Dover Air Force reservists support Hurricane Irma relief

More than 10 reservists from the Air Force Reserve Command's 512th AW departed in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the Air Force Reserve's 512th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Del., board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for departure to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief efforts. More than 10 Dover reservists deployed in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

More than 10 reservists from the Air Force Reserve Command's 512th AW departed in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the Air Force Reserve's 512th Airlift Wing process through a deployment line in preparation for a deployment to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Sept. 12, 2017, in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort. The deployment line verified ID cards, immunizations and other records prior to departure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

More than 10 reservists from the Air Force Reserve Command's 512th AW departed in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

Master Sgt. Robert Kelly, 512th Security Forces Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del., grabs deployment gear for his departure to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Sept. 12, 2017. More than 10 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the Air Force Reserve's 512th Airlift Wing deployed to support the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

More than 10 reservists from the Air Force Reserve Command's 512th AW departed in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the Air Force Reserve's 512th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Del., secures cargo for departure to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Sept. 12, 2017, in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort. Each of the Dover reservists were allotted one personal bag for the deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

More than 10 reservists from the Air Force Reserve Command's 512th AW departed in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

Master Sgt. Marina Shillingford, 512th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Del., delivers a safety brief to Reserve Citizen Airmen deploying to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Sept. 12, 2017. More than 10 reservists from the Air Force Reserve Command's 512th AW departed in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

More than 10 reservists from the Air Force Reserve Command's 512th AW departed in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the Air Force Reserve's 512th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Del., walk towards a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for departure to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief efforts. Dover reservists answered the Air Force Reserve's call to support the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort within 24 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damien Taylor)

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- More than 10 members of the Air Force Reserve’s 512th Airlift Wing departed this afternoon in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief effort.

Reserve Citizen Airmen, with career specialties in logistics and civil engineering are scheduled to report to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. The reserve base is a staging area for troops, equipment and supplies that are being flown into Florida and other areas. 

“I’m extremely proud of our Citizen Airmen and their ability to step up to the plate and respond so quickly to our nation in need,” said Col. Craig Peters, 512th AW commander. “It’s this type of strategic relevancy that makes the Liberty Wing and the Air Force Reserve so valuable.” 

As part of Air Mobility Command and Air Force Reserve Command, Team Dover provides a nucleus of experienced personnel to manage, coordinate and control air mobility assets. They are the front line of humanitarian aid, carrying out the commander’s orders and back-channeling data to keep the mission flowing. More Dover reservists are poised and ready to answer the call if needed.