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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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October 29, 2005
Release Number: 05-10-101


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AIR FORCES SUPPORT PAKISTAN AID

SOUTHWEST ASIA — The United States Air Force continued to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting and airdropping much-needed supplies into the devastated region Friday and today.

Friday three U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters, one U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules and a contracted AN-124 Condor flew in more than 346,440 pounds of clothing, aircraft parts, cargo vehicles, and various supplies in response to requests from Pakistan’s government.

To date, the U.S. Air Force has airlifted more than four million pounds of relief supplies to Pakistan.

Today two U.S. Air Force C-130s airdropped more than 30,000 pounds of food and supplies near the Pakistani villages of Laij Copei and Batagram, bringing the total amount of airdropped supplies to 70,000 pounds.

The United States will continue to meet the challenges presented by weather, terrain, and sheer magnitude of this tragedy with technology, innovative planning and determination, in support of the people of Pakistan.

For more information contact US Central Command Air Forces Public Affairs at pao@auab.centaf.af.mil or connect commercially through 011-974-458-9555 to DSN: 436-4381.


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