LCADS Loaded On

Photo by SSgt. Chad Chisholm

US Air Force SSgts. Ryan Grubaugh (left) and Josue Balbas (right) load a low cost aerial delivery system, or LCADS, bundle into the cargo compartment of a C-130J Super Hercules at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on 16 July 2010. The Airmen are both aerial porters deployed to the 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. The C-130J is deployed from the 48th Airlift Squadron at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, and is assigned to the 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in theater. LCADS bundles are designed to provide supplies to remote forward operating bases in a timely, safe, and cost-efficient manner.

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