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    315th AW Airmen Train in Hawaii

    Patriot Palm 2019

    Photo By Master Sgt. Nicholas Priest | Senior Airman Quiche Jackson, 4th Combat Camera Squadron ground combat broadcaster,...... read more read more



    Story by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Priest 

    4th Combat Camera Squadron

    315th AW Airmen train in Hawaii
    By Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Priest, 4th Combat Camera Squadron

    Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii –

    Members of the 315th Airlift Wing went to Hawai’i to support an inter-departmental exercise from Jan. 23 to Jan. 29 in Hawai’i.

    315th AW Airmen worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FBI, Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during Exercise Patriot Palm 2019. The Air Force Reserve coordinated the exercise to allow participants to gain experience working with other agencies so they can effectively respond to natural disaster and emergency events in the future.

    Communication is critical to any exercise or real-world crisis.

    “For exercises like Patriot Palm, where we are simulating providing support during an emergency or natural disaster, we need to establish air-to-air communications so we can communicate with aircraft, as well as air-to-ground communications with other event players at the different ground locations," said Tech. Sgt. Gregory McClain, 315th Contingency Response Flight radio frequency transmission journeyman. "When we set up communications, we give our command and control the ability to talk to all the mission resources, maximizing the span of mission control.”

    Humanitarian operations are an important part of the Air Force mission. As part of the Air Force’s airlift fleet, C-17 Globemaster III and C-5 Galaxy aircraft are responsible for a variety of missions, including dropping food supplies and moving equipment to crisis areas and even providing a platform for medical care.

    Humanitarian crises occur at a moment’s notice across the United States and the world, and exercises such as Patriot Palm help ensure Air Force Reserve personnel are trained and ready whenever duty calls.



    Date Taken: 01.27.2019
    Date Posted: 07.27.2021 08:35
    Story ID: 401748
    Location: HI, US

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