Apr 30, 2010 9:14 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Air Force Sends Planes to Help with Gulf Oil Spill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Air Force planes have been sent to
Mississippi and are awaiting orders to start dumping chemicals on
the oil spill threatening the Gulf Coast.
      Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr. said Friday that two C-130s specially
modified for aerial spraying were sent Thursday from the Youngstown
Air Reserve Station in Ohio.
      Air Force spokesman Maj. David Faggard at the Pentagon says the
planes stand ready in case they're needed to spray oil-dispersing
      The Navy also has sent equipment for the cleanup. Pentagon
officials are talking with the Department of Homeland Security to
figure out what other help the military can provide.


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