The Georgia State Defense Force has been on Active Duty working with The National Guard and Emergency Services in disaster recovery operations after Severe Storms and Tornadoes devastated many parts of the state. State Defense Force troops have been clearing roads of debris, cutting down trees that have obstructed roads and disrupted the electrical system.
Here are some more photos that provide a more visual picture at the devastation left behind by the storms and tornadoes:
Georgia State Defense Force Soldiers and Spalding County personnel consult a map as part of the response to severe storms that hit the state earlier in the week, Spalding County, Ga., Jan. 16, 2023.Georgia State Defense Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kerry Hatcher
Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) Soldiers use chainsaws to clear debris following severe storms that hit portions of the state on Jan. 12, 2023.The GSDF is a component of the Georgia Department of Defense.Georgia State Defense Force photos by Staff Sgt. Kerry Hatcher and Unit Public Affairs Representative Spc. Richard Brackin
In the distance, Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) Soldiers, wearing fluorescent gear, join emergency service crews assisting after severe storms that hit areas of the state on Jan. 12, 2023 left a trail of destruction.The GSDF is a component of the Georgia Department of Defense, along with the Georgia Air National Guard and Georgia Army National Guard.Georgia State Defense Force photo by Chaplain (1st Lt.) Billy Nolan