29 Aug '14, 2pm

#AirForce loadmaster receives award for his role in a medical evacuation that saved 3 @USNavy Seals.

#AirForce loadmaster receives award for his role in a medical evacuation that saved 3 @USNavy Seals.

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- Last December, Senior Airman Cody Nuñez, 21st Airlift Squadron, spent two weeks in Entebbe, Uganda providing humanitarian care to the war-torn Central African Republic. "We were there to support the Contingency Response Group by setting up security operations and providing resources such as power generators," said the C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster. "On the last day, the whole crew was packed up and ready to return home." Anticipating spending the holidays in the United States, the pilots prepared for take-off. Just as the jet's throttles were about to be pushed up, the flight home was halted. "We were asked to download cargo to accommodate for three patients," Nuñez said. "We still weren't aware of the details of the situation, but we turned around and went back into parking. I knew that we would need to download about two pallets ...

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