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U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Dale Greer
AERIAL PORTERS FROM THE KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD’S 123RD CONTINGENCY RESPONSE GROUP OFFLOAD the unit’s gear from a Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 4, in support of Operation United Assistance. More than 70 Kentucky Airmen arrived with the gear to stand up an intermediate staging base at the airport that will funnel humanitarian supplies and equipment into West Africa as part of the international effort to fight Ebola.
123rd CRG stands up cargo hub

By AIR FORCE MAJ. DALE GREER

123rd Airlift Wing

More than 80 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group stood up a cargo hub in Dakar, Senegal Oct. 5 that will funnel humanitar-ian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to fight Ebola.

The epidemic has claimed more than 3,500 lives, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.