Hurricane Harvey relief

US Air Force Personnel from the 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron load supplies and equipment on a C-5 as part of Total Force efforts at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas – USAF© photo by Ismael Ortega

In the US Air Mobility Command (AMC) directed allocation of its airlift, aeromedical evacuation and contingency response assets to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, as requested by US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) on 30 August.

At Joint Base, Charleston South Carolina Senior Airman Justin Hampton hangs the Texas state flag prior to takeoff of a disaster relief mission – USAF© photo by Senior Airman Thomas T Charlton

AMC C-17, C-130, C-5 and KC-10 aircraft from continental US AMC wings, elements of the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and various support personnel are deploying to affected areas of Texas to support ongoing FEMA- and USNORTHCOM-led efforts to provide relief to residents affected by the recent storm.