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April 10, 2020

97 LRS continues to support sole C-17 airdrop training mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Altus Air Force Base website — A typical day for an air transportation specialist assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron includes precisely packaging 64 feet of parachute, securing two tons of material onto a handmade pallet while safely executing its transportation aboard the world’s most flexible cargo aircraft, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. 

Nov. 23, 2018

C-130 aircrew exercises combat airdrop capability

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — From food and water to ammunition and equipment, ground forces in the region receive critical assets thanks to C-130 Hercules aircrews like those from the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron stationed here.

Sept. 25, 2017

U.S. Air Force, Army partnership feeds the warfighter

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing plays a major logistical role in delivering critical supplies to the frontlines in the war against ISIS. One of the ways the 386th AEW supports the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve mission is by conducting airdrops to move supplies downrange.

June 15, 2017

Rigging the Sustainment Game

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Central website — While the parachute riggers of the Army Reserve’s 824th Quartermaster Company may not include packing parachutes for Soldiers to jump out of perfectly good airplanes, the supplies and equipment they prepare for aerial delivery are no less vital to the survival of Soldiers.