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  • Peterson-based AF Reservists join in Haiti relief efforts

    Two Air Force Reserve aircraft and aircrews assigned to the Colorado-based 302nd Airlift Wing received short-notice orders over the weekend to airlift evacuees out of Haiti and deliver needed supplies to the earthquake-stricken Caribbean nation.The C-130 Hercules aircraft were re-routed from previously planned missions to provide additional airlift
  • Band performs winter concert tour

    The Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve begins its 10-day annual winter concert tour Jan. 28."Every year the concert band tours different places in southern Georgia and Florida," said Maj. Don Schofield, Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve commander.This year the band added three new cities - Statesboro and Jesup in Georgia and Gainesville, Fla. "We
  • Processing the evacuated

    As planes continue to leave Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., full of relief supplies bound for Haiti, a great number of planes return full of evacuees coming home to the United States. These people, many of them U.S. citizens or residents, must go through evacuation in-processing at Homestead ARB.Currently this process is taking place at the Sam
  • Reservist's load supplies for Haiti relief

    When the call went out for volunteers to help with the Haitian relief effort at Homestead Air Reserve Base; a handful of Reserve aerial port specialist raised their hands. Aerial Ports are responsible for all management and movement of cargo and passengers transported in the military airlift system. In the case of a humanitarian disaster like the
  • Total-Force Airmen to the rescue in Afghanistan

    "Scramble, Scramble, Scramble!" U.S. Airmen from the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron are in full sprint mode, a controlled chaos that feels like a mad dash at a Black Friday sale where video-game consoles are flying off the shelves for $1. It's a Category-A evacuation, which means a person is in need of urgent medical evacuation, or experiencing
  • Homestead Air Reserve Base hub for Haitian quake relief

    Relief efforts are in full swing at Homestead Air Reserve Base in response to the disaster in Haiti. The massive humanitarian effort -- Operation Unified Response -- is a true joint operation. Almost as soon as news of the disaster broke, components of the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard began staging troops, equipment and supplies
  • 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
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