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Command and control teams stood up during Hurricane Matthew

The Patrick Air Force Base hurricane recovery team prepares to leave the installation and set up operations in an alternate location Oct. 5, 2016. The team is comprised of security forces, civil engineers, medical personnel and other specialties who can assess storm damages and provide subject matter expert recommendations immediately following the storm. Initially they were prepositioned at the 45th Space Wing's Malabar Annex until they relocated to Avon Park prior to Hurricane Matthew's arrival on the night of Oct. 6, 2016. Throughout the time the team is deployed they are in constant contact with the wing's command and control teams, “Silver Team” at Kennedy Space Center and its back up, "Blue Team" at a secure site in Orlando. Together, the wing teams ran 24-hour operations and monitored the storm track from the day prior to the arrival of Hurricane Matthew through recovery operations. The 45th SW returned to normal operations within three days following the storm. (Courtesy photo)

PHOTO BY: Chrissy Cuttita
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