Combined effort rushes aid to Georgia

By Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)August 20, 2008

A C-130 crew with the Flight Logistic Squadron 54 located out of Naval Air Support Belle Chase in New Orleans, Louisiana, completes loading up their plane at the Pisa Airport with USAID humanitarian aid out of Camp Darby, Italy. They brought much needed aid to the people of Georgia on August 19.
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A C-130 crew with the Flight Logistic Squadron 54 located out of Naval Air Support Belle Chase in New Orleans, Louisiana, completes loading up their plane at the Pisa Airport with USAID humanitarian aid out of Camp Darby, Italy. They brought much needed aid to the people of Georgia on August 19. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Fruge, Flight Logistic Squadron 54 located out of Naval Air Support Belle Chase in New Orleans, Louisiana double checks the lock to make sure the USAID humanitarian aid bound for Georgia is secure.
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Fruge, Flight Logistic Squadron 54 located out of Naval Air Support Belle Chase in New Orleans, Louisiana double checks the lock to make sure the USAID humanitarian aid bound for Georgia is secure. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Payload master, Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Hubner, Flight Logistic Squadron 54, guides an Italian 46th Air Brigade Soldier driving a conveyor of humanitarian aid pallets into a C-130.  The two NATO allies worked closely together to get the aid loaded onto the bird and into the air towards Georgia.
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Payload master, Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Hubner, Flight Logistic Squadron 54, guides an Italian 46th Air Brigade Soldier driving a conveyor of humanitarian aid pallets into a C-130. The two NATO allies worked closely together to get the aid loaded onto the bird and into the air towards Georgia. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
(left to right) Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Hubner and Chief Petty Officer Sean Harper, Flight Logistic Squadron 54, check their calculations to ensure safety during a humanitarian aid airlift to Georgia.
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (left to right) Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Hubner and Chief Petty Officer Sean Harper, Flight Logistic Squadron 54, check their calculations to ensure safety during a humanitarian aid airlift to Georgia. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Italian Soldiers with the 46th Air Brigade, help prepare to transport pallets of USAID humanitarian aid to a C-130 at the Pisa Airport.
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Italian Soldiers with the 46th Air Brigade, help prepare to transport pallets of USAID humanitarian aid to a C-130 at the Pisa Airport. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Italian employees of the 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade on Camp Darby, Italy quickly load up wool blankets as part of a humanitarian aid package from U.S. Agency for International Development.
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Italian employees of the 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade on Camp Darby, Italy quickly load up wool blankets as part of a humanitarian aid package from U.S. Agency for International Development. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Navy forces with the Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 located on Naval Air Station Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia rush to get a C-9 loaded with humanitarian aid at the Pisa Airport near Camp Darby, Italy.
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Navy forces with the Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 located on Naval Air Station Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia rush to get a C-9 loaded with humanitarian aid at the Pisa Airport near Camp Darby, Italy. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Petty Officer 3rd Class Krzesinski, a naval reservist serving with Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 located on Naval Air Station Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, checks the cinches on a pallet of Humanitarian Aid being sent to the Republic of Georgia from Camp Darby, Italy.
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Petty Officer 3rd Class Krzesinski, a naval reservist serving with Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 located on Naval Air Station Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, checks the cinches on a pallet of Humanitarian Aid being sent to the Republic of Georgia from Camp Darby, Italy. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Petty Officer 1st Class Glen Turner (right) discusses reconfiguring a payload of humanitarian aid with a Carabinieri from Camp Darby and an
Italian Soldier assigned to the 46th Air Brigade while by on the Pisa airport tarmac. Transporting the humanitarian assistance from Pisa to
Georgia required careful logistical coordination between the 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, the SETAF Carabinieri, the navy
Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46, the Italian Air Brigade and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Petty Officer 1st Class Glen Turner (right) discusses reconfiguring a payload of humanitarian aid with a Carabinieri from Camp Darby and an Italian Soldier assigned to the 46th Air Brigade while by on the Pisa airport tarmac. Transporting the humanitarian assistance from Pisa to Georgia required careful logistical coordination between the 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, the SETAF Carabinieri, the navy Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46, the Italian Air Brigade and the U.S. Agency for International Development. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Italian employee of the 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade helps load an 18-wheeler full of USAID wool blankets destined for Georgia as part of a USAID humanitarian assistance relief effort. The office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has sent aid to the Philippines and Myanmar earlier this summer.
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Italian employee of the 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade helps load an 18-wheeler full of USAID wool blankets destined for Georgia as part of a USAID humanitarian assistance relief effort. The office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has sent aid to the Philippines and Myanmar earlier this summer. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Petty Officer 1st Class Glen Turner (right) and Petty
Officer 3rd Class Jonathon Mack, Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 Sailors, work together to get a pallet of personal hygiene humanitarian aid kits to
fit inside their C-9.
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Petty Officer 1st Class Glen Turner (right) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathon Mack, Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 Sailors, work together to get a pallet of personal hygiene humanitarian aid kits to fit inside their C-9. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 Sailors located on Naval Air Station Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, Italian employees of  3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB), headquartered at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, and SETAF Carabinieri's pose together at the Pisa airport after loading humanitarian aid bound for Georgia on the Navy's C-9 August 18.
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 Sailors located on Naval Air Station Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, Italian employees of 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB), headquartered at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, and SETAF Carabinieri's pose together at the Pisa airport after loading humanitarian aid bound for Georgia on the Navy's C-9 August 18. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chief Petty Officer Sean Harper  and Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Hubner, Flight Logistic Squadron 54 located out of Naval Air Support Belle Chase in New Orleans, Louisiana, push USAID humanitarian aid bound for Georgia into a C-130 at the Pisa Airport in Italy August 19.
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief Petty Officer Sean Harper and Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Hubner, Flight Logistic Squadron 54 located out of Naval Air Support Belle Chase in New Orleans, Louisiana, push USAID humanitarian aid bound for Georgia into a C-130 at the Pisa Airport in Italy August 19. (Photo Credit: Ms. Joyce Costello (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL