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  • Kentucky Air Guard home to DoD’s only search and rescue dog

    In response to scenarios like the Haitian earthquake, Parsons spearheaded a new approach, developing the squadron’s search and rescue K-9 program. The effort, launched in 2018, is designed to increase the capabilities of disaster response teams in locating and recovering personnel through the use of specially trained canines.
  • U.S. Air Force to airlift Guatemalan children injured by volcanic eruption

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft will transport six Guatemalan children injured by the recent eruption of the Fuego Volcano to the United States June 6 to receive medical treatment.
  • 315th AW delivers buses to Haiti

    A two-pronged mission over a weekend in December not only helped to keep 315th Airlift Wing aircrews current on all their certifications, but also delivered three badly-needed buses to schools in Haiti. Citizen Airmen of Joint Base Charleston’s 317th Airlift Squadron, with support from three additional Citizen Airmen of the 514th Air Mobility Wing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, transported the school buses in a C-17 aircraft from Charleston to Port-au-Prince, where they were offloaded at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Dec.16, 2017.
  • Travis mission improves education in Haiti

    In the past three months, Travis Air Force Base and its more than 12,000 total force Airmen have engaged heavily in response to five different natural disasters, occurring in quick succession, devastating victims across the country and around the globe. After thousands of hours and countless resources spent on humanitarian response, one might expect the base to take a break, taper off for the holiday season and recharge for the mission demands that are bound to come in the new year. Instead, the opposite is true.
  • Little Rock Airmen provide humanitarian support to Haiti

    Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base dedicated three C-130Js to the delivery of humanitarian aid and disaster relief response for Haiti on Oct. 7, 2016, after the Category 4 hurricane tore through the island. Currently, the U.S. Air Force is ferrying supplies to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew crippled access to the
  • Mobility Air Forces enable JTF-Bravo deployment to Haiti

    U.S. Air Force heavy airlift was called upon to support approximately 200 Soldiers, Airmen and Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Bravo who deployed this week with two CH-53E Super Stallion, three CH-47 Chinook, and two UH-60L and two HH-60L Black Hawk helicopters to provide heavy and medium lift to support the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to alleviate human suffering and bolster Haitian disaster response capabilities.
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