Patriot Hook Exercise

4/27/11 Patriot Hook is an annual Air Force Reserve Tanker Airlift Control Element exercise simulating a joint force response to a natural disaster in a forward deployed location. The exercise deploys three TALCE units and brings together units of the Air Force Reserve, Navy, Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies.

Credit: 4th Combat Camera Squadron:4/14/11

  • In the first photo, U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel, unload an 11 meter naval special warfare rigid inflatable boat at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente, Calif., April 14, 2011, in support of Patriot Hook 2011.
  • In the second photo, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Pawel Rhater, 452nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, marshals a C-17 Globemaster III in to it’s parking spot at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente, Calif., April 14, 2011, in support of Patriot Hook 2011.
  • In the final two photos,U.S. Air Force airmen from the 452nd Airlift Control Flight prepare to unload a mobile communications trailer from a C-17 Globemaster III at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Calif., April 13, 2011, in support of Patriot Hook 2011

"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking."

—General George Patton Jr.

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