U.S. Forces Transport Displaced Egyptians Home

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Air Force airmen watches as crews load luggage and personal items belonging to Egyptians onto a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft at Djerba Zarzis Airport in Tunisia, March 9, 2011. Crews assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron and the 26th U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit have been transporting Egyptian evacuees home after they fled from conflicts in Libya to Tunisia. Since operations began March 4th, crews have shuttled more than 750 passengers to Cairo. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • Luggage and personal items belonging to Egyptians sit on carts before crews load them onto a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft at Djerba Zarzis Airport in Tunisia, March 9, 2011. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • An Egyptian family boards a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft that will fly them from Djerba Zarzis Airport in Tunisia to Cairo, March 9, 2011. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • U.S. Air Force Cpt. Ryan Wilson checks his passenger manifest before takeoff from Djerba Zarzis Airport, Tunisia, March 9, 2011. Wilson is assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • Egyptian families prepare for the long flight aboard a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft from Djerba Zarzis Airport in Tunisia to Cairo, March 9, 2011. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • Egyptian men celebrate as they depart on a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft from Djerba Zarzis Airport in Tunisia bound for Cairo, March 9, 2011. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • U.S. service members and Egyptian baggage handlers unload a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft after landing in Cairo, March 10, 2011. The aircraft carried Egyptian citizens who fled the conflict in Libya to Tunisia. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • Egyptians arrive home after a long flight aboard a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft from Djerba Zarzis Airport in Tunisia to Cairo, March 10, 2011. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens