PA-001-20 | Aug. 21, 2018
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September 21, 2018
Contact: Maj. Will Phillips
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
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The Arkansas Guard Remains Involved in Hurricane Relief Efforts
~ 188th Wing UPAD continues to deliver Hurricane Florence support
WHO: The Arkansas National Guard’s 188th Wing
WHAT: continues to provide support to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
WHEN: missions began September 13, 2018 and are currently ongoing.
WHERE: Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Ark.
WHY: Since September 13, the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 188th Wing Unclassified Processing, Assessment and Dissemination (UPAD) has provided critical information and analysis to aid Hurricane Florence relief efforts in both North and South Carolina.
The 188th Wing’s UPAD allows Airmen to rapidly analyze imagery from a variety of platforms, including satellites as well as manned or unmanned aircraft, and distribute tailored reports to meet mission requirements.
The 188th Wing’s UPAD is one of five sites across the Air National Guard that have been activated in response to the storm, and was the first to volunteer its capabilities. The analysts have produced over 360 products used by agencies on the ground to evaluate potential threats since operations began, including the closure of Interstate 40 in North Carolina.
The UPAD previously activated in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in September 2017. 188th Airmen supplied more than 2800 information products
News story and photos: HYPERLINK "https://www.188wg.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1641614/188th-wing-upad-continues-to-deliver-hurricane-florence-support/" https://www.188wg.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1641614/188th-wing-upad-continues-to-deliver-hurricane-florence-support/
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