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Straight on medium close-up from left to right as Major Ronald Whittle, a pilot assigned to the 17th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, discusses cargo offloading of the first C-17A Globemaster III, to a land at Huidspruit AFB, South Africa, with a member of the South African Air Force and a Tanker Airlift Control Element (TALCE), member from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, after traveling from the United States to take part in "Operation Atlas Response." The C-17A is the first of several flights that will arrive throughout the following weeks bringing helicopters and military personnel (equipment and personnel not shown) to assist with search and rescue and with ...

Straight on medium close-up from left to right as Major Ronald Whittle, a pilot assigned to the 17th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, discusses cargo offloading of the first C-17A Globemaster III, to a land at Huidspruit AFB, South Africa, with a member of the South African Air Force and a Tanker Airlift Control Element (TALCE), member from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, after traveling from the United States to take part in "Operation Atlas Response." The C-17A is the first of several flights that will arrive throughout the following weeks bringing helicopters and military personnel (equipment and personnel not shown) to assist with search and rescue and with ...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: Straight on medium close-up from left to right as Major Ronald Whittle, a pilot assigned to the 17th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, discusses cargo offloading of the first C-17A Globemaster III, to a land at Huidspruit AFB, South Africa, with a member of the South African Air Force and a Tanker Airlift Control Element (TALCE), member from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, after traveling from the United States to take part in "Operation Atlas Response." The C-17A is the first of several flights that will arrive throughout the following weeks bringing helicopters and military personnel (equipment and personnel not shown) to assist with search and rescue and with the distribution of relief supplies in Mozambique.

Subject Operation/Series: ATLAS RESPONSE

Base: Hoedspruit Air Force Base

Country: South Africa (ZAF)

Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Cary Humphries

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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05/03/2000
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