Anchorage, Alaska (KTUU) – It’s been decades since the Alaska National Guard performed a Mission Marbok-like mobilization.
“It was the biggest off-road capable in decades,” said Maj. Gen. Torrence Sachs.
Saxe said security guards had mobilized more than 170 military personnel on Sept. 21, with their boots crashing to the ground days after Typhoon Mebok put many western communities in jeopardy. In total, we were able to help 31 communities in the West.
“We cleaned up a lot of debris. We split all the burned wood and good firewood for their home. Me and my team rebuilt the community center deck. Dempsey Woods said. Said.
In total, the guards repaired 77 homes and moved 30,000 pounds of supplies.
But these recovery efforts were more than just physical work.
“We actually support individual support forms.
The Alaska National Guard said in a statement, “Although the initial recovery phase of the response is nearly complete and guards have returned home, the next phase is likely to take longer depending on the community and level of damage.” Stated.
Guards are asking all residents who have feedback or need specific assistance to submit a request to the State Emergency Management Center by emailing or calling 907-428-7100.
“We would love to get feedback from the community on what we can do to help them and what we can do in the future,” said Saxe.
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