U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M Valenti, Commander of the 618th Military Airlift Support Squadron, is asked about U.S. Air Force Airlift operations. He is seated in an easy chair, with a photograph of a C-5 aircraft on the wall behind him. The Colonel speaks about the C-5 as part of the Air Force strategic airlift fleet comprising C-5s, C-141s and the CRAF (Civil Reserve Airlift Fleet). Asked about the impact of the C-5, he mentions the variety of military equipment it is capable of carrying worldwide. He mentions how C-5s and C-141 aircraft were able to move a complete U.S. Air Force Tactical Fighter Wing to Thailand in 9 days.He contrasts that to more than a month required for a similar move during the Korean war.
Rescue activities of United States 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron in Thailand. The crew of a United States Air Force HH-53C helicopter at the Nakhon Phnom Air Base in Thailand as a jitney pulls up. The crew boards the jitney and moves away. The crew of another HH-53 C helicopter get off and get onto a jitney. Aircraft lined up in the background.
Rescue activities of United States 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron in Thailand. A United States Air Force HH-53C helicopter taxis along a runway at Nakhon Phnom Air Base in Thailand and takes off. The helicopter in flight and turns. Another HH-53 C helicopter taxis and takes off from the air base.
U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand. Crewman leaving C-5A and checking landing gear. Ground support equipment being positioned near C-5A for fueling of aircraft. Airmen roping off area around C-5A and connecting mobile pumper to fuel reservoir. Thai workers checking C-5A engine.
Operations of USAF 6th Aerial Port Squadron at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand. K-loader behind a C-5A, moving to rear of aircraft. Thais and U.S. airmen pushing cargo pallets and jet engines on dollies from C-5A across K-loader and onto trailer.
U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M Valenti, Commander of 618th Military Airlift Support Squadron talks to Lieutenant Colonel Charles R Marler, standing beside K-loader at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield in Thailand..