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Haiti News, Sealift

January 21, 2010 | Lieutenant Colonel Chris LeCron

I wanted to write a quick update about Haiti.  My old unit, Surface Deployment Distribution Command, is sending a seaport team to Haiti to help deliver humanitarian aid by sealift.  The unit is a new type of unit made to run a port that is newly opened or degraded.  The idea is to be able to get supplies into a wartime conflict area if no fixed port is available.  However, this idea works great in the current Haiti disaster as the seaport is greatly needed right now and the unit will help to get it up and running.  I will post more on this as I find out and hoepfully add some good photos and maybe an interview with the unit.  More to follow-

 

A Soldier carries cases of water toward the distribution point at the forward operating base set up by the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 18, 2010. That day the squadron passed out more than 15,000 bottles of water and 4,000 meals. (Photo by U.S. Army)


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sealift, haiti

1 Comment

  • meganshuang
    1/23/2010 12:51 AM
    yeah that is a good news...
    please contribute to the relief effort in Haiti

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fPjDcDGuGk&hd=1

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