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  • Answering the call: Special tactics Airmen conclude Haiti earthquake relief efforts

    The special tactics Airmen were alerted on the morning of Aug. 16 that they would augment Joint Task Force-Haiti relief efforts. With the help of C-146A Wolfhound aircrews, assigned to the 492nd and 919th Special Operations Wings, the team touched down in Port Au Prince, Haiti, within 36 hours.
  • Special tactics Airmen augment Haiti earthquake humanitarian relief efforts

    Special tactics Airmen assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing are responding to a request to augment humanitarian aid efforts in Haiti following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14.
  • USSOUTHCOM supports US disaster assistance to Haiti

    A Situational Awareness Team will join officials from the U.S. embassy and a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployed to Haiti, Aug. 14, at the direction of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Ohio Airmen proud to support Puerto Rico earthquake relief

    Along with personnel, the Ohio National Guard unit contributed two Disaster Response Bed-down Systems to provide shelter for as many as 150 people.
  • Edwards AFB sends earthquake response to nearby base

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake struck at 10:33 a.m. July 4 with a 6.4 magnitude and is now considered a foreshock. A second quake shook the area the following day at 8:20 p.m. with a stronger 7.1 magnitude. Estimated economic losses of what the USGS now calls the Searles Quake are at least $1 billion; furthermore, the air control tower at Plant 42 was also damaged. The exact extent of that damage is still under review.
  • Around the Air Force: Earthquake recovery in Alaska

    On this look Around the Air Force, Alaskan Airmen keep the mission going and help in recovery efforts after a 7.0 earthquake. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Greg Cerny.
  • Travis AFB C-17 delivers response team to Mexico

    A C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base arrived at Mexico City International Airport in support of earthquake relief efforts Sept. 21, 2017. The crew delivered 67 U.S. Agency for International Development elite disaster team members and five canines, along with equipment and medical supplies.“The men and women of the [urban search and
  • Around the Air Force: April 29

    This look around the Air Force features the president's nomination for the next chief of staff of the Air Force, current CSAF Gen. Mark A. Welsh III is honored by the Order of the Sword, and 12 Airmen deployed to Ecuador to assess damage caused by an earthquake.
  • US military delivers 30 tons of supplies for Japan earthquake relief

    The U.S. military has delivered more than 30 tons of supplies to help the people of Japan following two powerful, deadly earthquakes there, a Pentagon spokesman said April 21.
  • Around the Air Force: April 19

    In this look around the Air Force, Airmen provide earthquake relief in Japan and a dozen F-22 Raptors from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, deploy to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
  • Yokota aids Japan with earthquake relief

    The 374th Airlift Wing sent two C-130 Hercules aircraft and aircrew to the Kyushu region April 18, supporting the government of Japan in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that took place in Kumamoto Prefecture and surrounding areas.
  • Yesterday’s Air Force: Operation Tomodachi

    Operation Tomodachi was the U.S. and Japanese response to the devastation brought by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, and tsunami, that struck off the coast of Japan. Airmen from all over the Pacific helped in the recovery efforts.
  • Nepal final report: AF support for Operation Sahayogi Haat

    Since the May 26 deactivation of the Nepal earthquake response task force, Joint Task Force-505, the scope of the Air Force's contribution to Operation Sahayogi Haat reveal the magnitude of Pacific Air Force's role in the response.
  • Joint Task Force 505 begins drawdown in Nepal

    Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts.
  • Joint Task Force-505, Nepalese army treat earthquake victims

    U.S. service members assisted officials, from the Government of Nepal and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with providing medical care for earthquake victims at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 12.
  • Behind the scenes: Yokota supports Nepal

    Members of Yokota Air Base, serving at the primary airlift hub in the Pacific region, often deploy to provide humanitarian aid to countries stricken by natural disasters. In recent years alone, the 374 Airlift Wing has deployed to support regional countries such as Japan after the Tohoku earthquake in 2011, the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and most recently, Nepal after the Gorkha earthquake April 25.
  • Airman returns home to Nepal after earthquake

    When Senior Airman Manoj Khatiwada was asked to join a team of Pacific Air Forces Airmen traveling to Nepal to assist the government with relief operations following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, he was filled with mixed emotions. Khatiwada was born and raised in Nepal and came to the U.S. in 2009 after being awarded permanent residency through the Diversity Visa lottery program.
  • AF, Nepal combine efforts to conduct critical runway repairs

    Airmen and Nepalese officials worked together to repair the runway May 9-10, at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Nepal relief airlift expands with deployment of Yokota aircraft

    As U.S. efforts to support the government of Nepal is recovering from the earthquake that struck the country April 25, the 374th Airlift Wing here sent four C-130 Hercules and accompanying personnel to aid Joint Task Force-505 (JTF) in its mission.
  • PACOM deploys humanitarian assistance team to Nepal from Kadena

    U.S. Pacific Command deployed a Joint Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team to Nepal from Kadena Air Base early April 29, in an effort to assist earthquake relief efforts.
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