The News Tribune is traveling with an air crew from McChord Air Force
Base on a humanitarian mission to Haiti, which was devastated by
Tuesday’s massive earthquake.
The C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet landed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia at 9:45 a.m. local time. The air crew immediately set to work in pelting rain to load supplies and pick up personnel needed to assist the relief efforts in Haiti.
The equipment they were loading included a crash recovery vehicle, trailer, small four-wheel-drive truck and a floodlight set.
Crews were working with deliberate speed to get back in the air as quickly …