NEWS RELEASE: 911th Airlift Wing joins hurricane relief for Irma

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION, Pa. --

One-third of the Air Force Reserve's 911th Airlift Wing may currently be deployed, but that’s not going to keep remaining personnel, and one C-130 Hercules aircraft, from answering our Nation’s call for hurricane relief.

Several Air Force Reserve units, including the 911th, have been called upon to aid those in need from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Personnel from the 911th, along with 17 Reservists from the 910th AW out of Youngstown, Ohio boarded the Pittsburgh C-130 this morning headed for the 914th AW located in Niagara Falls, N.Y. There, members of the 914th will join the group of Reserve Citizen Airman and head for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. Once on the ground at Homestead, each Reserve member will assist in their area of expertise ranging from vehicle operations, maintenance and fuels to security forces and civil engineers.

While those deployed are dropping equipment and supplies to support troops in the Southwest Asia area of operations, member’s back home will be performing temporary duty within the Geographic Area of Interest to include Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas.

Please contact Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs at AFRC.PAWorkflow@us.af.mil for more information regarding these activities. Air Force Reserve Command is on the web at http://www.afrc.af.mil/.