JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Following the declaration of a state of emergency, due to a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center—Jacksonville sent P-3 Airborne Early Warning crews to the Caribbean nation in support of the Haitian Response efforts.
Working with U.S. Coast Guard partners, NASOC—J P-3 AEW crews flew more than 20 hours conducting communication coordination missions for rescue, relief, and other responding aircraft.
AMO crews flying the P-3 AEW, have unique capabilities as the crews are utilizing communication relay services to provide airfield landing information, refueling locations, hospital locations and help coordinate any additional requests they receive.
NASOC—J continues to utilize their unique operational capabilities in support of ongoing Haitian response efforts. Additionally, an AMO UH-60 helicopter crew from the Caribbean Air and Marine Branch is in Haiti relocating medical staff and equipment and supporting more than 40 urgent medevac requests.