Airmen with Air Force Reserve Command’s 514th Air Mobility Wing at JB McGuire, N.J., helped move 47,500 pounds of humanitarian supplies from Ohio to Santa Rita, Honduras, to help the residents there affected by flooding and mudslides. KC-10s assigned to McGuire carried the cargo from Ohio to the US East Coast in mid December during part of its trip to Central America. “Mission of Love,” a non-profit relief organization based in Austintown, Ohio, collected the supplies. The organization worked with the Air Force Reserve through the US government’s Denton program to get them down to Honduras. The Denton program allows civilian organizations to use military aircraft to transport humanitarian goods, such as clothing, food, medical, and educational supplies, agricultural equipment, and vehicles to countries in need. (Youngstown release)
An Air Force C-17 transport jet recently tested a new technology that could help aviators stay on course even if the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) that much of modern-day aviation relies on is compromised.