Patriot Hook brings academic training to life

U.S. Air Force Reserve members and County of Los Angeles Search and Rescue (FEMA) members take their seats aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, right, just before takeoff at March ARB, as flight crew members secure baggage and make last minute checks during Patriot Hook 2008. Patriot Hook, a large-scale air mobility and contingency response exercise, took place in mid May for five days. An exercise that tests the viability of coordinated security, disaster and medical response operations, it involved some 300 people who moved approximately one and one-half million pounds of cargo from separate operating locations. Patriot Hook is a yearly largescale air mobility exercise involving Air Force Reserve Command airlift control flights, flying units and aerial port. The exercise provides a fully integrated combined joint task force and air mobility training in conjunction with individual training requirements. Participating affiliates this year included: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, FBI, FEMA, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Navy San Clemente staff. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Erica J. Knight)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Erica J. Knight
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