Kentucky, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and New Hampshire ‘Push Tin’ in Port-au-Prince

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti–The Kentucky Air National Guard links up with the 260th Air Traffic Control Squadron garrisoned at the New Hampshire Pease Air National Guard Base. The 260th ATCS is the lead squadron with elements from the 245th ATCS out of South Carolina, the 248th ATCS out of Mississippi, and the 258th ATCS out of Pennsylvania. These Air National Guardsmen currently control all the aircraft — fixed wing and helicopters — that come into Haiti’s Port-au-Prince airport. This unit routinely controls over 200 planes and 300 helicopters over a 24 hour period; with only one air strip.

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