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Default Air Force Logo In Ike's eye: Search and rescue poised, ready
Under the command and control of the First Air Force commander here, joint search and rescue forces are prepositioned and capable of executing response and recovery operations for those who may be affected by Hurricane Ike. More than 400 joint forces personnel and approximately 20 Air Force and Navy HH-60 helicopters, along with four HC-130s are
0 9/09
2008
Default Air Force Logo Air Forces Northern readies for next series of tropical storms, hurricanes
While the remnants of Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Hanna soaked the Gulf and East coasts this week emergency response forces, assigned to Air Forces Northern here, remain poised to react as Hurricane Ike inches its way toward the Florida Keys and possibly the Gulf of Mexico. AFNORTH and additional military personnel, aircraft and equipment
0 9/07
2008
Canadian Air Force Cpl. Patrick Richer helps an evacuee of Hurricane Gustav board a flight the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and The Department of Defense has chartered to transport citizens to destinations safely outside the hurricanes path at Lake Front Airport, New Orleans, LA., Aug. 31, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Weismiller) Canadian Forces assists in hurricane evacuation
Canadian Forces deployed three aircraft in support of Air Forces Northern humanitarian efforts during Hurricane Gustav. A CC-177 Globemaster from Trenton, Ontario, deployed to New Orleans to assist in the evacuation of people from hospitals and rest homes in the path of the major storm. Two CC-130 Hercules aircraft deployed from 14 Wing, Greenwood,
0 9/02
2008
Default Air Force Logo Correction: AFNORTH provides search and rescue for Gustav
In a press release yesterday AFNORTH identified the command of Colonel Steve Kirkpatrick as the 920th Search and Rescue Air Expeditionary Group. Colonel Steve Kirkpatrick, commander of the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick AFB, Fla., has taken responsibility for Gustav SAR operations as the commander of the 331st Air Expeditionary Group, headquartered
0 9/02
2008
Default Air Force Logo AFNORTH provides search and rescue for Gustav
Joint search and rescue forces are responding in three states as Hurricane Gustav bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast. After five days of mobilization of forces and equipment, a new search and rescue group has been established to assist in human relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Gustav. Col. Steve Kirkpatrick, commander of the 920th
0 8/31
2008
Default Air Force Logo JPRC Continues to Prepare for Gustav
The 601st Air and Space Operations Center's Joint Personnel Recovery Center continues to make preparations with states in the potential path of Hurricane Gustav. As Gustav makes its way through the Gulf of Mexico, the JPRC has requested each state's search and rescue plan. "By knowing what assets they have available, we can tailor our Department of
0 8/31
2008
Default Air Force Logo EPLOs move into place to support Gustav
As Hurricane Gustav nears landfall, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers from all over the nation have been brought in to help. EPLOs from as far away as Alaska have moved into place in Louisiana, Texas and Alabama to coordinate military assets to support civil authorities. Lt. Col. Kelly Carmen, an Alaska-assigned EPLO, is in place in New
0 8/31
2008
Aeromedical evacuation crews aboard a c-17 prepare patients for airlift June 17 from the mobile aeromedical staging facility to the contingency aeromedical staging facility at Augusta Regional Airport at Busch Field, Ga., one of the locations of Golden Medic 2006, an annual training medical exercise.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen Schester) AFNORTH assisting with Gustav MedEvac
Air Forces Northern here is coordinating with numerous civilian and government agencies in Texas and Louisiana to assist with the evacuation of critical-care patients in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav's landfall. AFNORTH is providing U.S. Northern Command with visibility on all Air Force assets available for medical evacuation such as Mobile
0 8/31
2008
Chief Master Sgt. Steve Bell, JPRC Search and Rescue Controller, monitors the path of Hurricane Gustav. The JPRC is specialty team of America's AOC that coordinates large-scale Search and Rescue opeartions during contigencies such as hurricanes or other natural or man-made disasters.                                                               AFNORTH activates JPRC for Gustav
The 601st Air and Space Operations Center has activated the Joint Personnel Recovery Center in preparation for landfall of Hurricane Gustav. Located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., the JPRC focuses specifically on large-scale search and rescue operations in the event of a hurricane or natural disaster. When a disaster occurs, the JPRC activates
0 8/30
2008
Col. Michael Hare, AFNSEP director, monitors Hurricane Gustav on the Operations Floor of America's AOC prior to landfall. AFNEP is in charge of the deployment of Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers, when requested, to coordinate military assets to support civil authorities.                                EPLOs ready for emergency response role
Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers nationwide stand ready to respond to national emergencies and events when requested. U.S. Air Force Reserve EPLOs are stationed in every state to coordinate military assets to support civil authorities in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or a national special security event. Working with officers
0 8/30
2008
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