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.