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910th Aerial Spray team celebrates Air Force B-Day with help from USO San Antonio

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Bart Elsea, mission commander for the 910th Airlift Wing Hurricane Harvey Mosquito Control Aerial Spray Mission, and Senior Airman Aaron Jenkins, an electrician assigned to the 910th Hurricane Harvey mosquito control aerial spray mission Aircraft Maintenance team, pause while cutting a cake to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Birthday at the Operations hangar at the Kelly Field Annex here, Sept. 18, 2017. The USO San Antonio presented the cake to a group of more than 90 Reserve Citizen Airmen, assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, supporting the 910th’s mosquito control aerial spray operations over areas of eastern Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Due to large amounts of standing, polluted water, the numbers of pest insects are increasing significantly. This situation is impacting first responders and recovery workers as clean-up and repair efforts continue. Since Sept. 9, 2017, the 910th has treated more than two million affected acres for mosquito control purposes at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Bob Barko
VIRIN: 170918-F-SN450-1002.JPG
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