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    Racers support Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma

    Racers support Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma

    Photo By Senior Master Sgt. John Chapman | U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Timothy (left) and Tech. Sgt. Anthony (right) with the...... read more read more



    Story by Senior Master Sgt. John Chapman 

    181st Intelligence Wing Public Affairs

    HULMAN FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. — U.S. Airmen with the Indiana Air National Guard, 181st Intelligence Wing, 181st Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group assigned to the Incident Awareness & Assessment (Indiana IAA) are providing aerial imagery support of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma rescue, relief and recovery efforts.

    The Indiana IAA synchronizes and integrates the planning and operations of various information capabilities, providing situational awareness and assessment to civil authorities in support of domestic operations in times of natural disasters or emergencies.

    The Indiana IAA is tasked to support both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, providing situational awareness for search & rescue, damage assessments, lines of communication, and route analysis to assist officials make informed decisions on how to conduct operations.

    “Airmen of the 181st Intelligence Wing have honed their analytic skills over the past several years to be able to provide assistance in the event of a natural disaster like we have experienced with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Countless man hours have been spent developing procedures to ensure relevant information can be collected and provided to first responders and on-scene commanders,” said Lieutenant Colonel Mark Wright, commander, 137th Intelligence Squadron.

    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: 09.14.2017
    Date Posted: 09.17.2017 14:39
    Story ID: 248594
    Location: TERRE HAUTE, IN, US 

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