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Airdrops saves lives

A U. S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airdrops 20 bundles of food rations to Forward Operating Base Edinburgh, the logistics hub for northern Helmand province, Oct 3, 2011. Aerial delivery of food and water allows Marines to get some critical supplies without having to rely on risky ground convoys. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)

A U. S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airdrops 20 bundles of food rations to Forward Operating Base Edinburgh, the logistics hub for northern Helmand province, Oct 3, 2011. Aerial delivery of food and water allows Marines to get some critical supplies without having to rely on risky ground convoys. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)