The first international shipment of specialty baby formula has arrived in the United States by a military plane, enough for more than a million and a half bottles.
The first flight of “Operation Fly Formula” landed in Indianapolis weighing more than 78, 000 pounds, as part of the Biden administration’s ongoing efforts to address the baby formula shortage.
Full article, HERE from PJ Media.
Interestingly, the product will be distributed to medical offices and pharmacies, but not store shelves. And will support 9000 babies.
9000 out of an estimated 3.2 MILLION babies under one year old… Link HERE to the birth rates from the CDC.
I have a few other questions…
Who is paying for the C-17 flight time? Or is the USAF just having to ‘suck it up’?
What mission(s) are they not flying to do these (like the who got tagged to fly the Afghanistan evac)? And how much flight time is this taking off the airframes? Especially since they started ‘retiring’ C-17s in 2012…
One other question, how did they do the math to come up with 9000 babies? 78,000/9000= 8.67 ish lbs for each baby. Granted it’s been a LONG time since I’ve had to worry about feeding a baby a bottle, but ‘something’ there just doesn’t make sense.
I would really like to hear from somebody that can tell me how that works out.