U.S. Activates 18 Aircraft From CRAF For Afghan Evacuation

The 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron helps evacuees to leave Afghanistan, aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster.
Credit: U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Defense Department has activated 18 aircraft from six airlines in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) to transport refugees from Afghanistan from interim staging bases to other countries. The third CRAF call-up in 41 years will include three aircraft each from American Airlines, Atlas Air...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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