U.S. Military Airlifts Egyptians from Libya

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Air Force Senior Airman Devin Osgoood loads baggage belonging to displaced Egyptian citizens on board an Air Force C-130J Super Hercules in Djerba, Tunisia,   March 6, 2011, en route to Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptians are among tens of thousands who have fled conflict in Libya to Tunisia, where a humanitarian crisis is unfolding. The C-130J, flown by the 37th Airlift Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is part of a contingent of aircraft from the 37th and the U.S. Marine Corps that are getting the evacuees home. Since the operations began March 4, more than 600 passengers have been shuttled to Cairo.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Fisher
  • A displaced Egyptian citizen gives a thumbs up as he boards an Air Force C-130J Super Hercules in Djerba, Tunisia, March 6, 2011, en route to Cairo, Egypt.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Fisher
  • U.S. airmen with the 435th Air Mobility Squadron, from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, unload blankets, tarps and water containers provided by U.S. AID at Djerba Zarzis Airport in Tunisia. The U.S. government is working with the international community to meet the humanitarian needs of the Lybian people and others in the country who fled across the borders in recent political unrest.   U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • A U.S. C-130J aircraft carrying Egyptian refugees arrives at Cairo's International Airport, March 6, 2011. This was the first of many scheduled flights from Djerba, Tunisia, to Cairo, Egypt.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • Displaced Egyptians offer thanks and praise as they disembark an Air Force C-130J Super Hercules that arrived March 6, 2011, from Djerba, Tunisia. The Egyptian citizens are among tens of thousands who have fled conflict in Libya to Tunisia, where a humanitarian crisis is unfolding. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Fisher
  • U.S. military aircraft flew 640 Egyptians home March 6, 2011, from the Tunisia-Libya border where the refugees fled to escape the violence that continues between government forces and rebels in Libya.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • A U.S. Air Force airman stands among displaced Egyptian citizens aboard a C-130 air craft that is transporting them to Cairo, Egypt, March 5, 2011. They boarded the aircraft in Djerba, Tunisia, after fleeing the recent violence and political instability in Libya. This response to the developing humanitarian crisis is part of a broader U.S. government effort to relieve suffering caused by the crisis in Libya.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • U.S. Air Force airmen load blankets, tarps and water containers in the evening onto C-130 aircraft in Pisa, Italy, March 4, 2011. The airmen are assigned to the 435th Air Mobility Squadron, Ramstein Air Base. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • A U.S. Air Force airmen load blankets, tarps and water containers onto C-130 aircraft in Pisa, Italy, March 4, 2011. The airmen are assigned to the 435th Air Mobility Squadron, 
Ramstein Air Base. These aircraft will then fly these supplies to Tunisia. The U.S. Government is working intensely with the International community to meet the humanitarian needs of the Lybian people and others in the country who fled across the borders. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • U.S. Air Force airmen load blankets, tarps and water containers onto C-130 aircraft in Pisa, Italy, March 4, 2011. The airmen are assigned to the 435th Air Mobility Squadron, 
Ramstein Air Base. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens