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Flying units still delivering during pandemic

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  • By 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas Since March 1, the 68th and the 356th Airlift Squadrons, part of the 433rd Airlift Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, have supported the COVID-19 crisis in New York and continued to train aircrew members here.

The 68th AS departed JBSA-Lackland April 6 with nine 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron personnel, then the C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft went on to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, to pick up to additional medical personnel.

The Reserve Citizen Airmen, along with 4,000 pounds of cargo was delivered to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to battle the COVID-19 crisis just days ahead of the peak outbreak.

The 356th AS has also continued training aircrew students on C-5M Super Galaxy operations. They have graduated eight pilot, six flight engineer, and six loadmaster classes during this pandemic.

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