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Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander, welcomes home Airmen of the 437th AW returning with the final evacuated C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 15, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall here. Twenty-two C-17s were evacuated to alternate locations and eight were diverted in response to the hurricane. Airmen of the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ensured the relocated aircraft were maintained and prepared to conduct hurricane recovery operations to the south from alternate installations including Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Last evacuated C-17 returns home
The final C-17 Globemaster III evacuated due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall returned here Sept. 15, 2017.
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2017
Aerial porters load cargo onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla, Sep. 17, 2017.  The aircraft redeployed personnel and equipment from the Wisconsin National Guard back to their home station. The team had deployed to Florida in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno/Released) CRW Airmen provide rapid global mobility during Hurricane Irma relief efforts
As Hurricane Irma set sights on the Caribbean Islands and headed straight toward U.S. mainland, thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate the area.
0 9/18
2017
N/A 601st AOC's AMD provides critical link during hurricane relief
In the throes of a hurricane, emerging requirements for military air assets throughout the affected area can create a chaotic web of demand signals with varying levels of priority. When those demands require the use of U.S. Transportation Command or Air National Guard assets, it is the job of the air mobility division within the 601st Air Operations Center and director of mobility forces Air Forces Northern Command to synchronize and facilitate the requests.
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2017
An aircrew prepares a C-17 Globemaster III for takeoff prior to a mission to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. Sept. 11, 2017. Days prior the crew flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida. Aircrew gets firsthand view of Florida before, after Hurricane Irma
A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from Joint Base Charleston flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall, Sept. 8, 2017.
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2017
An Airman guides in cargo from the back of a C-130H3 Hercules at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Sept. 12, 2017. 94th Airlift Wing C-130s and aircrews provided airlift support as part of the Air Force Reserve’s relief efforts following Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins ARB flies cargo, personnel to Florida
C-130s and aircrews from the 94th Airlift Wing provided airlift support Sept. 12, 2017, as part of the Air Force Reserve’s relief efforts following Hurricane Irma.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Micah Hallman, left, 43rd Air Mobility Squadron air transportation specialist, Pope Army Airfield, N.C., hands boxes to Jodi Johnson, right, U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they download goods and commodities in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts at Joint Base Charleston’s North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C., Sept. 13, 2017. The airfield acts as a receiving and distribution staging area for goods and commodities to be transported to hurricane victims here and areas of the southeast over the next few weeks. Airmen of the 43rd Air Mobility Operations Group and FEMA are working side-by-side executing relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal) Mobility Airmen, FEMA stand up hurricane staging area in S.C.
Joint Base Charleston enabled Hurricane Irma recovery operations by helping to stand-up a Federal Emergency Management Agency installation support base at the North Auxiliary Airfield, Sept. 8, 2017.
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2017
Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons transported a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 12. Airmen conduct historic mission to Virgin Islands following Irma
Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons delivered a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 12, 2017.
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he C-17 crew members delivered the equipment to Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Airmen provide humanitarian relief to Caribbean Islands
Airmen across the U.S. came together to support the Hurricane Irma relief effort, Sept. 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
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Air Traffic Controllers Put to the Test for Hurricane Evacuation Air traffic controllers put to test during hurricane evacuation
Barksdale Air Force Base welcomed over 70 aircraft, and more than 180 personnel, Sept. 8-10, 2017, as a result of Hurricane Irma.
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2017
Photo of WC-130J preparing for take off. Airmen document Hurricane Irma with Hurricane Hunters
It’s not often that Air Force reservists arrive at Unit Training Assembly “weekend drill,” and in short order find themselves flying into the eye of a hurricane, but that’s exactly what happened to Staff Sgts. Kyle Brasier and Corban Lundborg with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston.
0 9/12
2017
released Nellis AFB to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations
In mid-afternoon Sept. 8, 2017, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, received a call from U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
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Moody HH-60G Pavehawk pilots prepare to takeoff in support of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Team Moody aircraft and rescue assets travelled to Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., for shelter before re-engaging with other Moody assets to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other first responder agencies during upcoming Hurricane Irma in the Southeast region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) Rescue assets preposition for Hurricane Irma relief
Moody Air Force Base aircraft and rescue assets relocated to Columbus AFB, Mississippi, Sept. 9, 2017, before Hurricane Irma’s arrival. The aircraft and rescue assets will remain at Columbus AFB before re-engaging with other Moody AFB assets to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other first responder agencies, during upcoming Hurricane Irma relief operations in the Southeast.
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2017
Senior Airman Justin Polk, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron aerial porter, offloads the 10K All Terrain forklift, September 9, 2017, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  Two contingency response teams from the 821st Contingency Response Group at Travis Airforce Base, Calif., and a third from the 621st Contingency Response Group at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. prepositioned at Scott AFB, to await forward deployment to support ongoing relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno/Released) Airmen stand ready to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts
Three contingency response teams prepositioned at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, awaiting forward deployment to support ongoing relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
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2017
Hurricane Irma Relief Operations Travis AFB transports critical aid in support of Hurricane Irma relief operations
A C-17 Globemaster III departed Travis Air Force Base, California, during the early morning hours Sept. 9, 2017, enroute to Puerto Rico to deliver a team of search and rescue personnel assigned to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Texas Task Force 1 in support of Hurricane Irma relief operations.
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2017
E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System E-8C JSTARS evacuate to Tinker AFB
Five E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, evacuated to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, to escape the path of Hurricane Irma Sept. 9, 2017.
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Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron and New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing prepare to depart St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, for St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Sept. 8, 2017, for rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Kentucky Air Guardsmen evacuate personnel following Hurricane Irma
For the second time in two weeks, special operators and aircrews from the Kentucky Air National Guard have deployed to support hurricane rescue operations, evacuating more than 170 U.S. citizens from the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten Sept. 9, 2017.
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Staff Sgt. Kyle Chambasian, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, unloads medical equipment from a C-130J assigned to the 41st Airlift Squadron, Sept. 9, 2017, at Orlando International Airport, Fla. The 41st AS delivered medical personnel from state Disaster Medical Assistance Teams and U.S. Public Health Rapid Deployment Force personnel to Florida to prepare for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Response teams brought triage kits, pharmaceuticals and basic medical supplies for relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) Air Force delivers medical professionals to Florida for Hurricane Irma response
The 41st Airlift Squadron transported more than 100 medical personnel to Orlando, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, to prepare for Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
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A U-28A assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis to a parking spot after landing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Sept. 8, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Aircraft and personnel were evacuated from various military installations as a precaution to protect them from Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Rhett Isbell) Little Rock AFB accepts military aircraft in response to Hurricane Irma
Little Rock Air Force Base received various aircraft and their crews assigned to multiple military installations along the East Coast in preparation for Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017.
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Hurricane Irma Keesler medics ready to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts
Medical Airmen from Keesler Air Force Base are standing by to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts if called upon.Fresh off of a deployment to Houston, to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, a critical care air transport team is standing by to provide the same capability to those affected by Irma.A CCATT and a medical logistics team from the
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An F-5 taxis on the flightline at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Sept. 6, 2017. The aircraft arrived from Key West Naval Air Station, Fla. to avoid being in the path of Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins ARB provides hurricane evacuation support
Late on the evening of Sept. 6, 2017, the first of several KC-130 Super Hercules carrying evacuees landed at the Dobbins Air Reserve Base flightline. What began as a typical aircraft arrival scene with airfield managers guiding the planes in, became a bit more unique as Marine Corps aircrews offloaded suitcases of different shapes and colors and arranged them in rows on the flightline. Families exited the aircraft – some with children and pets – and made their way off the flightline, beginning the next leg of their long journey to safety.
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