Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CC-177 Globemaster III

A CC-177 Globemaster III arrives at the Trapani-Birgi Airport during Operation Mobile in Trapani, Italy on 2 June 2011. Task Force Libeccio is the Air Component of Operation Mobile, Canadian's contribution to protecting the civilians of Libya as defined in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 (2011). Task Force Libeccio is composed of the CP-140 detachment in Sigonella, Italy the CF-18 and CC-150T detachment in Trapani, Italy and the Air Component Command in Poggio, Italy. There are approximately 294 personnel deployed to Italy as part of Task Force Libeccio. In addition to the support furnished by Task Force Libeccio, HMCS Charlottetown is currently conducting presence and surveillance patrols as part of the Standing NATO Reaction Force Maritime Group 1 (SNMG 1) deployed in the Mediterranean. (Photo credit: Corporal Jackson Yee/Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre/© 2011, DND-MDN Canada)

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