Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered the first planes to support the newly developed Operation Fly Formula, and they will “depart from Rammstein Airport in Germany this weekend,” a White House official said.
“Due to the urgency of the situation, these aircraft will have US military aircraft,” the official said.
The use of military aircraft for this endeavor is unusual and underscores the urgency of the situation.
Management’s plan is to use commercially contracted aircraft, but nothing is available this weekend, an official said. The official promised further updates on the remaining 114 ballasts of the Gerber Good Start Extensive HA, “they are expected to arrive in the coming days.”
The first flights over the weekend will carry 132 plates of Nestl ஹெ Health Science Formula – including Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Jr. – to Indianapolis.
The White House has said the closure of the Abbott Nutrition plant in Michigan has given priority to these specific formulas because they serve an important medical purpose and are in short supply in the United States.