Accession Number : ADA622596


Title :   To Enable and Sustain: Pacific Air Forces' Theater Security Cooperation as a Line of Operation


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST


Personal Author(s) : Warner, Jeffrey B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622596.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Devastation, hunger, disease, and vulnerability were Typhoon Haiyan's known effects on the people of the Philippines in November 2013. However, there were other effects--those that demonstrated the strong responsiveness and leadership of the Philippine government and the international partnership and commitment in the aftermath - including those between Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Airmen and their joint, interagency, allied, partner, and Philippine counterparts. The resulting synergy was the delivery of relief aid and safe transport of thousands affected by the storm. In only days, in coordination with the Philippine government, Airmen from the 36th Contingency Response Group landed in Tacloban, and the concluding humanitarian assistance exercise Cope South turned real world. The need was great: airfield repair, security, cleanup, and infrastructure. They immediately established contacts with key stakeholders on the ground, assessed requirements, and began restoring the airfield to functionality, enabling it to receive supplies and transport people to safety by airmen from 11 nations. How was PACAF able to effectively, quickly, and accurately partner with an important ally and other stakeholders to support the United States Agency for International Development? How did we know how to partner with the joint team, the US Embassy in Manila, and fellow airmen from allied and partner nations to provide tailored, effective response in the wake of a humanitarian security incident?


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *PHILIPPINES , *SECURITY , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , DELIVERY , DISEASES , GROUND LEVEL , INFRASTRUCTURE , INTERNATIONAL , LANDING FIELDS , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY OPERATIONS , NATIONS , PACIFIC OCEAN , REPAIR , REPRINTS , RESPONSE , SUPPLIES , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , TRANSPORT , UNITED STATES , VULNERABILITY


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE