By 2nd Lt. Tinashe Machona, 161st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
BUCKEYE, Ariz. – Bob L. Stump National Guard/Reserve Center is officially the new name of the Arizona armory formerly known as Buckeye Armed Forces Readiness Center. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael T. McGuire, the Adjutant General of the Arizona National Guard, presided over the ceremony, Nov. 16, to honor the former Arizona Congressman.
Broadcasters from radio, television and cable stations nationwide participated in a test of the Emergency Alert System on Sept. 27, 2017. Arizona hosted the national test, this was the third time the test was conducted simultaneously across the nation, and the first time the test was initiated outside of Washington, D.C.
More than 400 emergency management professionals from local, state, and federal governments, first responders and crisis response experts gathered for the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) 2017 Preparedness Symposium. The topics discussed included continuity of operations, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, economic recovery, crisis communication, and evacuation and re-entry.