435th CRG conducts airfield assessment

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A six-person team from the 435th Contingency Response Group began airfield assessments in Mozambique Tuesday in preparation for the arrival of military aircraft and disaster relief.

The 435th CRG, based out of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, sent approximately 39 additional Airmen to act as a distribution hub once supplies start coming in. This team will provide 24-hour support operations that enable our partner agencies to distribute food, medical supplies and other relief materials in support of crisis response efforts after Cyclone Idai.

 “We’re specifically designed for these missions. We have the right team composition, equipment, and specialty training to rapidly open and operate expeditionary airfields in a broad spectrum of environments” said Lt. Col. Brady Vaira, 435th CRG deputy commander. “Our Airmen are motivated to partner with all the agencies that are providing support to help out people in need.”

The 435th CRG is supporting the USAID-led comprehensive U.S. Government and international humanitarian assistance in support of the government of the Republic of Mozambique.

These humanitarian relief efforts demonstrate a commitment to the African nations and international community.

For additional information about Air Forces Africa support to the USAID-led disaster relief effort, please contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Force Africa public affairs at +49 (0) 6371-47-6558 or email at usafepao.pao@us.af.mil.