When disaster strikes, putting life, health and property at risk, people’s lives are turned upside-down. Communities, regions or even whole countries can need help as quickly as possible.
Our Air Force is uniquely capable of responding quickly to unfolding events. We train to operate in tough conditions and a variety of environments. We are disciplined, well-coordinated, and have aircraft on stand-by and personnel trained to operate in difficult situations, that can quickly deploy to a disaster site. The Air Force maintains experts who can assess the scale of the disaster situation and determine what to do with the people and equipment we have available.
Considering a career that helps other
A big part of our work in the Air Force involves assisting communities affected by conflict or natural disasters. The fact that we work to protect and help people is one very good reason why we're so passionate about what we do. It gives our lives real meaning and purpose.Find out more