HomeNewsArticle Display

Maxwell AFB, federal agencies prepare for Hurricane Irma

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.

Trucks are staged near Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in preparation for Hurricane Irma Sept. 6, 2017. Maxwell AFB will serve as an incident staging base for the Federal Emergency Management Agency during response operations. (US Air Force photo/Melanie Rodgers Cox)

42nd Civil Engineering Squadron erect a fence to protect the flight line from debris during Maxwell Air Force Base's preparations as Incident Staging Base for the Federal Emergency Management Agency response for Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm bearing down on the Eastern coast of the U.S., September 6, 2017.

Members of the 42nd Civil EngineerSquadron erect a fence to protect the flight line from debris during preparations for Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Sept. 6, 2017. Maxwell AFB will become an incident staging base for the Federal Emergency Management Agency response for Hurricane Irma, a Category five storm bearing down on the eastern coast of the U.S. (US Air Force photo/Melanie Rodgers Cox)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) -- 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.

Starting Sept. 7, 2017, Maxwell AFB, is an incident staging base. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, will be receiving approximately 800 trailers bearing water, food, generators and other commodities that will be sorely needed by communities in Irma’s path.

Crews from FEMA and the Defense Logistics Agency are already at Maxwell AFB and more will be arriving in the next few days to receive the relief supplies and direct their distribution following the storm.

“Maxwell (AFB) is more than prepared to host FEMA and DLA for this vital mission,” said Col. Melissa Stone, 42nd Air Base Wing vice commander. “We’ll do whatever we can to help these agencies bring relief to the people who will be affected by this dangerous storm.”

The base is also making preparations to receive military aircraft based in affected areas as well as evacuees from affected military bases should the need arise, she said.

“Our hope is that the storm’s impacts are not as severe as what is predicted, but we are planning for the worst and are ready to assist in whatever capacity is required,” Stone said.

Engage

Twitter
A C-130H from the 302nd Airlift Wing, equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, flies over fires near… https://t.co/9BPVXNFual
Twitter
Roam Robotics developed a lightweight & inexpensive knee exoskeleton for applications in the health, military & rec… https://t.co/7klpyEaYG1
Twitter
RT @USAFCENT: |RESOLUTE PARTNERSHIPS| On Aug. 6, 2020, U.S. Air Forces Central Command and @AirMobilityCmd units were called to action to p…
Twitter
A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord flies over the Seattle skyline after completing a training exe… https://t.co/4IodNs1bId
Twitter
#DYK The T-33A Shooting Star at Moody AFB's air park was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening… https://t.co/XXY3pAHDzu
Twitter
A C-17 Globemaster III returns to @TeamCharleston after evacuating to Ellsworth AFB. Ellsworth has a support agree… https://t.co/vtHhp1ETVC
Twitter
RT @DeptofDefense: #OTD in 1949, the DOD was formed, unifying the military under the secretary of defense. Our thanks to everyone who serve…
Twitter
Starting off the week with some air power! . An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing takes off from Joint Base Elme… https://t.co/cjvCe6fSOk
Twitter
RT @HQ_AFMC: “We need out-of-the-box thinkers to succeed in our mission of developing the base of the future,” said Brig. Gen. Patrice Mel…
Twitter
“With accelerating disruptive technologies...rewriting Air Power for all nations, not just the U.S., continuing our… https://t.co/WDD6LsQGkr
Twitter
#Resilience: The story of the Peck family’s and their battle with breast cancer. #TotalForce @ScottAFB https://t.co/PYGgSOQwcu
Twitter
Twitter
RT @USAFReserve: Maintaining resiliency in paradise - https://t.co/IXktGzGgWc (Story by the @624RSG) #ReserveResilient https://t.co/ta8mMTP…
Twitter
RT @hack_a_sat: Tune in at 11 AM PDT to watch the LIVE closing ceremony with Dr. Will Roper and @bjgol. 🚀It's all happening at https://t.c…
Twitter
Difficult, but not impossible. @GenCQBrownJr addresses the challenges the Air Force faces going forward. https://t.co/kF4FdxN5S6
Twitter
“I want to show people the power of having faith & sticking to what you say you’re going to do.” - Staff Sgt. Gerem… https://t.co/524l6BUsyI
Twitter
What operates 24/7 ensuring the safety of aircraft & aircrews, AND provides prompt service to whoever is flying?… https://t.co/JMaYsTV5XH
Twitter
.@GenCQBrownJr explains what the Air Force can expect from his leadership: https://t.co/bxeqgZ1NSi
Twitter
RT @AirmanMagazine: Your daily @usairforce news! ✅ @Team_Tinker Airmen are using 3D printing to manufacture metal components successfully…
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,265,494
Follow Us