Archive: 2010

May 4, 2010

AFRCC assists with saving 330 lives in Tennessee

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. –After flash flooding of a nearby river in Millington, Tenn., the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here worked with the Navy, Coast Guard and local authorities to

May 3, 2010

Air Force C-130s, Navy equipment dispatched to support oil slick response

WASHINGTON (AFNS) –Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized two Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft to support the response to a massive oil slick that threatens wetlands and beaches along the

May 3, 2010

UAS training to aid in disasters

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska. –When an earthquake or other natural disaster strikes, communication is vital. Without it, emergency responders often have no way of knowing the extent of the damage

May 3, 2010

Land mobile radio system saves lives in disasters

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – Every day in the United States, someone requires the assistance of an emergency responder. What if these responders were unable to communicate with dispatchers to

April 30, 2010

Training gives Soldiers real results

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska –A team of soldiers in protective gear with gas masks shuffles out of unmarked vehicles and begins to unload stretchers, splints and other medical gear. To the

April 27, 2010

Army North Soldier earns Volunteer of the Year award

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas –A U.S. Army North noncommissioned officer here was recognized for her volunteer efforts both on base and in the local community during a ceremony at the Sam Houston Club April

April 26, 2010

NORAD, USNORTHCOM recognize community leaders

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –Five local civilian community leaders were recognized for their support and advocacy for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command at the

April 26, 2010

FDNY, Marines train for chemical attack

NEW YORK – The New York City Fire Department and the Marines’ Chemical Biological Incident Response Force responded to a simulated exploded bus, a subway chemical attack, a building collapse and two

April 26, 2010

Reserve, Guard crews train for aerial firefighting in South Carolina

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard aircrews are attending annual aerial firefighting training in Greenville, S.C., this week as part of their annual

April 21, 2010

AFRCC dispatches helos to stranded hikers

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here worked with National Park Service personnel at Death Valley National Park rangers to rescue five stranded hikers in Mosaic