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  • Airman shares story of family, service in wake of natural disasters

    Growing up in Puerto Rico five miles from Roosevelt Roads, one Airman from Travis Air Force Base, California knows all too well the dangers due to the location of the island. “Since I was a child, my family would always stock pile food and water in preparation for the hurricane season,” said Capt. Christian Ocasio, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron civil engineering officer. “There would always be a powerful storm heading straight toward us, but would change directions at the last minute.” That’s exactly what Hurricane Irma did after devastating the U.S. Virgin Islands. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Ocasio and his team were sent to the Virgin Islands to perform an airfield assessment of airports in St. Thomas and St. Croix.
  • Dover Airmen lifeline to hurricane survivors

    Dover Air Force Base Airmen have a proud history of delivering help in dire situations all across the world. No matter the circumstance, these men and women can be on site in a short amount of time providing hope for those in need. The 3rd Airlift Squadron from the 436th Airlift Wing supported relief efforts for Katrina and Haiti and the squadron continues this tradition with the C-17 Globemaster III by transporting essential recovery supplies to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
  • Dobbins 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.
  • Last evacuated C-17 returns home

    The final C-17 Globemaster III evacuated due to Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall returned here Sept. 15, 2017.
  • Aircrew sees Florida before, after Hurricane Irma

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew here flew the final mission out of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 8, 2017 prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall. The flight was performed as part of an evacuation from JB Charleston to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois where 11 437th Airlift Wing C-17s were temporarily based to
  • 621st CRG supports Hurricane Irma relief efforts

    In response to Hurricane Irma, the 621st CRW’s 621st Contingency Response Group deployed a contingency response element consisting of nearly 50 members, which included aerial port, maintenance, and command post specialists to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., where they arrived to support the Hurricane Irma relief efforts Sept. 12.
  • Airmen conduct historic mission to Virgin Islands following Irma

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AFNS) -- 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.The mobile ATC tower was sent in response to Hurricane Irma to
  • Travis AFB transports critical aid in support of Hurricane Irma relief operations

    A C-17 Globemaster III departed Travis Air Force Base, California, during the early morning hours Sept. 9, 2017, enroute to Puerto Rico to deliver a team of search and rescue personnel assigned to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Texas Task Force 1 in support of Hurricane Irma relief operations.
  • Air Force delivers doctors, aid to Florida

    Three C-17s from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flew more than 300 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to Orlando Sept. 9, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s landfall Sept. 10.
  • AMC C-17s give reach to the hands that heal

    Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster IIIs were tasked by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in coordination with various state and federal agencies to transport approximately 300 healthcare professionals in preparation for Hurricane Irma disaster response operations.
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