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  • Reaching Out With Aid

    PORT-au-PRINCE, HAITI - The approach is much like flying into Baghdad or Balad. Pitch black darkness with night vision goggles and the adrenalin flowing. But this isn't Baghdad, even though it looks like a war zone when you hit the ground.Our C-17 was chock full of supplies from water to blankets and even a bulldozer to move debris out of the
  • Dover Reserve crew delivers communications team, equipment to Haiti

    Airmen from Dover's 326th Airlift Squadron delivered the Joint Communications Support Element to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, aboard a C-17 during the early morning hours Jan. 16.On the way to Haiti, the Air Force Reserve aircrew stopped at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to load up the JCSE personnel and equipment."We were prepared to do what we needed
  • Reservists deliver total force team effort in Haiti

    Airmen from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., launched the first of several C-17 Globemaster IIIs Jan. 14 in support of relief operations following a massive earthquake in Haiti.The 21 passengers and six crewmembers represented four wings assigned to JB McGuire, signifying the symbiotic relationships shared by Regular and Reserve units on the
  • Reservists respond to relief efforts in Haiti

    Air Force reservists are working with other government agencies to deliver disaster relief in Haiti."Our thoughts and prayers are with the Haitian people, who have been devastated by this earthquake," said Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr., commander of Air Force Reserve Command. "As always, we're poised and ready to move at a moment's notice
  • Homestead helps launch disaster relief into Haiti

    Relief efforts are in full swing here in response to the disaster in Haiti. Homestead ARB's flightline, usually home to the wing's complement of F-16 fighters, is hosting C-130 cargo planes and an occasional C-17.Just as in war, this massive humanitarian effort is a joint operation. Almost as soon as news of the disaster broke, components of the
  • Relief in the Air

    As the sun set over Charleston Air Force Base, Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing are wheels up headed to Maguire AFB, New Jersey to upload relief supplies then direct to Haiti."We're tasked and we go," said Major John Cousins, aircraft commander from the 317th Airlift Squadron. "We need to get these supplies down there safely and fast."The
  • March Air Reserve Base assists with Haiti earthquake relief efforts

    March Air Reserve Base became a hub for Southern California's Haiti earthquake relief effort when a team of approximately 75 U.S. Agency for International Development personnel and their rescue equipment reported to the base for transportation to Port Au Prince, Jan. 13.The deploying personnel, who will be operating under the Office of U.S. Foreign
  • Dobbins reservists respond to emergency landing

    In life or death situations, people often feel a surge of adrenaline. Their hearts thump. Their skin feels moist. Every motion seems exaggerated, making it difficult to function calmly. In these situations, it's important to keep a cool head and calm demeanor.On Dec. 22, 2009, three Dobbins Airmen found themselves in a similar situation. They kept
  • Golden Knights train at Homestead

    The U.S. Army's world-famous parachute team, the Golden Knights, will train here from Jan. 25 to March 5.The team usually goes to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., for winter training. This is the first time in more than 40 years that the team is going to the Sunshine State for winter training.The closer locality and warmer climates offer better weather
  • March uses automated test to screen for injury

    It's mandatory. All Airmen must undergo specific testing for a possible injury before going into a combat zone. Concerned the concussion of an explosion may cause brain injury, the Department of Defense created the Neurocognitive Assessment Tool. The U.S. Army began using the NCAT in 2006. As of July 23, 2008, DOD requires all service members to
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