Airdrop north of Port-au-Prince

Some images excerpted from a photo essay on AF.mil, covering the January 18th airdrop of food and water to a drop zone five miles north of Haiti’s capital city.

Air Force combat controllers exit a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to set up for an air delivery of humanitarian aid into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan 18, 2010. The combat controllers are assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

Air Force combat controllers talk to passing Haitians prior to humanitarian aid being air dropped into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan 18, 2010. The combat controllers are assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

A C-17 Globemaster III delivers humanitarian aid into the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan 18, 2010. Department of Defense assets have been deployed to assist in the Haiti relief effort following a magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the city on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airdrops humanitarian aid into the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

An Air Force combat controller watches pallets after an air delivery of humanitarian aid Jan 18, 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for distribution. The combat controller is assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

An Air Force combat controller packs up equipment after an air delivery of humanitarian aid in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan 18, 2010. The combat controller is assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

An Air Force combat controller packs up equipment Jan 18, 2010 after an air delivery of humanitarian aid in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The combat controller is assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

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