HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

NOT ALL BATTLES REQUIRE AN ENEMY

01
AIR DELIVERIES

RELIEF FROM ABOVE

1.8 MILLION TONS

THE AMOUNT OF AID AIRDROPPED BY THE AIR FORCE DURING THE 1949 BERLIN AIRLIFT

The Air Force has the largest, most advanced fleet of aircraft in the world. And we put it to good use whenever, wherever there’s a humanitarian crisis. Through use of precision airdrops from 30,000 feet, we can deliver lifesaving supplies to those who need it most and do it faster than anyone else.

From food, water and medical supplies to heavy equipment, you’ll be responsible for securely packing cargo so that it can be transported safely to anywhere in the world.

02
CRITICAL CARE RESPONSE

CARING AT 30,000 FEET

130

THE NUMBER OF ECMO PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD OF WHICH THE AIR FORCE IS ONE.

If there is a medical emergency somewhere in the world, the Air Force’s Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCAT) will be there on a C-130 that has been converted into a flying ambulance. The Air Force also operates the only long-distance extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine in the world to provide cardiac and respiratory care.

Responsible for making life-and-death decisions, Critical Care Medicine physicians are trained to quickly treat critically ill or injured patients on the ground or in the air.

03
GOODWILL MISSIONS

HOPE KNOWS NO BORDERS

63 YEARS

HOW LONG AIRMEN STATIONED IN GUAM AND JAPAN HAVE BEEN DELIVERING SUPPLIES TO THE MICRONESIAN ISLANDS AS PART OF OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP

You don’t need an international conflict or a natural disaster to help others. All you need is the will and the resources. And the Air Force has plenty of both. All over the world, Airmen are putting their expertise to work saving lives and making a difference whether it’s delivering food, medical supplies or soccer balls.

Whether you specialize in architectural, electrical, mechanical or environmental engineering, you’ll have the opportunity to work on structures around the world.

04
GLOBAL FIREFIGHTING

INTO THE FIRE

5 SECONDS

THE TIME IT TAKES THE AIR FORCE’S MAFFS TO DISCHARGE 3,000 GALLONS OF WATER OR FIRE RETARDANT

When an out-of-control wildfire cannot be contained by local firefighters, they rely on the Air Force. Trained to fight all kinds of blazes, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves are primarily called on to fight land fires using C-130s that are specially equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS).

As a fire protection specialist, you’ll be trained to handle everything from brush fires to burning rocket fuel and occasionally be called upon to assist civilian fire departments.

05
RESCUE OPERATIONS

SAVING OTHERS IS OUR SPECIALTY

150

THE NUMBER OF FLIGHTS A DAY COMBAT CONTROLLERS LANDED IN HAITI

Every day highly trained Special Warfare Airmen put their lives at risk to save others. Within hours after a 7.0 earthquake devastated much of Haiti, a small Air Force team was on the ground and getting the main airport up and running using nothing more than a card table and handheld radios so aid could be flown in and delivered to those in need.

FAA-certified air traffic controllers that operate in remote and sometimes hostile areas, CCTs direct air power and are always fully prepared to go where they are needed.

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