by Sgt.1st Class Tyrone C. Williams Jr.
American Forces Press Service
5/25/2012 - WASHINGTON (AFPS) -- The U.S. military has provided emergency medical aid to Yemen that's being used to help treat Yemeni soldiers and others who'd been wounded in a May 21 terrorist suicide bombing attack in the country's capital, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today.
A U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft yesterday delivered more than 13,000 pounds of emergency medical supplies to Sanaa, Yemen's capital city, Little said. More than 300 people, he added, were killed or injured in the attack.
"U.S. Air Forces Central, part of U.S. Central Command, organized the delivery of supplies in coordination with the State Department," Little said. "The supplies include bandages, sutures, medication, intravenous fluids and litters, and will be distributed by the Yemeni government to hospitals."
U.S. officials have condemned the attack. Earlier this week, Little told reporters the attack in Yemen "bears all the hallmarks of having been planned and carried out by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula."
5/30/2012 4:46:19 AM ET Wow a news article about C-130s just doing what they do and have been doing for decades. If they had sent a C-17 there would have been pictures a much longer article and the crew would have all gotten DFCs.