C-17 Globemaster III Air Drop

01/02/2011 – This slideshow highlights an airdrop operation of the C-17 in support of Afghan operations.

Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs 12/9/10

  • The first photo shows he drop zone is marked and forty bundles of fuel fly out the back of a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, on target during an air drop mission over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Dec. 8.
  • The second and third photos show forty bundles of fuel fly out the back of a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron.
  • The fourth photo shows U.S. Army riggers assigned to the 11th Quarter Master, Fort Bragg, N.C., rig up all the bundles of fuel aboard a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prior to an air drop in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Dec. 8, 2010.
  • The fifth photo shows forty bundles of fuel line the cargo area of a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron.
  • The sixth photo shows bundles of water glow in the red lights on a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron minutes before shooting out the back of the aircraft during an air drop in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Dec. 8, 2010.
  • The final photo shows U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Scripture, a Globemaster III loadmaster assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, signalling in the k-loader during cargo upload prior to air drop mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Dec. 8, 2010. The 816th EAS is currently deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.


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