Story by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace
Video by Pearl, John A MC1 USN
Regional Command-West Public Affairs
HERAT, Afghanistan (Feb. 28, 2011) – I’m a high-grade composite metal pallet specially constructed to be dropped out of high-flying aircraft and parachuted to a wide-array of various landing zones.
I’m quite certain there are many pallets just like me at Aeronautica Militare (Italian air force) bases across Italy and other coalition nations.
Italian army 1st Cpl. Maj. Ida Greco, 186th Parachute Regiment “Folgore,” from Pisa, Italy, prepares to inspect pallets prior to them being loaded onto an Italian C-130J Hercules at Camp Arena, Herat Province, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2011. The following day, the C-130 crew airdropped cargo pallets to forward operating bases in Badghis and Farah Provinces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)
However, I relish in the knowledge that I’m a special pallet because