Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras –
A U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy delivered 23,415 pounds of humanitarian aid supplies to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Nov. 9, 2015, through the Denton Program.
The 68th Airlift Squadron's C-5 traveled from Lackland Air Force Base, with stops at Maxwell AFB and Joint Base Charleston, picking up 10 pallets of Denton cargo consisting of medical supplies and equipment, clothing, donations, and a tractor destined to Desarrollo Oropoli of Siguatepeque. The Denton Program was created to allow private U.S. citizens and organizations to use space available on U.S. military cargo planes to transport humanitarian goods to countries in need.
The C-5 also delivered three pallets of supplies for use to maintain/fix equipment on Soto Cano AB and the Marines MH-53 helicopters.
Once at Soto Cano, members from the 612th Air Base Squadron unloaded the cargo. The 612th ABS provides air base support to Joint Task Force-Bravo and 12th Air Force, covering air traffic control, logistics, base civil engineering, fire department, airfield operations and personnel functions.
Non-Governmental Organizations will use these supplies to provide aid not only to Hondurans, but those in need all over Central America.