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  • Travis AFB completes joint inspection with FEMA, ensures readiness

    Urban search and rescue is considered a "multi-hazard" discipline, as it may be needed for a variety of emergencies or disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, dam failures, technological accidents, terrorist activities and hazardous materials releases.
  • SecAF Farewell / Wright-Patterson AFB Storm Damage / F-35 Deploy

    Today's look around the Air Force features Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson's farewell, storm damage at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and F-35 Lightning II deployments to Aviano Air Base, Italy.
  • Goldfein, Wright praise Team Offutt, community

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Offutt Air Force Base, March 27, to see flood damage and to speak with hundreds of base personnel who helped with preparation and, now, recovery.
  • Tyndall AFB rebuilds after Hurricane Michael

    When Hurricane Michael approached Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, last month, Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander released an evacuation order in an effort to keep the base’s most important assets, its people, safe. With exception of the ride-out team, comprised of nearly 100 Tyndall members, everyone left. Among the mix of those remaining were first responders, base leadership and command post personnel.
  • Air Force responds to Hurricane Michael

    Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane Oct. 10, with Tyndall Air Force Base directly in its path. Active-duty and National Guard service members were pre-positioned to provide assistance during the storm. And within hours after the hurricane ended, additional Airmen began arriving from across the country to assess the damage, clear the path for first responders, begin to repair the base and provide humanitarian assistance to the area.
  • Tyndall update: Oct. 16, 2018

    Team Tyndall, Phase 2 is to get you back into your homes and dorms to inspect and collect your belongings, and it has begun. We are opening the gates for limited access for five days from Wednesday, Oct. 17 through Sunday Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 116th ACW deploys Airmen to distribute food, water for Hurricane Michael relief

    Airmen from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, deployed from Robins Air Force Base Oct. 15, to help distribute food and water to citizens affected by Hurricane Michael in Seminole County, Georgia.
  • CRG provides hope to Tyndall AFB after Hurricane Michael wreaks havoc

    On the afternoon of Oct. 10, Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 hurricane, ripped through Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and the surrounding area leaving severe damage through its path. Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Group, Travis Air Force Base, California, received the alert call the next day and within 12 hours, a small initial assessment team headed out the door via a C-17 Globemaster III to assess damage to the airfield.
  • Combat-search-and-rescue Airmen press pause to tackle Hurricane Florence aftermath

    Reserve and active duty pararescuemen were undergoing dive and jump training Sept. 11, in Key West, Florida, when they were recalled back to their home units to immediately begin the process of pre-positioning for Hurricane Florence search-and-rescue operations.
  • TRICARE announces temporary suspension of physician referrals for beneficiaries affected by Hurricane Florence

    The Defense Health Agency announced TRICARE beneficiaries under mandatory evacuation orders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia may see a provider in any location without a referral from their primary care provider due to the impact of Hurricane Florence. The waiver applies to beneficiaries in approximately 40 counties where state governors have ordered evacuations as Florence approaches.
  • Air chiefs from across the Americas convene in Panama City to promote cooperation

    Air force leaders from 19 nations in the Western Hemisphere met in Panama City June 18-22, 2018, for the 58th Conference of American Air Chiefs (CONJEFAMER, per its Spanish acronym). At the annual meeting, these allied nations build partnerships among air forces, discuss their collective mission and vision, and plan future exercises, continuing a 50-plus year history of cooperation and goodwill across the Americas.
  • 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.
  • JB Charleston delivers medical supplies for hurricane response efforts

    Airmen from Joint Base Charleston departed aboard a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts aiming to deliver 15,779 pounds of medical supplies and more than 20 emergency responders to Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Aug. 30, 2017.
  • FEMA stands up support base at JBSA-Randolph

    An Incident Support Base led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency stood up and began Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts at JBSA-Randolph Aug. 31.
  • Airmen support earthquake relief efforts in Ecuador

    The United States, in coordination with the Ecuadorian government, deployed 12 U.S. Airmen to Ecuador this week to support ongoing international relief efforts for victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the South American country April 16.
  • Ellsworth provides staging area for FEMA operation

    Ellsworth Air Force Base is continuing its tradition of partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, serving as the staging area for manufactured housing units destined for residents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
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