Dover Air Force Base is hosting Air National Guard units from across the U.S. in direct support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

Dover AFB is hosting members of the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, and the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, who will be departing soon to support affected areas.

"Dover AFB has been asked to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts. This means we are actively working with Guard units from across the country to prepare for any rescue or recovery efforts following the impact of Hurricane Florence,” said Col. Joel Safranek, 436th Airlift Wing commander. “Guardsmen from several states are here on standby to assist the impacted areas. As a Total Force team, we will continue to provide hope and relief to our fellow Americans and, when called upon, will support in any way we are capable.”

As of Sept. 14, Dover AFB provided staging to C-130 search and rescue aircraft, HH-60 helicopters and C-17 cargo aircraft from Air National Guard units in Alaska, California and New York.