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  • Airlift unit tests mettle in joint Patriot Palm exercise

    A 315th Airlift Wing unit finished its most recent joint-service training exercise Jan. 29 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hawaii. Teaming up with FEMA, the FBI, Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, the 315th Contingency Response Flight completed Exercise Patriot Palm, a joint-service emergency and natural disaster response exercise, coordinated by the Air Force Reserve, designed to integrate first responders from federal, state and local agencies, and the military by providing rapid response training.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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