Peacekeeping: C-17 To The Rescue


November 2, 2007: While the United States isn't sending any peacekeepers to Darfur, it has been providing logistical support. The latest example of this was a thirteen day mission by a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport (PHOTO), along with fifty crew and maintenance personnel, to move 2,200 Rwandan troops, their equipment and supplies, to Darfur. The C-17 can carry up to 77 tons of cargo, or 102 troops (along with some cargo). Vehicles can also be transported in the cargo compartment (88 feet long, 18 feet wide and 12 feet high.)




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