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Dignified Transfer: A Quiet Mission for Airlift in the Middle East | Military.com
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Dignified Transfer: A Quiet Mission for Airlift in the Middle East | Military.com

For airlift crews out of 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, business as usual is moving thousands of pounds of gear a day in and out of combat zones. But transport specialists with the unit are also tasked with moving much more precious cargo.

And while transferring supplies — such as ammunition, tactical equipment, building materials, fuel, food and blood packs — is important, there’s another mission these transport specialists hold nearer and dearer to their heart: preparing fallen service members for transport back to their families in the United States, a mission the military calls dignified transfer.

Source: Dignified Transfer: A Quiet Mission for Airlift in the Middle East | Military.com