Operation Handclasp

Posted 13 April 2012
Photo by MSgt. William Adkins

TSgt. Sarai Goldsberry and SrA Guy Martin Jr., two loadmasters with the 709th Airlift Squadron, the Air Force Reserve Command associate unit at Dover AFB, Delaware, await the next pallet to be loaded onto a C-5M at NAS Oceana on 13 April 2012. Nineteen Reservists from Dover filled the Super Galaxy’s cargo bay with thirty-four pallets of humanitarian goods, nearly filling the C-5M's maximum capacity. The three-day long humanitarian mission was in support of the US Navy's Project Handclasp, a program that accepts, and transports educational, humanitarian and goodwill material donated by America's private sector on a space-available basis for distribution to international recipients.

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