USAF delivers medical supplies to Ghana

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In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the 86th Airlift Wing delivered approximately 4,000 pounds of medical supplies to the government of Ghana April 24, 2020. The shipment included supplies provided by the Naval Medical Research Unit Three-Ghana Detachment that were previously stuck in Manchester, U.K. due to logistical delays.

The logistical operation was a combined effort of Airmen, Sailors, DoD Civilians, local nationals and contractors from U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, AFRICOM and Air Mobility command units that traversed 3,400 miles and utilized a C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, and a C-130J Super Hercules.

“A mission like this is why we’re here.  We are the gateway to the world,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark August, 86th Airlift Wing commander.  “When a big gray aircraft shows up with an American flag on the tail, that sends a message of hope, and our Airmen are proud to support our partners as we fight this invisible enemy together.”

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