by Ashton Goodell
Friday, January 29, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- More help is on the way to Haiti, as Alaska Air National Guardsmen head to the country after the massive earthquake two weeks ago.
A C-130 transport took off from Kulis Air National Guard Base Friday, headed to Homestead Air National Guard Base in Florida. The Alaska team plans to fly daily missions from Florida to Haiti bringing in food, water, and medical supplies.
They'll also evacuate those still in need of medical care. The troops said they were willing to drop everything for those who now have nothing.
"I got a phone call about 10 a.m. yesterday asking if I would be available to support the mission down there -- I volunteered," said Lt. Taylor Boaks of the 144th Airlift Squadron. "I actually had to withdraw from graduate classes for this semester to make this mission happen."