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78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US


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U.S. airmen load pallets with baby formula, delivered in trucks from Switzerland, bound for the United States at Ramstein American Air Force base on Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany.

INDIANAPOLIS - A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children.

President Joe Biden authorized the use of Air Force planes for the effort, dubbed "Operation Fly Formula," because no commercial flights were available.

The formula weighed 78,000 pounds (35,380 kilograms), White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One as Biden flew from South Korea to Japan.


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