"For us -- we have to see people in these difficult times, so we're more than happy to be up here and do everything we can. ... This is why we do it," Capt. Lance Curzon, of the Utah National Guard, said.
Photo of the Day: Maj. Gen. Steven Cray, adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard, acts as simulated casualty and is rescued by a member of the U.S. Coast Guard ice rescue team during a training mission.
"The U.S. Army looks to retain the talent, skills and experience of quality officers who are fit, resilient and ready to serve America's Army," said Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Calloway, director, Officer Personnel Management Directorate at Human Resources Command.
"We provide video assets to the (Emergency Operations Center), we're focusing on dams levees, and levee breaks and providing that info in real time with an analysis to the EOC," said Nicholas Edwards, of the California National Guard.
"I wasn't sure how I would react," Command Sgt. Maj. Rafael Conde, of the Wisconsin National Guard, added."I always wanted to go back and get reconnected, because there is a part of my life that is gone. Even though it was a small part, it's still where I was born."
Photo of the Day: Staff Sgt. Casey Delcambre, of the Louisiana National Guard, directs traffic in New Orleans after several tornadoes ripped through the area. More than 75 Louisiana Guard members are still on duty supporting local authorities respond.
"We'll be here until we're no longer needed," Lt. Col. Paul Phillips, of the Wyoming National Guard, said. "We moved 25,000 sandbags yesterday, and it's going to be a lot more today. It's going really smoothly."
"This team has to train to go into places just like this," said Maj. Joseph Whitt, of the Kentucky National Guard. "These are the types of places bad guys would hide something or work out of, and if it's here or Rupp Arena, we are ready to go at a moment's notice to get the job done."