• McChord role in Haiti relief grows

    MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The role of McChord Airmen in Haiti relief operations continued to grow Jan. 18 with the dispatch of a fourth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The aircraft departed for Pope Air Force Base, N.C, to take on specialized teams and relief supplies for immediate transport into Haiti’s Toussaint L’ Ouverture International Airport. Airmen were then to airlift evacuees back to the United States.

    McChord Airmen are contributing to the national effort to alleviate suffering and save lives in the Caribbean nation through efforts that began Jan. 16, when McChord Airmen operating from the U.S. east coast completed an initial mission into Haiti by midday.

    Jan. 17, McChord Airmen launched three C-17s to pick-up specialized teams and relief supplies from Langley AFB, Va., Pope AFB, N.C, and Charleston AFB, S.C., for rapid airlift to Haiti.

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