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 Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) Communications Unit provides radio and technical communications support to Arizona’s counties and local communities. The DEMA Communications Unit assists during incidents, such as wildfires, floods, and snowstorms, by providing county emergency managers and disaster relief organizations radio and communications support if their systems are unavailable.
PHOENIX— Family, Soldiers and Airmen came together for the promotion of Col. Kipling V. Kahler to Brigadier General as he took his newly appointed position as the Deputy Land Component Commander of the Arizona Army National Guard during a ceremony held at the Papago Park Military Reservation, Jan. 20.
Arizona City sits in the Santa Cruz River Basin in south-central Arizona. It is an area that floods when monsoon or winter rains pour from the sky. With more than 24 significant floods in the past 100 years, and various levels of flooding every year, Arizona City and its residents must deal with water on their streets, and sometimes in their homes.
Tonto Basin is home to a small community in the Tonto Creek valley in northeastern Arizona with many homes surrounded by low, usually dry washes.