation Deepwater Horizon in four Gulf states. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill

1- Operation Deepwater Horizon – More than 1,600 Guard members were assigned to the Gulf Coast states. Troops helped clean up and contain the almost 5 million barrels, or 200 million gallons, of crude oil that leaked into the Gulf of Mexico.

2- Supporting the Department of Homeland Security on the Southwest border

3- Haiti earthquake relief

4- Pakistan flood relief

5- Operation New Dawn – Iraq after the Sept. 1 end of Operation Iraqi Freedom

6- First F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft assigned to the Air National Guard

7- State Partnership Program

8- 2010 Winter Olympics – Five guard members competed in Vancouver

9- Homeland Response Forces

10- Agribusiness Development Teams performing in Afghanistan.

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