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Discover the efforts of civil and military organizations as they prepare and react to man-made and natural crises around the world in this giant-screen adventure.
Follow 4 first-responders to gain an understanding of the skills and efforts needed to provide life-saving assistances to individuals and communities.
• U.S. Air Force Captain Lauren Ross pilots a C-17, an effective tool for medical evacuations and large-scale rescue operations.
• Nevada National Guard Maj. Matt Jonkey and his helicopter team train to rescue a stranded hiker and deploy much-needed supplies in remote areas.
• Stephen Heicklen is a construction contractor and volunteer firefighter in New Jersey who also volunteered on a disaster response team deployed to Haiti that evacuated seriously injured residents in need of medical treatment.
• Commander Peter Crain of the Royal Canadian Navy was Captain of the HMCS Athabaskan. He and his crew provided invaluable assistance to the rescue efforts in Haiti.
Witness a call-to-action as these responders are deployed to aid those affected by natural and man-made disasters — moving troops, transporting supplies and food, providing medical treatment and rebuilding communities.
The Boeing CH-47D Chinook is a multi-mission helicopter, which is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. The Chinook is often used to transport artillery, troops and other cargo for the Army as well as provide disaster relief during crises like the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Visit the “Vertical Flight” exhibition to see a model of this historic and important vehicle.