McChord airmen headed to Pakistan

By JBLM Release on August 21, 2010

Active duty and Reserve aircrews assigned to 62d and 446th Airlift Wing will depart McChord Field Monday for Pakistan Humanitarian Relief operations.

The United States has responded immediately and generously to Pakistan's call for assistance following the tragic and devastating floods that started on July 29.

"The U.S. is committed to the welfare of the people of Pakistan and will continue to provide assistance during this period of terrible suffering," said Col. Kevin J. Kilb, 62nd Airlift Wing commander. "The U.S. government applauds the Government of Pakistan efforts to provide support to its citizens and stands ready, with the international community, to further support these efforts."