Kentucky Air Guard establishes airlift hub in Missouri for earthquake exercise

Vice Adm. Mark D. Harnitchek, deputy commander of United States Transportation Command, speaks to the media about the importance of putting plans into action to insure success during a news conference May 19, 2011, at the Springfield-Branson National Airport in Springfield, Mo. The conference was held as part of National Level Exercise 2011, a training scenario involving a massive earthquake along the New Madrid fault line, requiring extensive aeromedical evacuation of injured patients. The Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Contingency Response Element was responsible for establishing an initial-response air hub in Springfield during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Rechel)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Maxwell Rechel
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