Friday, April 14, 2017

TOP STORY >> 19th Airlift Wing supports Peru flood relief

At the request of the Government of Peru, two U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base flew to Lima, Peru, on April 4 to support ongoing U.S. disaster assistance to communities devastated by floods resulting from torrential rainfall in the country’s northern region.

The aircraft, from the 41st and 61st Airlift Squadrons, will support the transport of aid and personnel to areas impacted by the floods and will join the ongoing U.S. relief mission led by the U.S. Agency for International Development to help alleviate human suffering there. 

The Department of Defense has also donated $270,000 for the purchase of water purification systems, portable solar generators and water pumps distributed to affected areas. 

Little Rock AFB has a long history of supporting and executing humanitarian missions. Team Little Rock continues to play a vital role in providing relief to our southern neighbors during the aftermath of this overwhelming disaster.

(Courtesy of 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs.)

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