The Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) consists of the Arizona National Guard (Air, Army, Joint Task Force), the Division of Emergency Management and the Division of Administrative Services. DEMA provides unique capabilities and services to the citizens of Arizona in three distinct roles: community, state and federal.
The northeastern part of Mohave County has seen its fair share of high waters and flooding after storms drop buckets of rain.
In 2005, storm waters flowed into the Beaver Dam Wash, damaging the Highway 91 bridge, the Virgin River Domestic Wastewater Improvement District sewer system pipeline, and several homes in the Beaver Dam Estates community. Mohave County rapidly worked to construct a new bridge and the sewer lines were also repaired.
Wretham, Great Britain - Soldiers from the Arizona Army National Guard spent 15-days training with British, Kazakh, Tajik and Kyrgyz soldiers, at Stanford Training Area in the United Kingdom, during exercise Steppe Eagle 2016.
Members of the 850th Military Police Battalion and a squad of engineers from the 253rd Engineer Battalion departed Arizona mid-July to participate in the annual multinational training exercise focused on peacekeeping and peace support operations.