Travis delivered humanitarian aid to Honduras
By Nichoals Pilch, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 16, 2020
SOTO CONO AIR BASE, Honduras – Airmen from the 22nd Airlift Squadron delivered 41,420 pounds of medical supplies on 19 pallets to Honduras, Nov. 11.
The Department of Defense’s Denton Program, based out of Joint Base Charleston, routinely delivers humanitarian aid supplies all over the world. In the last year, over 2.3 million pounds of humanitarian aid has been delivered. The deliveries are handled by airlift units across the DoD.
“These Denton flights are good for everyone involved,” said Tech. Sgt. Ryan Padgett, 22nd ALS loadmaster. “We deliver humanitarian supplies to civilian counterparts in various locations, this time Honduras, but we also get to train up new loadmasters.”
Padgett praised the Air Force and Air Mobility Command’s ability to use these as training missions, especially since loadmasters are in high-demand right now.
The DoD supports these missions because there is no easier way to both train an aircrew and also deliver goods to those who need it.
Helping Hands for Honduras, a non-government organization, is distributing the medical supplies in Honduras to over 10 hospitals and clinics across Moroceli.
Ken Hundemer, Denton Program operations director, said the Denton program channels civilian donated goods to partnering countries.
More information on the Denton Program can be found here.