JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas --
Since March 1, the 68th and the 356th Airlift Squadrons have supported the COVID-19 crisis in New York and continued to train aircrew members here.
April 6, the 68th AS departed here with nine 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron personnel, then the C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft went on to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, to pick up to additional medical personnel. The Reserve Citizen Airmen, along with 4,000 pounds of cargo was delivered to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to battle the COVID-19 crisis just days ahead of the peak outbreak.
The 356th AS has continued training aircrew students on C-5M Super Galaxy operations. They have graduated eight pilot, six flight engineer, and six loadmaster classes during this pandemic.