/ Published October 24, 2005
Officials host a joint press conference at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. to inform local citizens about preparations for Hurricane Wilma. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has partnered with Homestead Air Reserve Base to set up a relief staging area that will be used post-strike if necessary. Picutred right to left: Army Maj. Angel Mesa, 87th Brigade, Patrick AFB, Fla., Col. Randy Falcon, commander, 482d Fighter Wing, Homestead ARB, Fla., Mr. Frank Huff, FEMA's site coordinator at Homestead ARB, Fla., and Army Col. Joseph Duren, commander of the 50th Area Support Group, Florida Army National Guard. Speaking at the podium is the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Alvarez.