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Claudette Wells, an acquisition program manager for the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., stands near the dock at Frederiksted, St. Croix as she prepares to head out to work as a Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief volunteer.  Wells was part of FEMA's Surge Capacity Force that helped those affected by Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that barreled through the Caribbean in September 2017.  (Courtesy photo) AFTAC civilian returns to duty after Hurricane Maria relief efforts
“They have no power, no running water, limited transportation, little food, and the damage is unimaginable.”Those are the words of Claudette Wells, an acquisition program manager for the Air Force Technical Applications Center here, speaking about the citizens of St. Croix, a U.S. territory. Wells recently returned from the island nation after
0 11/30
2017
Staff Sgt. Jorge Garcia-Gonzalez, 49th Wing chaplain's assistant, provides medical translation for a Federal Emergency Management Agency medic at a clinic in Puerto Rico on Oct. 28, 2017. (Courtesy photo) Hope after havoc
Garcia-Gonzalez, a 49th Wing chaplain’s assistant, supported the humanitarian relief mission by going to different towns in Puerto Rico. They provided meals and water to those in need while also providing spiritual support to the local community with medical translations.
0 11/28
2017
Humanitarian effort Be with those who are suffering, give them hope
As the Florida sun beams down on a U.S. Air Force base flightline, a group of people form a circle in front of boxes carefully stacked on pallets. The group, gathered in prayer, hoping their words of hopefulness and their love are packed tightly between the supplies stored in the boxes.
0 10/24
2017
ACC EMEDS team deploy to support hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico ACC EMEDS team deploys to support hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico
As Puerto Rico continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, Air Combat Command deployed medical assets Oct. 18 to provide relief to the community and supplement teams that have already begun relief efforts. The 633rd Medical Group from Joint Base Langley-Eustis has one of the Air Force’s four Expeditionary Medical Support groups. They train year round to ensure they’re ready and able to deploy in the event of a disaster like the one facing Puerto Rico today.
0 10/20
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 633rd Medical Group deploy from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 18, 2017. AF medics deploy to Puerto Rico, aid hurricane relief efforts
Approximately 87 members assigned to the 633rd Medical Group departed Joint Base Langley-Eustis to set up and operate a 25-bed Expeditionary Medical Support field hospital in support of hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Oct. 15-17, 2017.
0 10/18
2017
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 832nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade, load a vehicle onto a U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command C-17 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 18, 2017. Fort Eustis Soldiers to manage port ops in Puerto Rico
The first two of four U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft loaded with Army troops and equipment from Fort Eustis’ 832nd Transportation Battalion broke ground before daylight, Oct. 18, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis en route to the hurricane-battered Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
0 10/18
2017
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