Pacific Airlift Rally 2017 underway in Sri Lanka

Pacific Airlift Rally 2017

Lt. Col. Mark Sukow, 815th Airlift Squadron (AS) pilot from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, takes part in U.S. Pacific Airlift Rally 2017. U.S. and Sri Lanka Air Forces are co-hosting the biennial Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15, 2017. The 815th AS and 327th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, along with 75 U.S. Air Force personnel are participating in the command post and flying training exercise with a focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)

Pacific Airlift Rally 2017

Lt. Col. Keith Jasmin, 327th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, takes part in U.S. Pacific Airlift Rally 2017. U.S. and Sri Lanka Air Forces are co-hosting the biennial Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15, 2017. The 327th AS, 815th Airlift Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, along with 75 U.S. Air Force personnel are participating in the command post and flying training exercise with a focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)

Pacific Airlift Rally 2017

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules crews from the 815th Airlift Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, and the 327th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, take part in Pacific Airlift Rally 2017. U.S. and Sri Lanka Air Forces are co-hosting the biennial Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15, 2017.The event is a command post and flying training exercise with a focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)

Pacific Airlift Rally 2017

Lt. Col. Keith Jasmin, 327th Airlift Squadron (AS) pilot, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, takes part in U.S. Pacific Airlift Rally 2017. U.S. and Sri Lanka Air Forces are co-hosting the biennial Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15, 2017. The 327th AS, 815th Airlift Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, along with 75 U.S. Air Force personnel are participating in the command post and flying training exercise with a focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)

Pacific Airlift Rally 2017

Maj. Claud Smith, 327th Airlift Squadron (AS) pilot at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, takes part in U.S. Pacific Airlift Rally 2017. U.S. and Sri Lanka Air Forces are co-hosting the biennial Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15, 2017. The 327th AS, and 815th Airlift Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, along with 75 U.S. Air Force personnel are participating in the command post and flying training exercise with a focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)

SRI LANKA -- Lt. Col. Mark Sukow, 815th Airlift Squadron (AS) pilot from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, takes part in U.S. Pacific Airlift Rally 2017. U.S. and Sri Lanka Air Forces are co-hosting the biennial Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15, 2017. The 815th AS and 327th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, along with 75 U.S. Air Force personnel are participating in the command post and flying training exercise with a focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)