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AFCENT Conducts Humanitarian Airdrops into Gaza

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  • By USCENTCOM Public Affairs

U.S. Central Command and the Royal Jordanian Air Force conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Northern Gaza on March 10, 2024, at 2:07 p.m. (Gaza time) to provide essential relief to civilians in Gaza affected by the ongoing conflict.

The combined, joint operation included Jordanian provided meals and a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II aircraft. A U.S. HC-130J dropped over 11,500 meal equivalents, as well as other food including rice, flour, pasta, and canned food, providing life-saving humanitarian assistance in Northern Gaza.

The DoD humanitarian airdrops contribute to ongoing U.S. and partner-nation government efforts to alleviate human suffering. These airdrops are part of a sustained effort, and we continue to plan follow-on aerial deliveries.