First Responder Delivery

Posted 13 June 2014
Photo by SSgt. Kelly Goonan

A C-5B Galaxy training mission doubled as a humanitarian relief effort for Reserve Airmen from the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover ARB, Massachusetts, on 10 June 2014. Thirteen Airmen delivered twenty-six tons of cargo to Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport in Nicaragua. This Denton Amendment mission delivered an Ambulance and two fire trucks on behalf of the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of America, Inc. This group is a humanitarian services organization implementing programs in both Wisconsin and Nicaragua. On average, three emergency vehicles are shipped to Nicaragua each year, as well as other necessary firefighter equipment such as boots, helmets, and air packs. The 1985 Denton Amendment makes possible the delivery of donated humanitarian relief on military aircraft with available space.

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