Kentucky Air Guard establishes airlift hub in Missouri for earthquake exercise

Lt. Col. David Mounkes (right), commander of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Element, greets Vice Adm. Mark D. Harnitchek, deputy commander of United States Transportation Command, as he arrives at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Springfield, Mo., on May 19, 2011. Admiral Harnitchek was on hand for a news conference on National Level Exercise 2011, a weeklong 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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