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Md. National Guard Prepares to Support Winter Storm Response

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REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Gov. Martin O'Malley has declared a state of emergency and the adjutant general has authorized up to 250 soldiers and airmen of the Maryland National Guard and Maryland Defense Force on state active duty for possible severe winter weather response operations.

The Maryland Guard is in the process of prepositioning personnel andequipment at readiness centers throughout the state to support potential missions, officials said.

"Having the declaration early is vital to our ability to respond," said Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins, the adjutant general. "This gives us the ability to preposition our personnel and equipment. In an emergency situation, timing is critical. The training, skills and capabilities we use for our wartime missions are the same skills and capabilities that enable us to successfully respond to natural disasters."

In previous snowstorms, the Maryland Guard and the Maryland Defense Force missions have included assisting stranded motorists, working with local law enforcement and firefighters with transportation and evacuation,distribution of supplies and search and rescue.

 

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