WATCH: U.S. Military Prepares For Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts Read more

posted by Wesley Sharp - 

The U.S. military is moving ships, supplies, equipment, and troops into place before Hurricane Irma. 

The storm is expected to begin pounding down on local areas within hours.  

The Navy is putting two amphibious ships and Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in position so they can help, if requested.  

Bases in Alabama, Georgia, and New Jersey have been designated to support response and recovery efforts.  

Soldiers from the New Jersey National Guard's 253rd Transportation Company from Cape May, New Jersey are making final preparations before departing to Florida to assist in Hurricane Irma response efforts. Florida National Guard

Posted by New Jersey National Guard on Friday, September 8, 2017

The Pentagon also is making experts in crisis response available to state, territorial, and international officials.

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