Staff Sgt. Peter Dean, 107th Airlift Wing (Released)
MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.--Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Obrochta 107th Airlift Wing C-130 load master, ensures that a pallet of water bottles destined for delivery to Haiti are secure during a relief mission executed on Monday, Feb. 8.
The New York Air National Guard crew delivered 18,270 water bottles to Haiti during this mission.
"Everything needs to be secured for flight." said Obrochta. "If it is not bolted down, it gets strapped down" he added.
The 107th has provided crews along with aircraft for the transportation of supplies into and evacuees out of Haiti since four days after the earthquake hit.
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Observer -- Wed, 23 Jul 2014
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