Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Little Rock AFB hub for international Katrina aid
Air Force Links ^ | Sep 7, 2005 | unattributed

Posted on 09/07/2005 7:31:08 PM PDT by SandRat

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. (AFPN) -- The first international aid for Hurricane Katrina victims touched down in Arkansas on Sept. 5, and more international flights are on the way.

The base was tapped as the hub and clearinghouse for all international aid air shipments for Hurricane Katrina victims.

"Little Rock Air Force Base is proud to be participating in the relief effort for Hurricane Katrina," said Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Reheiser, 314th Airlift Wing commander. "Serving as the hub for international aid, Little Rock Air Force Base stands ready and able to take on the incoming relief supplies. Our Airmen have played a vital role in this process and are working hard to provide relief to our southern neighbors."

The base has already received more than 180 tons of cargo and is expected to receive an additional 250 tons in the next few days, officials said.

Contracted tractor-trailer drivers started driving the cargo to the Gulf Coast on Sept. 6.

Little Rock trains aircrews from all branches of the military and 28 allied nations on the C-130 Hercules aircraft.

"Our Airmen … continuously train to deliver people and supplies,” General Reheiser said. “This lifesaving effort is an excellent opportunity to put our training to use in helping the Americans displaced by Hurricane Katrina.”

Little Rock has been busy flying 25 C-130 relief support missions, sending 36 Airmen to support Joint Task Force-Katrina and delivering more than 45 tons of cargo for the hurricane relief effort.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Alabama; US: Arkansas; US: Florida; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: afb; hub; international; katrina; katrinaaid; littlerock; relief

1 posted on 09/07/2005 7:31:10 PM PDT by SandRat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SandRat

When the feds start routing things through Arkansas, I'm so relieved! at least I know that everything's on the up-and-up.

2 posted on 09/07/2005 7:49:36 PM PDT by Yeti
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Yeti
There are several good units in Arkansas. The goods will be delivered.
You might remember a Liberal-caused disaster in 1974-75 when thousands of Viet Namese had no place to go and they began new lives at Fort Chaffee.
3 posted on 09/07/2005 8:02:33 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Troubled by NOLA looting ? You ain't seen nothing yet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Eric in the Ozarks
remember a Liberal-caused disaster

If the Bushes and the Clintons only had two things in common, they'd have to be Mena and an admiring affection for *me*. Of course, there might be more than just those two things...

4 posted on 09/07/2005 8:12:52 PM PDT by Yeti
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Yeti

5 posted on 09/08/2005 2:19:27 PM PDT by MarshallDillon (PATRIOT !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson