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Special Ops C-130s, Teams Provide Disaster Relief

American Forces Press Service

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla., Jan. 14, 2010 – Airmen and C-130s from the Air Force Special Operations Command are continuing to provide disaster relief to the people of Haiti.

MC-130H Combat Talons and a C-130E Hercules from the 1st Special Operations Wing here landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, overnight and already have left the area for additional support taskings. The wing will continue to support requirements, as additional aircraft such as MC-130P Combat Shadows are en route carrying people and equipment.

In addition, two MC-130W Combat Spears from the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., are positioned here for additional support requirements. The aircraft are transporting equipment such as generators, vehicles, fuel, food and water, and communications packages, as well as specialty teams including special operations medical units and special tactics teams.

(From an Air Force Special Operations Command news release.)

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