Hurricane Irma – Search and Rescue

106th Rescue Wing provide rescue support to those effected by Hurrican Irma

While many of us were looking forward to a kickoff of the NFL season, the South was bracing for the impact of category 5, Hurricane Irma. Several members of the 106 Rescue Wing were already helping hundreds of American citizens evacuate to safety in Virgin Islands. Major Sean Boughal, Alex Triani (2017 National USLA Landline Champion) Mike Hartman and Sal Sferazza were evacuating people in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Marty Viera (2006 Regional USLA 2K Beach Run Champion) was down in Florida with other members of 106 Rescue Wing assisting various local and Federal agencies with SAR. (Search and Rescue).

Smith Point’s finest, as of Tuesday night (9/12/17) helped over 2100 Americans get to safety! Incredible work from our own Guardian Angels.

Members from the Department of State work with members from the 106th Rescue Wing to process evacuees from St. Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico.The New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, staging out of San Juan, Puerto Rico with the 156th Air Lift Wing provide rescue support to those in need on St. Maarten. The 106th brought two HC-130 King aircraft, three HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters, three zodiac boats and 124 Airmen required to carry out the mission.


September 13, 2017

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