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A semi truck driver returns to his truck to receive humanitarian supplies at Seguin Auxiliary Airfield in support of the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Sept. 1, 2017. Hurricane Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas, bringing record flooding and destruction to the region. U.S. military assets supported FEMA as well as state and local authorities in rescue and relief efforts.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr., Released) Hurricanes, wildfires keep AF Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers busy in 2017
With massive category 5 hurricanes slamming the Gulf Coast, East Coast, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, and wildfires raging in the West, these Reserve Citizen Airmen Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers were called on 197 times to support real-world disasters, National Special Security Events and Special Event Assessment Rating Events
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Coast Guard Lt. Commander Karen Kutkiewicz and Federal
Emergency Management Agency reservist Matt Proietti work on a writing plan Sept. 6, 2017, at the Hurricane Harvey Joint Field Office in Austin, Texas. Proietti, a Penn Valley, California, resident, is superintendent of 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. Kutkiewicz is a public affairs officer at the Coast Guard's 1st District Headquarters in Boston. Both are graduates of the military's Defense Information School. (courtesy photo) Twice a Reservist, Combat Camera Chief Serving as FEMA Reservist
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and landed in Houston, Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti, 4th Combat Camera Squadron superintendent, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, knew the distinct possibility existed that Citizen Airmen from his unit may be tasked to document rescue and recovery operations, and he was right. The Chief also knew that he was very likely to be recalled by his other “reserve unit,” the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and he was right again.
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Air Force reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., train with Oregon and Kentucky National Guard chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives enhanced force response force package members during the Cascadia Rising exercise at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., June 8, 2016. Cascadia Rising’s scenario is a 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, resulting in a tsunami, testing first responders, emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hughel) 304th RQS partners with federal, civilian emergency responders
Air Force reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., train with Oregon and Kentucky National Guard chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives enhanced force response force package members during the Cascadia Rising exercise at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., June 8, 2016. Cascadia
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Air Force reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., train with Oregon and Kentucky National Guard chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives enhanced force response force package members during the Cascadia Rising exercise at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., June 8, 2016. Cascadia Rising’s scenario is a 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, resulting in a tsunami, testing first responders, emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hughel) Rescue reservists partner with emergency responders
Air Force reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., train with Oregon and Kentucky National Guard chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives enhanced force response force package members during the Cascadia Rising exercise at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., June 8, 2016. Cascadia
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