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RA-96019

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Always action-packed! Fantastic to see 2 Globemaster IIIs at the base.
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Kiwiana-Flyer

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WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Truly great stuff here. Love the pics with the C17s mate.
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Over Evie a pair of Merlin helicopters slowly descend having sought ATC clearance and both with underslung cargo
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The Merlins, otherwise known as AugustaWestland 101s were well suited for this sort of lift operation
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With most of the Caribbean still without electricity after the hurricanes, power supply was essential for the recovery effort
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The choppers bring in the first set of four 1500kw Hyundai Power Generators
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These generators would help bring vital electricity to rural areas across the Virgin Islands
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Areas in Puerto Rico affected by the most recent Hurricane Maria would also benefit from these generator plants
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The hardware was charitably donated by Evie's main sub contractor electrical supplier SR Ltd. The Merlins' carefully approach the landing zone
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The lead chopper was provided by the Italian Navy
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The
other in olive green livery by the Royal Air Force
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On the ground troops had already started to load cargo
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Cranes, Forklifts and other trailers were put to use
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Even good old fashion elbow power was being used as soldiers carried some of the smaller gear on board the C-17s
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It was a very busy scene of activities as the Relief Effort Supervisor coordinated events
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Propane tanks and Diesel drums were loaded together with other supplies
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As all of this is unfolding just then...an almighty roar...

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Really great shots of the Merlins flying. They look like they're just floating there.
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Fantastic shots of the flying Merlins. Great writing and story. Wonderful skill!
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Fantastic shots of the flying Merlins. Great writing and story. Wonderful skill!



what he said!!! summed it up ,perfectly![smile][smile][smile][smile][smile][smile][smile]

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Thanks for the great comments guys. This post ends this short mini-story. Several new shorts are in the planning stages so more to follow on this thread from Evie shortly. I too enjoyed doing this one especially as it related to real life events that affected so many.

The roar came from a group of incoming General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons
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These were Evie’s primary respondents recommencing their QRA operations
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They touched down amidst the ongoing relief operation activities
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Meanwhile at the relief site, Forklifts tackled the larger cargo crates
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The Merlins make a return drop of the remaining two Power generators before finally taking off again
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Forklifts on the ground waste no time loading the power generators onto trailers
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Ground vehicles manoeuvre these heavy machines with great care onto the second C-17
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These are the last of the main loading activities. The site is almost cleared
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Once completed the vehicles are parked and the huge transports push back
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The relief effort crew watch on with a sense of pride and achievement
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They are cleared for take off
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The two C-17s are very shortly over the Atlantic heading south to the Hurricane ravagged Caribbean islands and southern U.S.A with relief cargo that would make a major difference to people’s lives
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This post ends this mini story but I hope it helped maintain our focus and thoughts on the plight of many that suffered and are still suffering today and possibly for weeks, months and years to come. 
They remain in our thoughts and we wish them all the very best.

 

Over the following weeks, a growing concern for NATO was Russia. A call came through to Evie Air Base to step up all relevant counter-measures...

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Great writing, again! It's nice to see real-life based event is used as the subject. Can't wait for more pics from you.
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Another great one! I see you're already off to the next subject.
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GREAT work again. keep it going..........................[cool]
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Great story board and ending!  Watching for your next one
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This was a great series of photos. Glad to be able to catch up on such an amazing thread. 
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Thanks for all the great responses guys. I too am enjoying this creation very much. You may notice a slow things down in posts a little though as I have recently started a new job which is consuming most of my down time. Whenever I can grab some spare time I will continue here.



Following the initial notification calls, a formalised communication memo was sent through to Evie Air Base. Evie Commanders opened up the document to view its contents:

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From: Supreme Allied Commander Europe                                                             To: All Joint Force Commands
                                                                                                                                                 NATO Airborne Early Warning Force     
                                                                                                                                                 Allied Command Transformation (ACT)
                                                                                                                                                 NATO Communica
tions & Information            
                                                                                                                                                 
All NATO Air Bases

15/10/2017

NATO OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTIVE 002/451/1A

There is an arc of insecurity and instability along NATO's periphery and member state borders. The Alliance faces a range of security challenges and threats that originate both from the Far East, Middle East and from Russia; from state and non-state actors; from military forces and from terrorist, cyber, or hybrid attacks.

The foremost of these is Russia's destabilising actions and policies include the deliberate destabilisation of eastern Ukraine; large-scale snap military exercises contrary to the spirit of the Vienna Document; rovocative military activities near NATO borders, including in the Baltic and Black Sea regions and the Eastern Mediterranean; and the repeated violation of NATO Allied airspace by Russian Air Forces

All of these causing regional instability, fundamentally challenge the Alliance, damaging Euro-Atlantic security, and threatening our long-standing goal of member nations remaining whole, free, and at peace. All NATO command bases are instructed to step up air surveillance and extend counter operations to hamper continued Russian incursions of our Allied airspace. Utilise all available primary and secondary assets to implement this increased campaign, effective immediately.

Official Memo Authorised By:

 

NATO Supreme Allied Commander (Europe)                        

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Mate great story thus far. Those C17s a real beauty.
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A rather ominous memo. I sense things could get worse. 




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