By 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 18, 2020
Aircrew members in the 433rd Airlift Wing prepare a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, for a flight to carry a team of medical technicians mobilized to respond to the COVID-19 crisis April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past 48 hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
U.S. Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing’s 68th Airlift Squadron, offload cargo belonging to medical personnel who are supporting the residents of New York City in the fight against COVID-19, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 5, 2020. This deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses and respiratory technicians from Air Force Reserve units across the nation provided over the past forty-eight hours in support of COVID-19 response to take care of Americans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Evans)
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.