Tech. Sgt. Carlos Alaniz, 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, flight medical technician, loads a simulated patient onto a C-130J Hercules April 29, 2017 during exercise Patriot Hook at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Patriot Hook is an annual joint-service exercise coordinated by the Air Force Reserve, designed to integrate the military and first responders of federal, state and local agencies by providing training to mobilize quickly and deploying in military aircraft in the event of a regional emergency or natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Minnie Jones