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Indonesian Humanitarian Relief Expands with Multinational Support, Efforts

Three U.S. C-130 Hercules aircraft rest on the flight line in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 12, 2018. Pilots, aircrew and security forces members from the 374th Airlift Wing and 36th Airlift Squadron have flown up to three sorties daily to ensure humanitarian supplies reach thousands. More than 543,373 lbs. of supplies have been transported on U.S. aircraft, 255 passengers and approximately 47 displaced people from Palu. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

Three U.S. C-130 Hercules aircraft rest on the flight line in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 12, 2018. Pilots, aircrew and security forces members from the 374th Airlift Wing and 36th Airlift Squadron have flown up to three sorties daily to ensure humanitarian supplies reach thousands. More than 543,373 lbs. of supplies have been transported on U.S. aircraft, 255 passengers and approximately 47 displaced people from Palu. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

In support of USAID’s response efforts, U.S. Air Force pilots, aircrew and security forces members from the 374th Airlift Wing and 36th Airlift Squadron, at Yokota Air Base have flown up to three sorties daily to ensure humanitarian supplies reach thousands. More than 543,373 lbs. have been transported on U.S. aircraft, 255 passengers and approximately 47 displaced people from Palu. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

In support of USAID’s response efforts, U.S. Air Force pilots, aircrew and security forces members from the 374th Airlift Wing and 36th Airlift Squadron, at Yokota Air Base have flown up to three sorties daily to ensure humanitarian supplies reach thousands. More than 543,373 lbs. have been transported on U.S. aircraft, 255 passengers and approximately 47 displaced people from Palu. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

Two C-130s from the Indonesian and Royal New Zealand Air Force lands at the airport in Palu, Indonesia Oct. 10, 2018. As of Oct. 15, 2018, military members assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan and the 36th Contingency Response Group have transported and offloaded over 543,373 lbs. of humanitarian supplies in Balikpapan, as well as 255 passengers. Collectively the U.S. Air Force and our multinational partners have downloaded 1,534,140 lbs. of cargo and transported 333 displaced people from Palu, Indonesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

Two C-130s from the Indonesian and Royal New Zealand Air Force lands at the airport in Palu, Indonesia Oct. 10, 2018. As of Oct. 15, 2018, military members assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan and the 36th Contingency Response Group have transported and offloaded over 543,373 lbs. of humanitarian supplies in Balikpapan, as well as 255 passengers. Collectively the U.S. Air Force and our multinational partners have downloaded 1,534,140 lbs. of cargo and transported 333 displaced people from Palu, Indonesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Davis, 36th Mobility Response Squadron command and control operator, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam shakes hand with an Indonesian military member after assembling a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) pallet in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 12, 2018. USAID is airlifting    over 2,210 rolls of heavy-duty plastic sheeting to provide emergency shelter for 110,500 people in Indonesia and is working with its partners to provide emergency shelter kits, blankets, hygiene kits, solar-powered lamps, other critical relief supplies. USAID has also made it a priority to ensure children have safe spaces to play to cope with the disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Davis, 36th Mobility Response Squadron command and control operator, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam shakes hand with an Indonesian military member after assembling a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) pallet in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 12, 2018. USAID is airlifting over 2,210 rolls of heavy-duty plastic sheeting to provide emergency shelter for 110,500 people in Indonesia and is working with its partners to provide emergency shelter kits, blankets, hygiene kits, solar-powered lamps, other critical relief supplies. USAID has also made it a priority to ensure children have safe spaces to play to cope with the disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Mendes, 36th Mobility Response Squadron loadmaster, assists an Indonesian soldier and child with instructions before boarding a Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 in Palu, Indonesia Oct. 10, 2018, The Indonesian Government and U.S. Agency for International Development are working alongside 15 countries agencies and foreign militaries ensuring supplies, airlift, shelter and medical support reach those affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Mendes, 36th Mobility Response Squadron loadmaster, assists an Indonesian soldier and child with instructions before boarding a Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 in Palu, Indonesia Oct. 10, 2018, The Indonesian Government and U.S. Agency for International Development are working alongside 15 countries agencies and foreign militaries ensuring supplies, airlift, shelter and medical support reach those affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeffery Miller and Airman 1st Class Anthony Benitez, both assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan carries an injured Indonesian woman from a C-130 Hercules aircraft in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeffery Miller and Airman 1st Class Anthony Benitez, both assigned to Yokota Air Base, Japan carries an injured Indonesian woman from a C-130 Hercules aircraft in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018. Members assigned to the 374 Airlift Wing and 36th Contingency Response Group transported and escorted 43 displaced people from Palu, Indonesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roni Choueiry, 36th Contingency Response Group NCO in charge standards and evaluation, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam helps an Indonesian woman with her luggage after a flight on a C-130 Hercules aircraft in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roni Choueiry, 36th Contingency Response Group NCO in charge standards and evaluation, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam helps an Indonesian woman with her luggage after a flight on a C-130 Hercules aircraft in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018. Members assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing and 36th CRG transported and escorted 43 displaced people from Palu, Indonesia, and are supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) humanitarian relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

An Indonesian man raises his hands as a sign of thank you after landing at the airport in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018.

An Indonesian man raises his hands as a sign of thank you after landing at the airport in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018. Approximately 43 displaced people were transported from Palu, Indonesia on a U.S. C-30 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan. Thousands were displaced after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island Sept. 28, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

U.S. Air Force members assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and French military members load cargo on a forklift in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018.

U.S. Air Force members assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and French military members load cargo on a forklift in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018. Members from the 36th CRG and 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan are supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) humanitarian relief efforts after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island Sept. 28, 2018. The Indonesian Government and USAID are working alongside eight countries agencies and foreign militaries ensuring supplies, airlift, shelter and medical support reach those affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

A bird’s-eye view of the airport hangar in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018.
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A bird’s-eye view of the airport hangar in Balikpapan, Indonesia Oct. 9, 2018. Members from the 36th Contingency Response Group at Andersen, Air and 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan are supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) humanitarian relief efforts after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island Sept. 28, 2018. The airport is the staging ground for all humanitarian goods before being transported to Palu, Indonesia where they are received and distributed to those affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

A picture taken of a pallet from France Oct. 9, 2018 is symbolic to the multinational participation during the on-going humanitarian efforts staged out of Balikpapan and Palu, Indonesia.
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A picture taken of a pallet from France Oct. 9, 2018 is symbolic to the multinational participation during the on-going humanitarian efforts staged out of Balikpapan and Palu, Indonesia. More than eight countries and various volunteer organizations have collaborated to assist the Indonesian Government and U.S. Agency for International Development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

Military members from various countries work together to build pallets in Balikpapan, Idonesia Oct. 7, 2018.
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Military members from various countries work together to build pallets in Balikpapan, Idonesia Oct. 7, 2018. More than eight countries and various volunteer organizations have collaborated to support humanitarian relief efforts in Indonesia currently staged in Palu and Balikpapan. The Indonesian Government and USAID are working alongside agencies and foreign militaries ensuring supplies, airlift, shelter and medical support reach those affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

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