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Wright-Patt Chapel group helps Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. Chapel group fully embraces 2nd core value: Service before self
When Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Houston area as a Category 4 hurricane and stalled for several days in late August 2017, it dropped records amount of rain. It was the second most costly storm in U.S. history, only behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a recently released report by the National Hurricane Center.
0 2/07
2018
Puerto Rico Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico
Ortiz Gonzales reached out to a friend from dental school, who was also from Puerto Rico. Together, they worked with a church in Florida and chartered a private plane. It wasn’t cheap, but the price did not deter her. She personally funded the mission and got to work gathering supplies to fill the entire plane – from all the fixings for a massive Thanksgiving dinner, to water, to generators and solar lamps.
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2018
Maj. Kendall Dunn and Lt. Col. Ivan Deroche fly a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Hurricane Harvey during a mission out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi Aug. 24, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Hurricane Hunters close intense 2017 season
As massive spirals of lightning, wind and rain, hurricanes are some of the most dangerous and destructive forces in nature. And the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters fly directly into the center of them.
0 11/30
2017
A longshoreman guides a truck carrying cargo onto the USNS Brittin (T-AKR-305) Oct. 29, 2017, at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, S.C. Partnership enables JB Charleston sealift relief efforts to Puerto Rico
The first humanitarian relief supplies sealifted from Joint Base Charleston to Ponce, Puerto Rico departed Oct. 31, 2017. In the hours following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, JB Charleston C-17 Globemaster IIIs responded delivering more than 1,700 tons of aid, supplies and medical teams to affected areas. Although the C-17’s have the ability to get to austere locations quickly, the amount of cargo it can carry is limited.
0 11/02
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group deploy from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 18, 2017. JBLE Command and Control establishes AMC C2
Normally, while serving as Joint Base Langley-Eustis command and control specialists, Airmen in the JBLE Command Post focus on the varied missions of JBLE and its tenant wings. However, on Sept. 28, 2017, one critical mission called on these Airmen to support a global response mission.
0 10/19
2017
Royals are lifeline to hurricane survivors Dover AFB Airmen lifeline to hurricane survivors
Dover Air Force Base Airmen have a proud history of delivering help in dire situations all across the world. No matter the circumstance, these men and women can be on site in a short amount of time providing hope for those in need. The 3rd Airlift Squadron from the 436th Airlift Wing supported relief efforts for Katrina and Haiti and the squadron continues this tradition with the C-17 Globemaster III by transporting essential recovery supplies to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
0 10/03
2017
Capt. Jared Powell, 15th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III aircraft commander, flies a C-17 to pick up aid cargo for a humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico, Sept. 28th, 2017. Joint effort delivers relief cargo to Puerto Rico
Members of the 15th Airlift Squadron and 437th Airlift Wing, flew a C-17 Globemaster III to Fort Drum, New York, Sept. 28, 2017, to pick up aid supplies before flying to San Juan, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, battered the U.S. territory.
0 10/03
2017
Operations manager Edward Tirado (right) communicates with members of the emergency operations center team at the FAA's Puerto Rico Operations Center, Sept. 30, 2017. The partnership between the FAA and the Puerto Rico Air National Guard was instrumental in restoring air traffic operations.  (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Capt. Matt Murphy) Air National Guard restores FAA capabilities for Puerto Rico
A week and a half post Hurricane Maria, it is hard to tell the Federal Aviation Administration was at “ground zero” and in the dark with no power or communication capabilities. Now, the air traffic flow at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is back to normal thanks to the Air National Guard stepping in to help the FAA and to restore air operations for the island.
0 10/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Oct. 2
On this look around the Air Force, Airmen deliver supplies to support hurricane relief efforts, AETC will redesign how Airmen are trained, and the Air Force Association president retired General Spencer speaks on the partnership of industry and the Air Force. Hosted by SSgt Robbie Arp.
0 10/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Sept. 29
On this look Around the Air Force Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson emphasizes readiness and Airmen provide relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
0 9/29
2017
Team Dover aids in hurricane relief Dover AFB delivers communication equipment to Virgin Islands
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, conducted a humanitarian relief mission to hurricane-ravaged St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 24, 2017.
0 9/27
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
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.
0 9/15
2017
Maxwell Air Force Base serves as Incident Staging Base for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in preparation for Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm bearing down on the Eastern coast of the U.S., September 6, 2017. Maxwell AFB, federal agencies prepare for Hurricane Irma
As Hurricane Irma races across the ocean, hundreds of tractor trailers carrying relief supplies are racing to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, to preposition for further disbursement.
0 9/07
2017
A four-ship formation of F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron and 1st Fighter Wing fly in formation over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The aircraft were in transit back to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. after participating in Red Flag 17-4 Aug. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 9/01
2017
More than thirteen-thousand residents tour a WC-130J Super Hercules Aircraft in Mérida, Mexico during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour April 15, 2017. The event was hosted by the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in order to help people prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shelton Sherrill) Hurricane Hunters prepare the Caribbean
More than 20,000 people attended the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour hosted April 24-29, 2017 by the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
0 5/03
2017
Supplies housed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., are offloaded from a Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., C-130J Oct. 8, 2016, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. By using airlift capabilities, the two Air Mobility Command bases partnered together to quickly and safely deliver relief to the people of Haiti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor)  Little Rock AFB provides humanitarian support
Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, dedicated three C-130J Super Hercules to deliver humanitarian aid and disaster relief response for Haiti on Oct. 7 after the Category 4 hurricane tore through the island.
0 10/12
2016
Maj. Tobi Baker, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron aerial reconnaissance weather officer, watches the radar and analyzes weather data during a flight into Hurricane Hermine Sept. 1, 2016 (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Heather Heiney) Hurricane Hunters fly into, collect data on Hurricane Hermine
The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew a fix mission Sept. 1 out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, into Tropical Storm Hermine, which was upgraded to a hurricane mid-flight.
0 9/02
2016
Senior Master Sgt. Jay Latham, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron dropsonde operator, briefs students during the Gulf Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour May 16-20, 2016. The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircrew with their WC-130J Super Hercules, based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane experts visited five Gulf Coast cities as part of this year’s tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Hurricane Hunters, NOAA stress hurricane preparedness
An Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunter” aircrew with their WC-130J Super Hercules joined National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane experts May 16-20 to promote preparedness at five Gulf Coast cities.
0 5/23
2016
An Airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing rips out the drywall of a home affected by the flooding in Sumter, S.C., Oct. 17, 2015. Airmen across Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., volunteered with multiple organizations in the Sumter community to assist in the disaster relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Diana M. Cossaboom) Shaw Airmen support flood-stricken communities
When Hurricane Joaquin moved near the East Coast early October, the storm dumped record rainfall on South Carolina for six days, causing severe flooding across the state. In response, Shaw Air Force Base organizations assisted local communities, providing disaster relief to those affected by the flooding.
0 10/28
2015
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