Nepal Earthquake Relief – Day One

By Staff Sgt. Antonio J. Gonzalez
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake devastated the country of Nepal on April 25, causing widespread damage, killing thousands, and leaving millions without basic necessities. The U.S. quickly responded by sending two Air Force C-17s to deliver personnel and cargo in support of disaster-relief operations. Here is a social media recap of our day one relief efforts.

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Nepal earthquake relief effort gets needed supplies from US Air Force


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Senior Airman Tavin Alford, 436th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation journeyman, loads a pallet of equipment and supplies for the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team onto a C-17 Globemaster III April 26, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The 69-member search and rescue team is deploying to Nepal to assist with rescue operations after the country was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Johnson/Released) (This photo was created using Instagram) #AirForce #Nepal #NepalEarthquake

#AirForce aircraft sent to Nepal w/ personnel & cargo in support of disaster-relief ops. #NepalQuake

— U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) April 27, 2015

Day one photo gallery

Stay tuned for updates, and join us in keeping those affected by this disaster in your thoughts and prayers!