November 18, 2005
Release Number: 05-11-86
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. CENTAF PROVIDES PAKISTAN AID
SOUTHWEST ASIA — The U.S. Air Force continued to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting much-needed supplies into the devastated region November 11-18.
Five U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules, four C-17 Globemasters, two contracted B-747s, one contracted B-757 and one contracted AN-124 Condor flew in more than 750,000 pounds of medical equipment, food, blankets, tents, trailers, cargo trucks, vehicle parts and aircraft supplies in response to requests from Pakistan’s government.
To date, the U.S. Air Force has airlifted over eight million pounds of relief supplies on 1,241 pallets to Pakistan using 36 C-17 Globemasters, 34 C-130 Hercules and 37 various contracted aircraft.
Our Airmen in vital support roles continue to assist with humanitarian efforts in Pakistan as long as required.
For more information contact U.S. Central Command Air Forces Forward Public Affairs by commercially connecting through 011-974-458-9555 to DSN: 436-4381/4014/4379 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.