An aerial view of the flooding at the Camp Ashland, Nebraska on March 17, 2019. The levee to the north of the camp broke and water from the swollen Platte River poured thousands of gallons of water into the low-lying area trapping vehicles on the high ground and damaging buildings. (Nebraska National Guard/Staff Sgt. Herschel Talley)
Offutt Air Force Base wasn't the only U.S. military installation engulfed by the floodwaters that have spread across the Midwest.
Camp Ashland, a major regional Army National Guard education and training facility that sits on the banks of the Platte River in eastern Nebraska, has been rendered non-operational after being deluged by rising floodwaters, Nebraska National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Kevin Hynes told Task & Purpose.
"I've been in the armed forces for 33 years, 29 with the Nebraska National Guard," Hynes said. "I've never seen an emergency like this in my time, and nobody I know has ever seen anything of this scope."
Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger , 115th Fighter Wing RC-26 Metroliner pilot, in 2016.
The Wisconsin National Guard is considering taking action against a congressman currently deployed with his Air National Guard unit for blasting the governor's decision to withdraw troops U.S.-Mexico border.
Soldiers deploy concertina wire in a location along the Southwest border of the United States near Hidalgo, Texas. U.S. Army North is deployed to the southwest border under the authority of U.S. Northern Command to support the Department of Homeland Security and the Customs and Border Protection's mission to secure the border. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom followed the lead of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Monday, and announced he would pull a majority of National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border.