Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Donna Davis, Task Force Poseidon Public Affairs
Task Force Atlas's "Red Ball Express" is one of a few small commuter planes shuttling Troops and parts across Regional Command-East in eastern Afghanistan, for the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. By using the plane instead of combat helicopters to shuttle parts between the brigade's five task force locations, they've reduced delivery time for critical parts from more than two days to just 17 hours. The Red Ball Express has moved more than 200 tons of cargo since beginning operations in November 2011.