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Flames and glow from out of control wildfire with large swirl of flame in Napa County, Calif., Oct. 10, 2017. Active wildfires in California have burned an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial structures, scorched more than 115,000 acres and reportedly killed 15 people. FEMA assigns Travis as installation support base for Wine Country Fire
At the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, Travis was designated an installation support base during the response to the Atlas Fire, which has spread across Northern California since Oct. 8.The base will house one bus, three tractor trailers with food, 15 ambulances and 30 personnel from FEMA,
0 10/12
2017
Staff Sgt. Kens Germain, an aerial porter from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, positions a forklift to pick up a stack of ready-to-eat meals at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., Oct. 4. A total of 23,390 pounds of food and water will be transported to Puerto Rico and distributed to those in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan) Water, food loaded onto C-130 at Dobbins, bound for Puerto Rico
Hurricane relief efforts continued on the Dobbins flight line as forklifts and K-loaders loaded cases of water and ready-to-eat meals onto a C-130 Hercules Oct. 4.
0 10/05
2017
Pacific Air Force, Sri Lanka host Pacific Airlift Rally Mobility Airmen enhance partnerships during Pacific Airlift Rally
The destructive power of Mother Nature has made headlines around the world, and every country is fighting its own war when it comes to natural disasters and humanitarian relief. To prepare for such events in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. Pacific Air Force and Sri Lanka Air Force co-hosted the Pacific Airlift Rally 2017 (PAR 17) in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15.
0 9/15
2017
AFRC C-17A supports Hurricane Irma relief efforts Tinker Reserve Airmen deploy to aid Florida recovery
Eight Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 35th Combat Communications Squadron departed Sep. 13, to support disaster relief efforts at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. They will provide military commanders and government agencies communications systems in the wake of Hurricane Irma there. The more than 90-member Air Force Reserve squadron
0 9/14
2017
Rescue teams from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, rescue stranded victims trapped by flooding from Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas. The 920th RQW deployed roughly 90 Citizen Airmen, three Pave Hawks and two HC-130Ns in support of Air Force Northern’s search and rescue mission for FEMA disaster relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) Florida Reserve Airmen fly Texas relief missions
A contingent of 95 Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing, Cocoa Beach, Florida, joined forces with several other groups of military rescue assets and were airborne within the first few hours of arriving here, exercising their combat rescue skills over and around Houston.
0 9/01
2017
CIOR CIMIC Committee Chairperson, United States Air Force Colonel Vanessa Dornhoefer introduces key committee concepts. Reservists address European migrant crisis with Allies, partners
In the spirit of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s “Twice-the-Citizen” approach, U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard reservists, along with an international committee from 13 NATO nations, led a three-day civil-military exercise, known as a CIMEX, that addressed the migrant crisis across Europe, Africa and in the Mediterranean Sea.
0 9/01
2017
Air Force Master Sgt. Viviana Molina, 73rd Aerial Port Squadron air transportation, secures webbing straps on 90,000 lbs. of American Red Cross supplies August 29, 2017, at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Supplies included blankets and cots and were transported as part of the Defense Support of Civil Authority. Department of Defense provides medium and heavy lift rotary wing assets, along with ground transportation, to move personnel, commodities and equipment within Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ms. Julie Briden-Garcia) 301st supports Hurricane Harvey relief
Air Force Master Sgt. Viviana Molina, 73rd Aerial Port Squadron air transportation, secures webbing straps on 90,000 lbs. of American Red Cross supplies August 29, 2017, at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Supplies included blankets and cots and were transported as part of the
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Maj. Kendall Dunn and Lt. Col. Ivan Deroche fly a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Hurricane Harvey during a mission out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi Aug. 24, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Hurricane Hunters track Harvey
Harvey began as a scattered collection of clouds drifting across the Atlantic Ocean and in just over a week has developed into a category two hurricane.
0 8/25
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Staff Sgt. Kyle Yoder of the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron holds out a coin awarded to him by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 18, 2017. SecAF, CSAF recognize motivation of Total Force at 380th AEW
The 380th AEW is in a unique position as the only wing in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility that supports all five Air Force core missions, said Goldfein. However, it is not just the diversity of mission sets that sets the wing apart. The 380th AEW is made up of approximately 25 percent Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members.
0 8/22
2017
The 433rd Airlift Wing receives its first C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft, bestowed "The City of San Antonio," during a  transfer ceremony June 17, 2016 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., 4th Air Force commander, and Col. Thomas K. Smith Jr., 433rd AW commander, piloted the maiden flight of the first C-5M from Stewart National Guard Base, New York, that morning. The 433rd AW will receive nine C-5M models by late 2018, which is the result of a two-phase modernization effort that will improve fuel savings, climb rate, payload capability, and noise reduction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske) JBSA-Lackland C-5s to undergo maintenance fix
The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Commander, Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, on Aug. 2, 2017 ordered a stand-down of all C-5s until a directed repair is completed. The 433rd Airlift Wing here has eight C-5M Super Galaxy aircrafts. The C-5 stand down will replace all C-5 ball screw assembly parts fleet-wide to ensure compliance with standards of performance and maximize aircrew safety.
0 8/03
2017
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