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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.
  • Airlift unit tests mettle in joint Patriot Palm exercise

    Teaming up with Federal Emergency Management Agency, the FBI, Army, Coast Guard and Marine Corps, the 315th Contingency Response Flight completed Exercise Patriot Palm, a joint-service emergency and natural disaster response exercise, coordinated by the Air Force Reserve. The event is designed to integrate first responders from federal, state and local agencies, and the military by providing rapid response training.
  • 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.
  • Florida Reservists deploy for Georgia to provide hurricane relief

    Approximately 140 Reserve Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing deployed to Georgia Sept. 13, to provide hurricane relief.
  • Joint, interagency partners establish ISB for hurricane relief efforts

    Joint Base Charleston has been established as the central hub for sustained efforts aiding the rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
  • EMEDS team deploys to support hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

    As Puerto Rico continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, Air Combat Command deployed medical assets Oct. 18, 2017, to provide relief to the community and supplement teams that have already begun relief efforts.
  • California Airmen provide communication support to wildfire evacuees

    Airmen from the California Air National Guard continue to provide cell phone and internet support to people who fled their homes last week as wildfires raged through California’s wine country.
  • Airmen complete Hurricane Maria mission, return from Puerto Rico

    Thirty-five members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group returned Oct. 17, 2017, completing a three-week deployment to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they processed more than 7.2 million pounds of humanitarian aid for recovery operations following Hurricane Maria.
  • Travis AFB supports FEMA in California wildfire mission

    At the request of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, Travis Air Force Base was designated an installation support base during the response to the Atlas Fire, which has spread across Northern California since Oct. 8, 2017.
  • 18th Space Control Squadron: Keeping watch up above

    The 18th Space Control Squadron located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado. The squadron provides situational awareness on thousands of items filling the skies while life moves along for those on Earth’s surface.
  • 821st CRG deploys throughout the Caribbean

    The 821st Contingency Response Group stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California, deployed four teams throughout the Caribbean to support Hurricane Maria disaster relief efforts.
  • AFNORTH mobility planners surpass 1,500 flights supporting FEMA’s hurricane relief efforts

    Air Forces Northern air mobility planners surpassed 1,500 flights Sept. 30, 2017, when 32 relief flights were completed to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 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.
  • ANG Airmen provide contingency response in USVI

    Air National Guard units from three U.S. states combined assets, manpower and expertise to provide critical control of military airlift to the heavily battered island of St. Thomas in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing in Minneapolis, Minnesota; 146th AW in Camarillo, California and 161st Air Refueling Wing in Phoenix demonstrated the real world capability of the airlift control flight Sept. 9, 2017, as they began to manage 24-hour flight operations at the Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas.
  • Dobbins ARB serves as important hub for hurricane relief efforts

    The flightline resembled a truck stop gas station this week as semitrucks were lined up in several rows behind the Transportation Proficiency Center, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Sept. 21, 2017. Trucks carried cargo vital to the relief efforts currently underway in countries lying in the destructive path of Hurricane Maria.
  • FEMA stands up ISB at JB San Antonio to support Hurricane Maria relief efforts

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency stood up an Incident Support Base at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Kelly Field, Texas to aid Hurricane Maria relief efforts with support from the 502nd Air Base Wing, Sept. 21, 2017.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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