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AF heads to Haiti for Matthew relief

More than 30 members of the 621st Contingency Response Wing aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. wait for equipment to be loaded on before takeoff on their way to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew, October 6, 2016. The CRW is supporting the government of Haiti's request for humanitarian assistance. Once on the ground, the CRW will provide assistance by facilitating the movement of humanitarian aid and cargo.

More than 30 members of the 621st Contingency Response Wing aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., wait for equipment to be loaded on before takeoff on their way to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in response to Hurricane Matthew Oct. 6, 2016. The 621st CRW is supporting the government of Haiti's request for humanitarian assistance. Once on the ground, the CRW will provide assistance by facilitating the movement of humanitarian aid and cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Martyn)

Airmen from the 6th Airlift Squadron and the 305th Aerial Port Squadron load a Humvee onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 6, 2016. Mission partners at JB MDL provided the 621st Contingency Response Wing with mobility support as they sent more than 30 Airmen to Haiti in support of disaster relief operations in response to Hurricane Matthew.

Airmen from the 6th Airlift Squadron and the 305th Aerial Port Squadron load a Humvee onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 6, 2016. Mission partners on base provided the 621st Contingency Response Wing with mobility support as they sent more than 30 Airmen to Haiti in support of disaster relief operations in response to Hurricane Matthew. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Martyn)

Loadmasters from the 6th Airlift Squadron and 305th Aerial Port Squadron secure an all-terrain vehicle on board a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 3, 2016. The aircraft, with personnel and equipment from the 621st Contingency Response Wing, is bound for Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew. The 621st Contingency Response Wing has units continuously on alert and ready to deploy anywhere in the world in support of emergency operations, such as hurricane relief, within 12 hours of notification.

Loadmasters from the 6th Airlift Squadron and 305th Aerial Port Squadron secure an all-terrain vehicle on board a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 3, 2016. The aircraft, with personnel and equipment from the 621st Contingency Response Wing, is bound for Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew. The 621st CRW has units continuously on alert and ready to deploy anywhere in the world in support of emergency operations, such as hurricane relief, within 12 hours of notification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Martyn)

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) -- A C-17 Globemaster III with personnel and equipment from the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, left for for Haiti Oct. 6 in response to Hurricane Matthew. The 621st CRW has units continuously on alert and ready to deploy anywhere in the world in support of emergency operations, such as hurricane relief, within 12 hours of notification.

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