PACAF Sends Forces to Latest Quake Region

PACAF Sends Forces to Latest Quake Region: Pacific Air Forces has dispatched a pair of C-130s from the Pacific region’s one and only tactical airlift unit and 85 airmen to help provide relief to victims of the recent earthquake near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The airlifters and airmen were dispatched from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota AB, Japan, “within hours” of getting the tasking, Lt. Gen. David Deptula, commander of the Kenney Warfighting Headquarters at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. According to the newspaper, PACAF also has dispatched eight members of the 36th Contingency Response Group from Andersen AFB, Guam, to assess airfields in the stricken area. (Read In More Depth about other CRG operations.)