Kentucky Air Guard joins with Army Rapid Port Opening Element for U.S. Transportation Command earthquake-response exercise

Army Sgt. Brenda Acuna and Army Spc. Marquis Talbot of the U.S. Army’s 689th Rapid Port Opening Element in Fort Eustis, Va., strap simulated disaster-relief supplies to a flat-rack pallet on the flight line of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Ill., on Aug. 7, 2013, as part of Exercise Gateway Relief, a U.S. Transportation Command-directed earthquake-response scenario. The 689th is joining with the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group to stand up and operate a Joint Task Force-Port Opening through Aug. 9. The JTF-PO, which combines an Air Force Aerial Port of Debarkation with an Army trucking and distribution unit, ensures the smooth flow of relief supplies into affected areas by airlift and coordinates final distribution over land. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

PHOTO BY: Maj. Dale Greer
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