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  • Airmen conduct long-range rescue of cruise passenger

    Within two hours of the call, Airmen with the 920th Rescue Wing took to the skies bound for a cruise ship roughly 500 miles off the Florida coastline carrying an elderly passenger suffering an acute condition and in need of medical evacuation Nov. 7, 2017.
  • EMEDS continues to support Puerto Rico

    AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Air Force Capt. Jennifer Dunn, with the 331st Emergency Medical Support from Langley Air Force Base, and Army 1st Lt. Benjamin Sandoval, 331st Minimal Care Detachment, 49th Medical Battalion, 332nd Medical Brigade, U.S. Army Reserves, speak with a patient in front of Buen Samaritano Hospital, Nov. 3, 2017. Air Force,
  • Cheyenne Mountain sees better satellite picture

    UEWR primary missions include missile warning and missile defense, where radars spot missile launches, track them and send data to the Ballistic Missile Defense System. These primary missions enable ground-based interceptors to launch and eliminate incoming threats. The secondary mission is space surveillance, which includes tracking the increasingly crowded skies for manmade objects in orbit. “Our radars track and identify a lot of space-based objects. But, in this case, important information wasn’t getting to the people who needed it to make timely decisions,” said Col. Todd Wiest, senior materiel leader, Strategic Warning and Surveillance Systems division, referring to the Cheyenne Mountain Complex Combatant Commanders’ Integrated Command and Control Systems.
  • Air Force expeditionary medical team fully staffed in Puerto Rico

    Additional medical personnel were deployed to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Thursday, fully staffing the team already located on the island to approximately 100 personnel, in continued support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's ongoing hurricane relief efforts.
  • WADS provides air defense expertise to Guatemalan Air Force

    Three members of the Western Air Defense Sector’s 225th Air Defense Squadron travelled to Guatemala in August to provide air defense expertise to the Guatemalan Air Force.
  • Kentucky Air Guard moves 7.2 million pounds of relief supplies at cargo hub in Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria recovery

    More than three-dozen members of the Kentucky Air National Guard have processed 7.2 million pounds of humanitarian aid through a cargo hub they established here Sept. 23, working around the clock to download relief supplies from hundreds of aircraft and prepare the aid for distribution across an island ravaged by Hurricane Maria.
  • Airmen Deliver Food, Water to Inland Puerto Rico

    About two dozen Puerto Rico Air National Guard airmen used what was the first or second day off most of them have had since Hurricane Maria hit the island some three weeks ago to team up with other volunteers to deliver food and water to as many as 1,000 people in the island's mountainous interior.
  • En-Route Patient Staging System: Caring for Puerto Rico

    The En-Route Patient Staging System (ERPSS) team assigned to the 6th Medical Group at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is currently providing patient care as part of the Defense Support to Civil Authorities efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
  • Food, Water, Fuel Still Priorities for Puerto Rico; 9K Military Now Helping Effort

    Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello briefed reporters on progress the unified collaboration of commonwealth and federal officials has made in delivering aid to the people of the island following Hurricane Maria.
  • RAPID Global Mobility at work after Maria

    The 2017 hurricane season has been particularly active for expeditionary mobility Airmen, who have supported over 1,600 cargo and emergency supply flights to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and the aeromedical evacuation of close to 200 patients affected by Hurricane Maria. Over 200 Airmen from across the Expeditionary Center enterprise,
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