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Airmen Build Partnerships at Patriot South 18

March 1, 2018

From the Department of Defense website

Tech Sgt. Tashalynn Willing, 154th Security Forces Squadron fire team member, puts on personal protective equipment during Patriot South exercise.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. James Ro)

Imagine this: A major earthquake registering magnitude 7.7 strikes a town called Luxora, Arkansas, while also affecting a town called Aloha City in Perry County, Mississippi. There are reports of high amounts of injuries, casualties and major infrastructure damage throughout Aloha City.

As criminal activity is on the rise in rural areas, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is stretched thin. There isn’t enough law enforcement support to respond to the looters and to help injured civilians in hard-to-reach places. The Mississippi governor declared an emergency in Perry County, and enacted an Emergency Message Action, asking for support of outside states and local, state and federal agencies to respond to the affected region.

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