National Air Cargo Teams Up With Admiral Jeremiah Denton Foundation to Send School Supplies to Iraq

    National Air Cargo set to deliver more than 2,200 pounds of school
    to Iraqi children in Diyala Province

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Aug 17 /CNW/ -- On August 7, 2009 National Air Cargo
provided charitable air transport to deliver more than 2,200 pounds of school
supplies to schoolchildren in Iraq on behalf of the Admiral Jeremiah Denton
Foundation.  The supplies were picked up by truck and delivered to Chicago and
loaded on air transport for delivery to Iraq, which arrived in the Diyala
Province on Saturday, August 15.  The Admiral Jeremiah Denton Foundation,
based in Mobile, AL, in conjunction with Operation Schoolhouse collected
paper, pencils, backpacks and other school related materials to assist in the
education of children in the Diyala Province.

    "While the military component of our activities in Iraq is vital to the
United States military operation in Iraq there also is a humanitarian
component to our efforts as the Iraqi people continue to rebuild their
country," Ted Pendleton, vice president sales, National Air Cargo said.  "This
is an extremely complex transport mission as we must comply with very strict
rules and regulations as it pertains to the delivery of materials to the
Middle East.  Because National Air Cargo is an industry leader in obtaining
the proper documentation and licenses to air transport cargo to the Middle
East we knew we could fulfill this important shipment to the needy children of
Iraq in the quickest and most seamless transport possible."

    Captain Drew Maney who is stationed in Diyala Province, sent a request to
his family in Ft. Walton Beach to collect school supplies for two new schools
in Iraq.

    After hearing his request and learning about the condition of life for
children in Diyala Province, Captain Maney's 12 year old sister began
Operation Schoolhouse to collect school supplies.  After months of tirelessly
collecting donated school supplies both the Admiral Jeremiah Denton Foundation
and Operation Schoolhouse had one obstacle left, the transport of the
donation, which National Air Cargo eagerly agreed to provide immediately after
hearing of the humanitarian relief effort.

    "It is amazing how the spirit of a 12 year old young lady can change the
lives of hundreds of young children in an impoverished country thousands of
miles away," Pendleton continued.  "Her actions are a testament to the human
spirit and we are honored to be able to help her and the Admiral Jeremiah
Denton Foundation deliver these much needed school supplies."

    In addition to providing air transport of the donated school supplies,
National Air Cargo arranged for truck transport to deliver the school supplies
to the Diyala Province once the plane landed in Iraq.

    About National Air Cargo:
    Since 1991, National Air Cargo has provided quality and efficient freight
forwarding services for various military industrial customers.  The company
offers airlift operations with appropriate aircraft with payload options
ranging from 4 tons to 250 tons to countries throughout the world.  For more
information please visit

    About the Admiral Jeremiah Denton Foundation:
    The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded by Rear
Admiral Jeremiah Denton (ret.) and a former Senator from Alabama.  The
TRANSFORM Program is an international humanitarian program of the foundation
dedicated to helping children and families with education, health and shelter

    Ben Roberts/Earl Wells


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