AIR FORCE C-130 PLANES FERRY RELIEF SUPPLIES TO MARAWI CITY

08 June 2017

Two C-130 aircraft under the 220th Airlift Wing (AW) of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) brought relief supplies today for thousands of strife-affected residents of Marawi City.

These supplies were donated by private agencies such as the Du3te Cabinet Spouses Association, Inc, which were packed at the PAF Multipurpose Gymnasium, Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base.

Mobilization to deliver these relief goods started as early as 3 a.m. to ensure completion of a number of shuttles where minimum turn-around time was strictly observed.

These sorties are only some of the flight missions being scheduled while other sorties using another C-130 and C-295 aircraft were dedicated to bring reinforcements to designated areas. Flight missions such as these only bring forth the thought of being the Air Force’s first responder.

As of June 1, an infographic from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs showed that more than 100,000 citizens are displaced due to the crisis in Marawi City.

With these relief supplies, it is hoped that it can at least alleviate the difficult living conditions of the evacuees.

Immediately after the conflict broke out, all 220th AW aircraft were placed on alert to support the military operations.

Courtesy of 220th AW

 
 

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