Airmen from 910th return from Puerto Rico mission today


VIENNA — A team of reserve citizen airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing is scheduled to return from a 10-day mission in support of Puerto Rico relief efforts at 10 a.m. today.

During the mission, the crew moved 61,000 pounds of cargo, 86 passengers and a border collie.

The team is the second from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station to assist with Puerto Rico relief efforts and responded on short notice to use the unit’s tactical airlift capabilities to transport the cargo and personnel.

Their duties included transporting pallets of cargo onto the island via C-130 where the cargo was transferred to other agencies to be broken down and flown inland via helicopter.

The crew also transported military personnel to the island to support relief efforts on the ground.

A new team is scheduled to depart later today to continue support operations.

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