Travis planes carry equipment in support of fire fighting effort
A 60k Tunner loader bearing a cargo of individual field rations pulls up to the cargo bay of a KC-10 Extender to be flown to Alaska to feed firefighters working to extinguish hundreds of blazes burning across the state, Travis AFB California, June 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Heide Couch/Released)
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — Aircraft from Travis Air Force Base transported food and equipment to Alaska over the weekend in support of the massive fire fighting effort there.
Three airplanes were involved in the four flights that carried fire fighting equipment and military ready-to-eat meals from Travis AFB to two Air Force bases in Alaska, according to Tech. Sgt. Patrick Harrower, of the Travis Public Affairs Office.
Two KC-10s were used to airlift the equipment and food to Elmendorf Air Force Base at Anchorage; while a C-5M delivered similar cargo to Eielson Air Force Base, which has a bigger runway, Harrower said. Eielson is near Fairbanks. Continue Reading