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49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron helps with Hurricane Sandy relief

Staff Sgt. Robert Melton, 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron water and fuels system maintenance, attaches a loading tag to palletized cargo at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 2. The 49th MMS was tasked with supporting the humanitarian relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In response to the tasking, the 49th MMS worked for 15 straight hours preparing more than 58,000 pounds of cargo spread across eight pallets. The cargo consisted of two water pumps capable of pumping 400 gallons of water a minute, 12,000 feet of hose, and two containers of system support items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss/Released)

Staff Sgt. Robert Melton, 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron water and fuels system maintenance, attaches a loading tag to palletized cargo at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 2. The 49th MMS was tasked with supporting the humanitarian relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In response to the tasking, the 49th MMS worked for 15 straight hours preparing more than 58,000 pounds of cargo spread across eight pallets. The cargo consisted of two water pumps capable of pumping 400 gallons of water a minute, 12,000 feet of hose, and two containers of system support items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss/Released)

Senior Airman Ralph Steele, 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron logistics planner, looks over the palletized cargo to ensure 100 percent accountability at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 2. The 49th MMS was tasked with supporting the humanitarian relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In response to the tasking, the 49th MMS worked for 15 straight hours preparing more than 58,000 pounds of cargo spread across eight pallets. The cargo consisted of two water pumps capable of pumping 400 gallons of water a minute, 12,000 feet of hose, and two containers of system support items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss/Released)

Senior Airman Ralph Steele, 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron logistics planner, looks over the palletized cargo to ensure 100 percent accountability at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 2. The 49th MMS was tasked with supporting the humanitarian relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In response to the tasking, the 49th MMS worked for 15 straight hours preparing more than 58,000 pounds of cargo spread across eight pallets. The cargo consisted of two water pumps capable of pumping 400 gallons of water a minute, 12,000 feet of hose, and two containers of system support items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss/Released)

Personnel of the 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron, load a pallet onto a 60,000-pound K-Loader at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 2. The 49th MMS was tasked with supporting the humanitarian relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In response to the tasking, the 49th MMS worked for 15 straight hours preparing more than 58,000 pounds of cargo spread across eight pallets. The cargo consisted of two water pumps capable of pumping 400 gallons of water a minute, 12,000 feet of hose, and two containers of system support items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss/Released)

Personnel of the 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron, load a pallet onto a 60,000-pound K-Loader at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 2. The 49th MMS was tasked with supporting the humanitarian relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In response to the tasking, the 49th MMS worked for 15 straight hours preparing more than 58,000 pounds of cargo spread across eight pallets. The cargo consisted of two water pumps capable of pumping 400 gallons of water a minute, 12,000 feet of hose, and two containers of system support items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss/Released)

Personnel from the 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron and the 89th Airlift Squadron load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 2. The C-17 was here to pick up cargo that was packed by the 49th MMS. The 49th MMS was tasked with supporting the humanitarian relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In response to the tasking, the 49th MMS worked for 15 straight hours preparing more than 58,000 pounds of cargo spread across eight pallets. The cargo consisted of two water pumps capable of pumping 400 gallons of water per minute, 12,000 feet of hose, and two containers of system support items.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss/Released)

Personnel from the 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron and the 89th Airlift Squadron load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 2. The C-17 was here to pick up cargo that was packed by the 49th MMS. The 49th MMS was tasked with supporting the humanitarian relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. In response to the tasking, the 49th MMS worked for 15 straight hours preparing more than 58,000 pounds of cargo spread across eight pallets. The cargo consisted of two water pumps capable of pumping 400 gallons of water per minute, 12,000 feet of hose, and two containers of system support items. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman DeAndre Curtiss/Released)

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