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An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster looks outside, into te nigt sky, before dropping is cargo of Tri-Wall Aerial Delivery System (TRIADS) loaded wit Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDRs). Air Force C-17s delivered HDRs in Support of ENDURING FREEDOM from Germany to Afgan refugees wo ave massed inside te borders of Afganistan. Te C-17s carried over 35,000 HDRs packaged in 84 TRIAD boxes, measuring 80 inces tall and 48 by 48 inces square, eac filled wit 420 HDRs. Te HDRs were delivered in a first of its kind, ig altitude airdrop. Tis is te first operational TRIAD delivery from C-17 aircraft and te first combat airdrop mission performed by a C-17. In addition to te...

An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster looks outside, into te nigt sky, before dropping is cargo of Tri-Wall Aerial Delivery System (TRIADS) loaded wit Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDRs). Air Force C-17s delivered HDRs in Support of ENDURING FREEDOM from Germany to Afgan refugees wo ave massed inside te borders of Afganistan. Te C-17s carried over 35,000 HDRs packaged in 84 TRIAD boxes, measuring 80 inces tall and 48 by 48 inces square, eac filled wit 420 HDRs. Te HDRs were delivered in a first of its kind, ig altitude airdrop. Tis is te first operational TRIAD delivery from C-17 aircraft and te first combat airdrop mission performed by a C-17. In addition to te...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster looks outside, into the night sky, before dropping his cargo of Tri-Wall Aerial Delivery System (TRIADS) loaded with Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDRs). Air Force C-17s delivered HDRs in Support of ENDURING FREEDOM from Germany to Afghan refugees who have massed inside the borders of Afghanistan. The C-17s carried over 35,000 HDRs packaged in 84 TRIAD boxes, measuring 80 inches tall and 48 by 48 inches square, each filled with 420 HDRs. The HDRs were delivered in a first of its kind, high altitude airdrop. This is the first operational TRIAD delivery from C-17 aircraft and the first combat airdrop mission performed by a C-17. In addition to the humanitarian efforts, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The US is continuing its build up of forces in the region in case of a military response to the terrorist attacks. (Duplicate image, see also DFSD0317245 or search 011006F1644L028)

Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM

Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU)

Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Jeremy T. Lock, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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06/10/2001
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