Heat rises off the asphalt as the tires to a transport aircraft land on the grey surface. The propellers slice through the air as Tech. Sgt. Jedadiah Hutt, assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG), from Fort Collins, Colo., uses his hands to guide the plane to a halt.
The cargo door rises as a 10K adverse terrain forklift approaches. Inside, the forks reach underneath a pallet and lift it off the deck. As the forklift reverses from the plane, a pallet holding reinforced plastic sheeting is revealed during recovery operations on Nov. 17.