Picking Up A Dolphin

Posted 8 May 2012
Photo by Maj. Tim Wade

A C-5A Galaxy crew from the 433rd Airlift Wing, the Air Force Reserve Command unit at JB San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, transported a US Coast Guard HH-65C Dolphin helicopter back to the United States from Cairns, Australia, on 6-8 May 2012. The USCG Deployable Operations Group requested airlift support for a crew from CGAS North Bend, Oregon, assigned to the cutter USCG Waesche (WMSL-751). The Dolphin crew was providing fishery law enforcement near the American territories in the southwest Pacific. After a stop at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, the C-5A crew unloaded the helicopter at Travis AFB, California. The Coast Guard team then used ground transportation to get the partially disassembled helicopter back to Oregon.

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