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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cargo planes from Hickam to deliver relief to Haiti

Advertiser Staff

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Three Hickam-based C-17 cargo planes like this one, seen in a 2007 file photo, will transport relief supplies to Haiti.

RICHARD AMBO | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Three C-17 cargo aircraft from Hickam Air Force Base are leaving today to transport relief supplies into Haiti, officials said.

The jet-engined aircraft belong to the active-duty 15th Airlift Wing, but the crews will be a combination of Air Force active duty and Hawaii Air National Guard personnel.
Some of the Hawaii-based C-17s are expected to stage in Charleston, S.C. for the missions into Haiti. The mission by the three aircraft is expected to last seven to 10 days.