A pair of C-130J Super Hercules crews from the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein AB, Germany, delivered the first load of relief supplies—cots, blankets, sleeping bags, and hygiene kits—to southeastern Turkey on 29 October 2011 to aid victims of an earthquake there. A later C-130J flight on 13 November delivered more than 28,000 pounds of supplies, which included 115 arctic tents, heaters, and empty fuel canisters provided by the Norwegian Defense Logistic Organization and Norwegian Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Stjordal, Norway. The Van region of Turkey suffered two separate earthquakes: a magnitude 7.2 quake on 23 October and a magnitude 5.7 tremor that occurred 9 November.
PHOTO BY MSGT. WAYNE CLARK