Sunday, January 24, 2010

Haiti Airport

The Haiti earthquake and its aftermath is a terrible thing, but what amazes me are the complaints of the French and other about how the airfield is being operated.
The day after the earthquake two MC-130H Combat Talon II and one MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft from the USAF 1st Special Operations Wing landed at the heavily damaged airport. These aircraft brought in Combat Control, Pararescue, Security Forces, and communication specialist airmen and allowed the airport according to Col Buck Elton to begin receiving aircraft 28 minutes after their arrival. Since then over 600 relief flight have been handled at a facility the was averaging only three flights a day.
Instead of complaining maybe the MSM should do an in-depth story on these Airman and their ability to bring stability out of chaos to bring the relief to the people who are suffering.

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