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USAFE supports Italy COVID-19 response

Airmen secure a pallet of medical supplies to a forklift.

U.S. Airmen secure a pallet of medical supplies to a forklift at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 20, 2020. A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flew the supplies to Aviano Air Base, Italy, in an effort to provide medical support to Italy amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

Airmen work around a pallet of medical supplies.

U.S. Airmen on Ramstein Air Base prepare pallets of medical supplies before transit to Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 20, 2020. A total of five pallets were expedited from the 86th Medical Group warehouse to provide medical support to Italy amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

An Airman inspects the straps securing medical supplies to a pallet.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tyler J. Cobb, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron cargo deployment function and air passenger terminal section chief, inspects pallets of medical supplies at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March, 20, 2020. A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft later flew the supplies to Aviano Air Base, Italy. Supplies included an En-Route Patient Staging System, which provides 10 patient holding beds and can support a maximum throughput of 40 patients in a 24-hour period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

A box marked with a medical cross is wrapped in pallet straps.

Pallets of medical supplies sit at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 20, 2020, awaiting transit to Aviano Air Base, Italy. A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron transported the supplies supporting Italy amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic. The mission was tasked, built and delivered in one day at the direction of U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

Pallets being loaded onto military aircraft.

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron prepare to load pallets of medical supplies onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 20, 2020. The supplies were deployed to Aviano Air Base, Italy, supporting Italian efforts to provide patient care to their populace in the face of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 outbreak. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

Cargo being loaded onto military aircraft.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Melinda J. Roth, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron cargo deployment function technician, helps load pallets of medical supplies onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 20, 2020. Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, 86th LRS and 721st Aerial Port Squadron coordinated efforts to expedite the transport of medical supplies to Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

Airmen stand next to a cargo plane loaded with medical supplies.

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron finish loading pallets of medical supplies onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 20, 2020. The supplies were transported to Aviano Air Base, Italy, for distribution to the Italian government, coordinated through the 31st Fighter Wing, in response to the on-going Coronavirus Disease 2019 outbreak. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- An 86th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flew medical supplies to Aviano Air Base, Italy, March, 20, 2020, in an effort to provide medical support to Italy amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic.