Military News

Monday, May 11, 2015

By the numbers: Operation Sahayogi Haat Airport Operations

by Maj. Ashley Conner
JTF-505 Public Affairs


5/10/2015 - KATHMANDU, Nepal  -- The 36th Contingency Response Group, under Joint Task Force-505, has been supporting Operation Sahayogi Haat at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal since May 5.

On May 9, Airmen assigned to the 36th CRG, in cooperation with DHL contractors and the Nepalese Army, offloaded 530,110 pounds of cargo and uploaded 7,000 pounds of cargo to 13 aircraft.

The average ground time was approximately three hours and the average aircraft download time was 58 minutes.

In total the CRG has downloaded 1,202,273 pounds of cargo and uploaded 32,350 pounds of cargo from 30 aircraft.

While deployed to Nepal, the mission of the 36th CRG is to assist the Nepalese to accelerate airfield operations and increase the capacity to bring in aid via airlift ensuring aid is distributed faster to those affected by the earthquake that struck the region April 25

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