Charleston, South Carolina, serves as hub for getting military supplies, equipment to war zone

Posted by Kendall Harmon

President Barack Obama may have set his 30,000 Afghanistan troop surge deadline for July, but it could be September before all their necessary equipment catches up.

Case in point: Just this week a C-17 cargo plane took off from Charleston Air Force Base with nearly 100,000 pounds of ammunition stuffed inside its cavernous belly.

Stored not too far away are tons of bridging materials set to move in the coming weeks. That's on top of the more than 1,700 heavy armored vehicles that have been loaded, chained and flown overseas by Charleston pilots since January.

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsDefense, National Security, MilitaryIraq WarWar in Afghanistan* South Carolina

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