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Delaware Air Guard prepares for Saturday tornado exercise, and Sunday large formation flight

C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the ANG Base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the ANG Base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Master Sgts. Jeffery Dillon and Andrew Vierzba of the 166th Maintenance Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard maintain instruments aboard a C-130 aircraft at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the ANG Base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Master Sgts. Jeffery Dillon and Andrew Vierzba of the 166th Maintenance Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard maintain instruments aboard a C-130 aircraft at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the ANG Base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Master Sgt. Jeffery Dillon of the 166th Maintenance Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, maintains instruments aboard a C-130 aircraft at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Master Sgt. Jeffery Dillon of the 166th Maintenance Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, maintains instruments aboard a C-130 aircraft at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Three Airmen of the 166th Maintenance Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015, perform elevator boost pack maintenance on a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Three Airmen of the 166th Maintenance Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015, perform elevator boost pack maintenance on a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Senior Airman David Dower and Airman 1st Class Andrew Machalik of the 166th Maintenance Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard perform elevator boost pack maintenance on a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the ANG Base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Senior Airman David Dower and Airman 1st Class Andrew Machalik of the 166th Maintenance Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard perform elevator boost pack maintenance on a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft at the New Castle ANG Base, Del., April 10, 2015. The aircraft will be flown April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise when Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County. Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the ANG Base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. Separate from the exercise, on April 12, six C-130s will participate in the largest formation flown by the wing since departing for Southwest Asia in March 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Airman 1st Class Destinee Capponi of the 166th Medical Group, Delaware Air National Guard, sets up transport litters inside a Enroute Patient Staging System tent April 10, 2015 at the New Castle ANG Base, Del.  The work is preparation for use April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise. Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County, and Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Airman 1st Class Destinee Capponi of the 166th Medical Group, Delaware Air National Guard, sets up transport litters inside a Enroute Patient Staging System tent April 10, 2015 at the New Castle ANG Base, Del. The work is preparation for use April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise. Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County, and Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Airman 1st Class Jennifer Jackson and Airman Destinee Capponi, 166th Medical Group, Delaware Air National Guard, move a mannequin aboard a litter to place inside a Enroute Patient Staging System tent April 10, 2015 at the New Castle ANG Base, Del. The work is in preparation for use on April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise. Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County, and Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Airman 1st Class Jennifer Jackson and Airman Destinee Capponi, 166th Medical Group, Delaware Air National Guard, move a mannequin aboard a litter to place inside a Enroute Patient Staging System tent April 10, 2015 at the New Castle ANG Base, Del. The work is in preparation for use on April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise. Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County, and Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Airman 1st Class Jennifer Jackson and Airman Destinee Capponi, 166th Medical Group, Delaware Air National Guard, move a mannequin aboard a litter to place inside a Enroute Patient Staging System tent April 10, 2015 at the New Castle ANG Base, Del. The work is in preparation for use on April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise. Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County, and Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)
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Airman 1st Class Jennifer Jackson and Airman Destinee Capponi, 166th Medical Group, Delaware Air National Guard, move a mannequin aboard a litter to place inside a Enroute Patient Staging System tent April 10, 2015 at the New Castle ANG Base, Del. The work is in preparation for use on April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise. Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County, and Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)

Airman 1st Class Jennifer Jackson and Airman Destinee Capponi, 166th Medical Group, Delaware Air National Guard, move a mannequin aboard a litter to place inside a Enroute Patient Staging System tent April 10, 2015 at the New Castle ANG Base, Del. The work is in preparation for use on April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise. Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County, and Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)
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Airman 1st Class Jennifer Jackson and Airman Destinee Capponi, 166th Medical Group, Delaware Air National Guard, move a mannequin aboard a litter to place inside a Enroute Patient Staging System tent April 10, 2015 at the New Castle ANG Base, Del. The work is in preparation for use on April 11 during Operation Cyclone, a Delaware National Guard joint training exercise. Airmen and Soldiers will respond to a simulated tornado that has swept through New Castle County, and Army Black Hawk helicopters will evacuate simulated wounded personnel to the air base, with patients loaded onto C-130s for aerial evacuation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Michaels)