Flood Relief Command Center

Major Walter Weaver, center on phone, supervises relief efforts from his command center at Maxwell Field (now Maxwell Air Force Base) in March 1929 following a massive storm that caused widespread flooding in the region. Pilots from Maxwell surveyed flooded areas and air-dropped supplies to stricken communities between March 14-20, among the first such efforts ever taken by the military in response to a disaster.

Courtesy of Air University, Office of History