HIANG delivers airlift support

Members of the Hawaii Air National Guard depart Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Germany on a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Swift Response 18, June 2. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier

154th Wing Public Affairs

More than 50 Airmen, including members of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG), and civilians traveled to Ramstein Air Base, Germany to participate in a Global Response Force led multinational exercise, known as Swift Response 18 (SR18).

SR18 features airborne exercises, joint forcible entry personnel and equipment drops, air assault operations, a force buildup using a short takeoff and landing strip, and noncombatant evacuation operations with the teamwork of multinational forces.

Equipment and personnel were transported from Ramstein Air Base, Germany in order to establish an airfield. The exercise included approximately 2,300 participants from seven allied and partner nations that took place at locations in Poland, Latvia and Lithuania from June 7-15. Airlift enables multinational forces respond to crisis, through the delivery of personnel and equipment, at virtually any region in the world.

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