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An Air Force C-17A Globemaster III, 437th Airlift Wing (AW), Charleston AFB, South Carolina, prepares to depart Germany loaded with Tri-Wall Aerial Delivery System (TRIADS) containers. Air Force C-17's delivered Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDR) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM from Germany to Afghan refugees who massed inside the borders of Afghanistan. The C-17's carried more than 35,000 HDRs packed in 84 TRIAD boxes. Each box measures 80 inches tall and 48 inches square, containing 420 HDRs. The HDRs were delivered in a first of its kind, high-altitude airdrop. This is the first operational TRIAD delivery from a C-17 aircraft as well as the first combat airdrop mission...

An Air Force C-17A Globemaster III, 437th Airlift Wing (AW), Charleston AFB, South Carolina, prepares to depart Germany loaded with Tri-Wall Aerial Delivery System (TRIADS) containers. Air Force C-17's delivered Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDR) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM from Germany to Afghan refugees who massed inside the borders of Afghanistan. The C-17's carried more than 35,000 HDRs packed in 84 TRIAD boxes. Each box measures 80 inches tall and 48 inches square, containing 420 HDRs. The HDRs were delivered in a first of its kind, high-altitude airdrop. This is the first operational TRIAD delivery from a C-17 aircraft as well as the first combat airdrop mission...

 
 
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[Complete] Scene Caption: An Air Force C-17A Globemaster III, 437th Airlift Wing (AW), Charleston AFB, South Carolina, prepares to depart Germany loaded with Tri-Wall Aerial Delivery System (TRIADS) containers. Air Force C-17's delivered Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDR) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM from Germany to Afghan refugees who massed inside the borders of Afghanistan. The C-17's carried more than 35,000 HDRs packed in 84 TRIAD boxes. Each box measures 80 inches tall and 48 inches square, containing 420 HDRs. The HDRs were delivered in a first of its kind, high-altitude airdrop. This is the first operational TRIAD delivery from a C-17 aircraft as well as the first combat airdrop mission performed by the C-17.

Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM

Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU)

Scene Major Command Shown: UNDISCLOSED

Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Cary M. Humphries, USAF

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

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07/10/2001
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The U.S. National Archives
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