Photo: Pakistan Relief Efforts

U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher Perkins holds a child in his lap onboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after picking up 114 Pakistan victims during flood relief missions out of the Swat valley, Pakistan, Aug 11, 2010. Perkins, a crew chief is assigned to Company B, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Raptor.

U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher Perkins holds a child in his lap onboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after picking up 114 Pakistan victims during flood relief missions out of the Swat valley, Pakistan, Aug 11, 2010. Perkins, a crew chief is assigned to Company B, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Raptor. U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher Perkins holds a child in his lap onboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after picking up 114 Pakistan victims during flood relief missions out of the Swat valley, Pakistan, Aug 11, 2010. Perkins, a crew chief is assigned to Company B, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Raptor.

To learn more about the relief efforts in Pakistan, read the latest transcript from an interview with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates en route to Tampa, Fla., Aug. 11. During the flight, Gates discussed the impact of the flooding in Pakistan. “The flooding in Pakistan has the potential to be significantly more disastrous for the country than the earthquake of several years ago,” Gates said. “And so we’re pleased to do what we can, to help the Pakistani government and military demonstrate their capacity and their intention to care for their own people.”

View the Defense.gov’s special, “U.S. Provides Support During Pakistan Flooding

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Video Coverage:
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  • Susan BlackCloud

    I like that my background info. is checked first: {{{HEART}}} Who ever said Soldiers aren't without Compassion?

  • SEO Seattle

    What a great photo. Great job to our military winning the Iraq war. Their leader may not have shown much excitement when announcing the Iraq war is over but I sure am excited and proud of our wonderful military!

  • Pexman

    very nice photos ! and I want to say one – peaceful motives should always prevail