Air Force Reserve’s 445th Airlift Wing supports Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Airmen from the 87th Aerial Port Squadron load cargo onto a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III headed for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida Monday. Cargo included a pallet of meals ready to eat, a pallet of water and one ISU 90 loaded with cots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O’Reilly)

Airmen from the 87th Aerial Port Squadron load cargo onto a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III headed for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida Monday. Cargo included a pallet of meals ready to eat, a pallet of water and one ISU 90 loaded with cots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O’Reilly)

Tech. Sgt. Bryan Ulloa, 445th Force Support Squadron Services Flight services manager, helps Tech. Sgt. Andrew Wagner, 89th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, load cargo on board a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III Monday. Four Airmen from the 445th FSS flew with the cargo that included a pallet of meals ready to eat, a pallet of water and one ISU 90 loaded with cots bound for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O’Reilly

Tech. Sgt. Bryan Ulloa, 445th Force Support Squadron Services Flight services manager, helps Tech. Sgt. Andrew Wagner, 89th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, load cargo on board a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III Monday. Four Airmen from the 445th FSS flew with the cargo that included a pallet of meals ready to eat, a pallet of water and one ISU 90 loaded with cots bound for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O’Reilly)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --

The Air Force Reserve’s 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III and crew departed here Monday en route to Grissom Air Reserve Base to pick up additional supplies for transport to Florida in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

The C-17, loaded with four Reserve Citizen Airmen from the wing’s Force Support Squadron, a pallet of meals ready to eat, a pallet of water and one ISU 90 loaded with cots, left Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to pick up additional supplies in Indiana before heading to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.

Reserve Citizen Airmen offer unique capabilities to the federal effort including search and rescue and personnel recovery, airlift, air refueling, medical care and aeromedical evacuation support.

Two crews are currently on standby to support additional Hurricane Irma relief missions.

A total force team of active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command Airmen are working side-by-side with federal, state, local, and international mission partners to ease suffering and assist in the nation’s and international community’s recovery from Hurricane Irma.