U.S. Air Force Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Michael OHalloran
Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh N.Y. 15 October 2007. Members of the 105 Logistics Readiness Squadron's Aerial Port and 137 Airlift Squadron Loadmasters loading Pre-positioned Equipment onto a C-5A Galaxy.
The 105th Airlift Wing in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Administration, Region II conducted a deployment exercise loading a C-5A Galaxy with FEMA's deployable Pre-positioned Equipment (PEP), which is used for protection, detection, decontamination, communications, and explosive ordnance disposal. The equipment is used in multiple environments and is specifically tailored to sustain and reconstitute local and state first responders sufficient for 72 hours of response and recovery.
This is the first time this equipment has ever been loaded onto an airframe.
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