PHOTOS: Joint Base MDL Sends 70,000 lbs of Equipment and Relief Supplies to Nepal

1The 305th Air Mobility Wing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst responded to the devastating earthquake in Nepal with aircraft and crews carrying humanitarian relief supplies into the area to aid in recovery efforts.

A C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft, flown by members of the 6th Airlift Squadron assigned to MDL flew down the road to Dover AFB and the 436th Airlift Wing to load approximately 70,000 pounds of equipment and relief supplies from the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team. The 69 members of the Fairfax County USAR team were also transported to Nepal on our C-17 aircraft.

“Just to add more MDL love to this amazing mission, one KC-10 Extender aircraft, operated by members of the 32d Air Refueling Squadron, provided inflight refueling to the C-17 and off-loaded fuel in support of recovery efforts,” said the Joint Base.

PHOTO 1 – Cover photo: A C-17 Globemaster III from the 6th Airlift Squadron, 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., takes off from Dover Air Force Base, Del., April 26, 2015. Members from Team Dover and the 6th AS loaded the aircraft with approximately 70,000 pounds of Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team equipment and supplies to assist them with Nepal humanitarian relief operations.

2PHOTO 2: Airmen from Dover AFB load a C-17 Globemaster III from the 6th Airlift Squadron, 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., with humanitarian relief supplies April 26, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Approximately 70,000 pounds of equipment and supplies from the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team are being sent to Nepal to aid them in their operations.

3PHOTO 3: Members of the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team board a C-17 Globemaster III from the 6th Airlift Squadron, 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 26, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The specially trained team and approximately 70,000 pounds of their supplies are being sent to Nepal to assist with humanitarian relief operations.

4PHOTO 4: Jennifer Massey, Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue K-9 search specialist, and her K-9, Phayu, board a C-17 Globemaster III from the 6th Airlift Squadron, 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 26, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Massey and Phayu are part of a 69-man search and rescue team deploying to Nepal to assist in humanitarian relief operations.

5PHOTO 5: Senior Airman Tavin Alford, 436th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation journeyman, loads a pallet of supplies and equipment from the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team onto a C-17 Globemaster III from the 6th Airlift Squadron, 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 26, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The supplies are being sent to Nepal to assist the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team in humanitarian relief operations after the country was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

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