News>Special operations C-130s, Airmen provide disaster relief in Haiti
A MC-130H Combat Talon II similar to this one delivered relief supplies and special operations Airmen Jan. 13. 2010, from Hurlburt Field, Fla., to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti was stuck by a 7.0 earthquake Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo)
1/14/2010 - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) -- Airmen and C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Air Force Special Operations Command here landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the evening of Jan. 13 and are continuing to provide disaster relief to area ravaged by a 7.0 earthquake.
MC-130H Combat Talon IIs and a C-130 from the 1st Special Operations Wing transported generators, vehicles, fuel, food and water, and communications packages, as well as specialty teams like special operations medical units and special tactics teams.
The Airmen will continue to support requirements as additional aircraft like the MC-130Ps Combat Shadows are en route carrying people and equipment.
In addition, two MC-130W Combat Spears from the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., are positioned at Hurlburt Field for additional support requirements.