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):

Report Date:

2015-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Devastation, hunger, disease, and vulnerability were Typhoon Haiyans 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

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE