The Air Force’s emergency experts deployed to Tyndall AFB, Fla., to help coordinate Air Force response to Hurricane Wilma. Known as Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers, the cadre of experts provides command and control capabilities for any Air Force relief efforts in the days ahead. The EPLOs provide Air Force support—airmen, equipment, and supplies—to FEMA and state and local officials. During Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the service deployed 67 EPLOs to 18 local state and federal agencies.
July 1, 2022
The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine is highlighting new use-cases for ISR as well as the advantages of integrating a hybrid approach—multiple types of ISR imaging satellites—to capture a fuller picture of developing threats.