Master Sgt. Eric Wilkins uses a steady eye to guide a pallet of supplies onto a C-130 Hercules Dec. 9. The Air Force is air-dropping tents, tarps and mosquito netting to flood refugees in eastern Kenya. Sergeant Wilkins is a loadmaster from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, deployed to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. After weeks of rain in Dadaab region in Kenya, camps housing about 160,000 Somali refugees who fled their country 14 years ago following an uprising were damaged and many crops were destoyed. The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa military officials monitoring the developments began Operation Unity Knight and sent an Air Force C-130 assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing based in Southwest Asia because the roads in the area were impassable.
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Stephen Staedler
November 2, 2012
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