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