Three National Guard Staging Areas Opening Today for Hurricane Irma Response


In response to Governor Roy Cooper’s activation order, the North Carolina National Guard will open three staging areas today to support local authorities’ response to Hurricane Irma. About 315 soldiers and airmen are being deployed to centers in Asheville, Greensboro and Charlotte. Governor Cooper will visit the Greensboro center at 4 p.m.

WHAT: North Carolina National Guard opens three staging areas
WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 2017   4-6 p.m.
WHERE:  100 Minuteman Drive, Asheville 28806
 110 Franklin Blvd., Greensboro 27401
 4240 West Blvd., Charlotte 28806
PRESS: Governor Cooper will visit Greensboro only but all National Guard staging areas will be open 4-6 p.m. to credentialed media. Media interested in attending must contact Lt. Col. Matthew DeVivo at 919-612-9712 by 2 p.m

Onsite National Guard contacts include:

  • Asheville: Capt. Joel Goheen, 828-406 0640
  • Greensboro: Capt. Matt Boyle, 919-612-5061
  • Charlotte: Lt. ‎Brian Belvin, 919-418-0570

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