2 NEWS in the cockpit as WPAFB crews fly supplies to Florida

(WDTN Photo/Jordan Bowen)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The 445th Airlift Wing of the U.S. Air Force Reserves headed to Florida to assist with recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma and 2 NEWS was on board.

2 NEWS Reporter Jordan Bowen joined the crew on an Air Force Reserve C-17 when it left early Tuesday morning from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Crews unloaded supplies at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

The Airlift Wing made a stop at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey to gather supplies, before taking off again for Orlando.

They’re transporting supplies such as food, water and cots.

Additional crews are on standby, in case they’re needed to assist with recovery efforts as well.

Stay with WDTN.com and 2 NEWS for updates on this story throughout the day.

 

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