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210829-A-OK577-860.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. William Frye

JFHQ - Cpt. Russell Parman of the 711th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion adds dots to a map tracking road closures and incidents due to Hurricane Ida. (Alabama National Guard photo by SSG William Frye.) Joint Task Force Swordfish, a function of the ALNG's 711th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion is Alabama's first-call hurricane response force. The team works 24/7 during severe weather events to coordinate visibility, resources, and field personnel.


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From Foster Care to Flight
Joint Force Headquarters - Alabama National Guard
March 8, 2022 | 4:36
Sgt. Lisa Arnett, a CH-47 Chinook crew chief with the ALNG’s B Co. 1-169th Aviation Regiment, talks about her life, career, and motivations at Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base in Birmingham, Alabama, Feb. 8, 2022. Arnett’s childhood of trauma and abuse in the foster care system led her to service in the Alabama National Guard, which turned her story into a positive force of change for others like her.

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