Airmen deployed to Kenya for Operation Unity Knight airdropped their last load late last week, delivering tents, tarps, and mosquito netting—and candy for the children, according to a Dec. 18 report by Air Force photojournalist TSgt. Steve Staedler. The campaign, which began on Dec. 9, delivered more than 211,000 pounds of supplies into the Dadaab region that was heavily damaged by floods. The C-130 aircrew from Dyess AFB, Tex., decided to pay for candy to deliver to the children, who “are living there in a situation that’s beyond their control,” said pilot 1st Lt. Dan Spengler.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.