Three Rs Delivery

Posted 18 September 2012
Photo by MSgt. Paul Gorman

An aircrew from the 39th Airlift Squadron at Dyess AFB, Texas, scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan on an aircraft tail-swap mission, transported more than 11,000 pounds of school books to Afghanistan on 18 September 2012. The Dyess aircrew flew to Charleston AFB, South Carolina, to pick up the books before continuing to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, for delivery. A private organization in Wisconsin organized the collection of books and expects some 3,000 Afghan children will benefit. The delivery was made under the Denton Program, a Secretary of Defense initiative that allows supplies furnished by a non-governmental source and intended for humanitarian assistance to be transported to any country without charge on a space-available basis.