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    Racers deploy in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts

    Racers deploy in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts

    Photo By Senior Master Sgt. John Chapman | Indiana Air National Guard Airmen with the 181st Intelligence Wing, Communications...... read more read more



    Story by Capt. Brandy Fultz 

    181st Intelligence Wing

    HULMAN FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. — Six Indiana Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 181st Intelligence Wing Communications Flight deployed to Florida with the 38th Infantry Division in support of Hurricane Irma rescue, relief and recovery efforts.

    The 181 IW Communications Flight maintains a deployable satellite communications system, the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability.

    The JISCC is used to maintain communications between joint forces and agencies involved in a response to a disaster, providing internet, radio and telephone capabilities.

    The unique platform provides communications capabilities that are otherwise unavailable due to a disaster.

    “The 181st Intelligence Wing is supporting Hurricane Irma operations with personnel and equipment. It is our duty to serve the community, state and nation. In this instance we are humbled to be a small part of the larger National Guard assisting our fellow citizens in need,” said Colonel Christopher Colbert, commander, 181st Mission Support Group.

    The training and equipment National Guard Airmen and Soldiers receive in order to fight our nation’s wars is what makes it possible for Airmen and Soldiers to rapidly respond during homeland emergencies.



    Date Taken: 09.11.2017
    Date Posted: 09.16.2017 10:19
    Story ID: 248537
    Location: TERRE HAUTE, IN, US

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