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  • Air National Guard Restores FAA Capabilities for Puerto Rico

    A week and a half post hurricane Maria, it is hard to tell the Federal Aviation Administration was at “ground zero” and in the dark with no power or communications capabilities. Now, the air traffic flow at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is back to normal thanks to the relationship between the Air National Guard stepped in to help the FAA and restore air operations for the island.
  • DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico

    The Defense Department is deploying more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island’s residents, a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement.
  • 601st AOC's AMD provides critical link during hurricane relief

    In the throes of a hurricane, emerging requirements for military air assets throughout the affected area can create a chaotic web of demand signals with varying levels of priority. When those demands require the use of U.S. Transportation Command or Air National Guard assets, it is the job of the air mobility division within the 601st Air Operations Center and director of mobility forces Air Forces Northern Command to synchronize and facilitate the requests.
  • 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.
  • Aeromedical Airmen at Scott join response to Hurricane Harvey

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Scott Air Force Base joined humanitarian relief efforts by mobilizing the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on Aug. 30, 2017, in the wake of catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, which has caused historical and life-threatening flooding in the states of Texas and Louisiana. 375th AES personnel will be staged at Little
  • 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.
  • Mobility Guardian draws to an end

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Crews flew approximately 1,200 hours in eight days, executing nearly 650 sorties during Exercise Mobility Guardian, July 31 to Aug. 12.During those missions, refueling aircraft offloaded roughly 1.2 million pounds of fuel; aerial port personnel processed 3,676 passengers and 4,911 tons of equipment; and crews
  • Travis aircrew fly wounded Soldiers to Germany after insider attack

    Six aircrew members from Travis Air Force Base, California, flew a C-17 Globemaster III into Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan June 18 to medevac five U.S. Army special operators who were wounded in an insider attack at Camp Shaheen, in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
  • U.S., multiple nations partner for Mobility Guardian

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Nearly 30 partner nations will participate alongside the U.S. during Air Mobility Command's Mobility Guardian, which is scheduled to begin across Washington state July 31 and concludes Aug. 12, 2017. The exercise aims to enhance the U.S. military's global response force by integrating in complex, realistic
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