Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf this evening announced that troops from the Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) have been put on State Active Duty to support the local response to today’s severe weather in the eastern part of the commonwealth.

“Our National Guard members will assist local responders and residents during this severe storm and the state continues to field and fulfill local requests for resources,” said Governor Wolf. “We are very fortunate that they live and work in our communities and are able to mobilize on short notice in order to provide help. Their service is vital to our commonwealth, especially during difficult weather.”

The PNG members activated are reporting to their local armories and will receive their assignments and will begin their work overnight and into tomorrow.

Pennsylvania has the third largest National Guard in the country with approximately 20,000 members located in more than 80 armories and readiness centers statewid