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Relief operations continue for Iraqis with help from Joint Base Charleston

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Leavindofske, left, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Babcock load bundles of halal meals onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq, Aug. 9, 2014. (Photo Source: USDOD) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Leavindofske, left, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Babcock load bundles of halal meals onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq, Aug. 9, 2014. (Photo Source: USDOD)
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Crews from Joint Base Charleston continue to participate in humanitarian missions to assist Iraq, military officials say.

A C-17 cargo jet from Joint Base Charleston was part of an airdrop that delivered food and water to the country over the weekend. Maj. Wayne Capps confirmed last week that a Charleston-based C-17 was involved in an earlier drop as well.

The most recent drop on Sunday included a C-17 and three C-130 cargo aircraft that dropped a combined 88 bundles of supplies, consisting of more than 4,300 gallons of drinking water and more than 22,000 packaged meals, according to the Department of Defense.

Military officials say U.S. military aircraft have delivered more than 74,000 meals and more than 15,000 gallons of fresh drinking water to displaced Yezidis seeking refuge from ISIL terrorists.

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