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Travis AFB to deliver more life-saving COVID-19 assistance to India

A large military vehicle is seen carrying a bunch of pallets and a colorful sky lights up behind it.

Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron load pallets holding lifesaving COVID-19 supplies onto a C-5M Super Galaxy, April 30, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

An Airmen walks towards the back of a large grey military aircraft full of pallets with USAID signs on them.

Airman 1st Class Anthony Chavez, 60th Aerial Port Squadron ramp services specialist, inspects pallets holding lifesaving COVID-19 supplies on a C-5M Super Galaxy outbound to India, April 30, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

The inside view of an extremely large military aircraft full of pallets.

Pallets holding lifesaving COVID-19 supplies loaded by Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron sit on a C-5M Super Galaxy outbound to India, April 30, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

Airmen move pallets inside a large military aircraft.

Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron load pallets holding lifesaving COVID-19 supplies onto a C-5M Super Galaxy, April 30, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

Airmen move pallets inside a large military aircraft.

Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron load pallets holding lifesaving COVID-19 supplies onto a C-5M Super Galaxy, April 30, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

Airmen move pallets inside a large military aircraft.

Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron load pallets holding lifesaving COVID-19 supplies onto a C-5M Super Galaxy, April 30, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

Airmen move pallets inside a large military aircraft.

Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron load pallets holding lifesaving COVID-19 supplies onto a C-5M Super Galaxy, April 30, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A sign reading USAID is attached to a pallet.

Pallets holding lifesaving COVID-19 supplies loaded by Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron sit on a C-5M Super Galaxy outbound to India, April 30, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A C-5M Super Galaxy carrying COVID supplies takes off April 28, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The C-5M carried 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N-95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostics kits.

A large open photo of a semi-truck with many pallets of boxes on the back.
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Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron unload N95 masks from a semi-truck April 28, 2021, at the APS Warehouse on Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, generously donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A man moves boxes from a truck to a pallet.
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Tim Reed, California Office of Emergency Services coordinator, unloads oxygen regulators April 28, 2021, in the APS Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, generously donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A woman and a man are seen talking in a large warehouse.
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U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Cori Flanagan, left, 60th Aerial Port Squadron traffic management inbound cargo supervisor, and John Buchanan, 60th APS civilian operations officer, discuss procedures for moving lifesaving oxygen equipment April 27, 2021, in the APS Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, generously donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A forklift is seen driving through a large warehouse.
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Senior Airman Ryan King, 60th Aerial Port Squadron cargo assistant supervisor, carries a pallet of oxygen cylinders April 28, 2021, in the APS Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

Airmen in uniform place a giant tarp over a giant stack of pallets.
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Airman 1st Class Jacob Thomas-Keohen, 60th Aerial Port Squadron cargo operations specialist, puts tarp over oxygen cylinders April 28, 2021, in the 60th APS Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, generously donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)

A pallet full of oxygen cylinders.
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Oxygen cylinders sit in the 60th Aerial Port Squadron Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2021. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)

A man is seen securing straps to oxygen cylinders to a pallet.
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Airman 1st Class Remington Manning, 921st Contingency Response Squadron air transportation specialist, secures oxygen cylinders to a pallet April 28, 2021, in the APS Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A man and woman walk down a long triangular-shaped hall.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin Dougherty, left, 60th Aerial Port Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of cargo operations, and Staff. Sgt. Austin Rozelle-Murphy, 60th APS port indoctrination instructor, walk the mechanized material handling system after quality-control checking lifesaving oxygen equipment secured to pallets April 28, 2021, in the APS Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

Pallets of oxygen cylinders and other COVID-19 supplies sit in a C-5M Super Galaxy.
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Oxygen cylinders and other COVID-19 supplies sit in a C-5M Super Galaxy at Travis Air Force Base, California, April 28, 2021. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)

A sign is being placed on a pallet and the sign says "USAID, from the American people."
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Airman 1st Class Sarah Cramer, 60th Aerial Port Squadron passenger services technician, secures a U.S. Agency for International Development sign to a pallet holding lifesaving oxygen equipment April 28, 2021, in the APS Warehouse at Travis Air Force Base, California. The United States government, through the USAID, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits, will be transported to India aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

A very very large grey aircraft is seen taking off.
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A C-5M Super Galaxy carrying critical medical supplies takes off April 28, 2021, from Travis Air Force Base, California, for a non-stop flight to India. The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation consisted of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N-95 masks and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cameron Otte)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 60th Air Mobility Wing is preparing to send two more aircraft loaded with critical COVID-19 medical supplies to India to help front-line medical workers combat the recent spread of COVID-19 in that country.


“This is what my troops train for: to represent the United States of America in a humanitarian crisis or a national defense contingency,” said John Buchanan, 60th Aerial Port Squadron Civilian Operations Officer.


On April 28, a C-5M Super Galaxy and a C-17 Globemaster III left Travis AFB carrying the initial shipments of more than $100 million in medical supplies the U.S. government is donating to India through the U.S. Agency for International Development. Those flights contained multiple pallets of oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits. Both aircraft landed Friday, April 30 (India Standard Time). Two additional aircraft are projected to depart the base for India later today, carrying similar supplies. The total assistance package will include oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, oxygen generation units, personnel protective equipment, rapid diagnostic tests and therapeutics, as well as vaccine manufacturing supplies.


“Right now, this is the number one mission for Travis,” said Buchanan. “Thousands and thousands of people need help. It’s about the bigger picture.”


For imagery and B-roll from Travis AFB use the following URL:
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6621019/travis-delivers-covid-supplies-india
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6621138/travis-afb-delivering-life-saving-covid-aid-india
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6621229/travis-delivers-covid-supplies-india
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6620418/travis-delivers-covid-supplies-india


https://youtu.be/u1iBtxq2UhE 


Contact the 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs office for any additional information. They can be reached at (707) 424-2011 or by emailing 60amwpa@us.af.mil.


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About Travis Air Force Base: Travis is comprised of our host unit, the 60th Air Mobility Wing, along with the 621st Contingency Response Wing, the 349th Air Mobility Wing and more than 50 partner organizations, with more than 26,000 Travis active duty, reservists and civilian employees assigned. The 60th Air Mobility Wing is the largest air mobility organization in the Air Force with a versatile fleet of C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III cargo and KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft. As the host unit of Travis Air Force Base, the wing controls more than $11 billion in total resources and handles more cargo and passengers than any other military air terminal in the United States. Travis is the West Coast terminal for aeromedical evacuation aircraft returning sick or injured patients from the Pacific area. For more information, go to www.travis.af.mil.

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