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USCENTCOM, Royal Jordanian Air Force conduct combined humanitarian aid airdrops into Gaza

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  • U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

U.S. Central Command and the Royal Jordanian Air Force conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Gaza on March 2, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Gaza time), to provide essential relief to civilians affected by the ongoing conflict.

The combined operation included U.S. Air Force and RJAF C-130 aircraft and respective U.S. Army Soldiers specialized in aerial delivery of supplies. Soldiers ensured the safe drop of food aid and built bundles. U.S. C-130s dropped over 38,000 meals along the coastline of Gaza allowing for civilian access to the critical aid.

The Department of Defense humanitarian airdrops contributes to ongoing U.S. government efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to the people in Gaza. The DoD is conducting planning for potential follow-on airborne aid delivery missions.

These airdrops are part of a sustained effort to get more aid into Gaza, including by expanding the flow of aid through land corridors and routes.