RAAF C-17 Helps Ferry Personnel and Supplies from Okinawa

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RAAF C-17 Helps Ferry Personnel and Supplies from Okinawa (0.45 mins)

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is working around the clock to help ferry personnel and supplies from Okinawa to the Japanese disaster zone as part of Operation Pacific Assist - the ADF component of the Australian Government's response to the earthquake and tsunami relief effort in Japan. Two RAAF air crews from Amberley's 36 Squadron are working in alternate shifts to fly their C-17 Globemaster III to Kadena air base in Okinawa, pick up members of the 15th Brigade of the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF), their vehicles and equipment, and fly them to the Japanese mainland to assist the disaster relief effort. The RAAF has also provided an eight-person Mobile Air Load Team (MALT) that specialises in preparing and arranging difficult or unfamiliar loads inside the C-17's cavernous interior. <a href="http://111.125.172.46/fotoweb/Grid.fwx?archiveId=5000&amp;search=20111724" target="_self"> Related Imagery</a>

Publish Date 18 Mar 2011
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Tags C-17 Globemaster Japan Earthquake Tsunami Okinawa OP Pacific Assist 1011531V
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