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Members of the March Air Reserve Base 56th Aerial Port Squadron, deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, use a 60K Aircraft Loader to load a Russian IL-76 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo) 50th & 56th Aerial Port Squadrons support OIF and OEF during sister
The halfway point is near for March's two Aerial Port Squadrons (APSs) that deployed in waves beginning in April. The 50th APS is deployed to Kirkuk Air Base in Iraq and the 56th APS, in their first deployment as a unit, is deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. "This is bigger than just a small little contingent going out and doing a mission;
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2009
KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq – Staff Sgt. Jesus Aguilar, 506th Expeditionary Logistics Squadron Aerial Port Squadron ramp commander, pushes one of five cargo pallets loaded with relief supplies on to a 60K loader from a Turkish C-130 here June 22. Sergeant Aguilar was one of almost 20 ELRS Airmen involved in the download of 12 tons of supplies including 90 blankets, 400 tents, kitchen equipment, food and more. ELRS aerial porters also helped reconfigure the airplane to carry the 11 patients, who were victims of a June 20 suicide truck bombing in Taza District south of Kirkuk city. More than 80 people were killed and 250 injured in the blast. Sergeant Aguilar is a native of Riverside, Calif., and is deployed here from the 50th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Master Sgt. Michael Land) Coalition Forces, Kirkuk officials partner to care for bombing victims
Staff Sgt. Jesus Aguilar, 506th Expeditionary Logistics Squadron Aerial Port Squadron ramp commander, pushes one of five cargo pallets loaded with relief supplies on to a 60K loader from a Turkish C-130 here June 22. Sergeant Aguilar was one of almost 20 ELRS Airmen involved in the download of 12 tons of supplies including 90 blankets, 400 tents,
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2009
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