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Buckley assists in humanitarian delivery

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Christopher Henriques, 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron, directs Staff Sgt. Steven Bouquet, 460th LRS, while loading a pallet of humanitarian supplies Dec. 14, 2012, at the 460th LRS building. More than 17,000 pounds of household goods, medical supplies and equipment was loaded onto C-130J Hercules from the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson)

Christopher Henriques, 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron, directs Staff Sgt. Steven Bouquet, 460th LRS, while loading a pallet of humanitarian supplies Dec. 14, 2012, at the 460th LRS building. More than 17,000 pounds of household goods, medical supplies and equipment was loaded onto C-130J Hercules from the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Team Buckley provides humanitarian assistance by participating in the Denton Program Dec. 14, 2012. The Denton Program permits the Department of Defense to provide transportation of privately donated cargo to foreign countries using military transportation on a space-available basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson)

Team Buckley provides humanitarian assistance by participating in the Denton Program Dec. 14, 2012. The Denton Program permits the Department of Defense to provide transportation of privately donated cargo to foreign countries using military transportation on a space-available basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – A pallet of household goods, medical supplies and equipment waits to be loaded onto a C-130J Hercules Dec. 14, 2012, at the 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron building. Team Buckley members assisted in loading four cargo pallets with donated items that will help an estimated 4,000 people in need in Kabul, Afghanistan, and surrounding areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson)

A pallet of household goods, medical supplies and equipment waits to be loaded onto a C-130J Hercules Dec. 14, 2012, at the 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron building. Team Buckley members assisted in loading four cargo pallets with donated items that will help an estimated 4,000 people in need in Kabul, Afghanistan, and surrounding areas. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. Robert Uemura, 460th Mission Support Group commander; Maj. John Gustafson, 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander; and 460th LRS members load a C-130J Hercules from the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 14, 2012, on the Buckley flightline. The aircraft was loaded with more than 17,000 pounds of household goods, clothing, shoes, hospital beds and crutches donated by Isabellas Little Miracles LLC, Casper, Wyo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson)

Col. Robert Uemura, 460th Mission Support Group commander; Maj. John Gustafson, 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander; and 460th LRS members load a C-130J Hercules from the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 14, 2012, on the Buckley flightline. The aircraft was loaded with more than 17,000 pounds of household goods, clothing, shoes, hospital beds and crutches donated by Isabellas Little Miracles LLC, Casper, Wyo. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Team Buckley provided humanitarian assistance to those in need Dec. 14 by participating in the Denton Program.

The Denton Program permits the Department of Defense to provide transportation of privately donated cargo to foreign countries using military transportation on a space-available basis.

Col. Robert Uemura, 460th Mission Support Group commander; Maj. John Gustafson, 460th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander; and 460th LRS members loaded a C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, with humanitarian supplies for Afghan citizens.

It's primarily clothing, medical equipment and supplies we will be providing to the Afghanistan population, said Uemura.

Isabellas Little Miracles LLC, Casper, Wyo., donated 17,900 pounds of household goods, clothing, shoes, hospital beds and crutches.

"The poor in Kabul and surrounding areas cannot afford to purchase new items and thus these items are given free of charge," said Andrew Mills, 460th LRS airlift operations supervisor.

The items donated will help an estimated 4,000 people in need in Kabul, Afghanistan and surrounding areas.

"This is one of those rare opportunities that we are able to provide that support here at Buckley Air Force Base," Uemura said. "We only do this about twice a year, but we're one of the few bases in Air Force Space Command that provides this service."

Four pallets of cargo were loaded on to the aircraft at sunrise on the flightline.
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