U.S. Air Force personnel unload relief supplies in support of Operation Sustain Hope.
U.S. Air Force personnel from the 86th Contingency Response Group unload relief supplies from the rear of a C-130 Hercules cargo plane on April 1, 1999, at the Tirana, Albania, airport in support of Operation Sustain Hope. Operation Sustain Hope is the U.S. humanitarian effort to bring in food, water, medicine and relief supplies for the refugees fleeing from the Former Republic of Yugoslavia into Albania and Macedonia. Members of the 86th are deployed to Albania from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to assist with relief operations. The Hercules is attached to the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein.