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  • n  transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
  • v  fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
    Food is airlifted into Bosnia

  • If the Communists block ground-supply routes into West Berlin, would another massive airlift work? The most experienced airlift expert of them all, retired Air Force Lieut.
  • Canceling the airlift will likely bring an increase in derring-do attempts to cross the Florida Straits, which 14,684 Cuban adventurers have navigated since 1959 in everything from .
  • The airlift of refugees from Communist Cuba last week marked its first anniversary.
News & Articles

  • Airlift sexual abuse alleged
    Airlift sexual abuse alleged Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:31 am, Friday, June 14, 2013 Albany A high-profile New York Air National Guard airlift wing has promoted sexual abusers instead of punishing them, according to the retired officer who handled claims of sexual ...
    June 14, 2013 - Albany Times Union
  • Local Airlift Wing to deliver meals to Haiti
        A C-17 cargo jet based at Wright-Patterson will fly more than 540,000 meals to impoverished Haiti on Friday, the Air Force Reserve said. The Globemaster III jet is part of the Air Force Reserve 445th Airlift Wing based at Wright-Patterson. Cincinnati-based Kids Against Hunger, a ministry of A Child’s Hope International, will provide the food. The mission is part of the Denton Program, which ...
    June 14, 2013 - WHIO-TV 7 Dayton
  • APNewsBreak: NY Air Guard unit being investigated
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A high-profile New York Air National Guard airlift wing has promoted sexual abusers instead of punishing them, according to the retired officer who handled claims of sexual assault in the unit.
    June 14, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Jim Prentice in Globe and Mail
    These investments are today's snapshot of the economic activity that has begun to flow from the strategic and tactical airlift procurement,said Industry Minister Jim Prentice. "They represent just the beginning of the significant...
  • Orrin Hatch in Reuters
    Having only two airlines providing national airlift capacity for overnight package delivery could raise the risk of serious economic disruption should one of these two airlines be reduced due to unforeseen difficulties,Kohl and Hatch said.
  • Bryon Wilfert in 940 News
    We intend to hold them to this motion and it's pretty clear if they don't come up with the 1,000 troops and the (helicopter) airlift then all bets are off,said Liberal MP Byron Wilfert.

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