National Guard force surpasses Hurricane Katrina response

ARLINGTON, Va. – About 74,000 National Guard members were on duty Wednesday performing domestic response missions in support of their governors. The number surpasses the more than 51,000 Guard members activated after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, which was the Guard’s largest previous domestic response in recent years.

Guard members are filling a variety of roles, including approximately 39,400 taking

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