News | April 3, 2020

N95 masks ship to healthcare providers

By Jake Joy DLA Disposition Services Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services at Okinawa employees Tomonori Kiyuna, Yasunobu Shimabukuro and LaTanya Callahan prepare nine pallets of excess military N95 respirators for priority shipment to U.S. healthcare providers battling the coronavirus pandemic outbreak throughout the nation who are facing a critical shortage of the masks, named for their ability to filter out 95% or more of airborne particles. The 373 cases included in the lot hold about 75,000 masks.

Two associates review pallet contents
N95 respirators prepared for shippment
Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services at Okinawa employees Tomonori Kiyuna, Yasunobu Shimabukuro and LaTanya Callahan prepare nine pallets of excess military N95 respirators for priority shipment to U.S. healthcare providers battling the coronavirus pandemic outbreak throughout the nation who are facing a critical shortage of the masks, named for their ability to filter out 95% or more of airborne particles. The 373 cases included in the lot hold about 75,000 masks.
Photo By: Courtesy photo
VIRIN: 200325-D-D0441-0009
Three associates secure pallets on truck.
N95 respirators prepared for shippment
Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services at Okinawa employees Tomonori Kiyuna, Yasunobu Shimabukuro and LaTanya Callahan prepare nine pallets of excess military N95 respirators for priority shipment to U.S. healthcare providers battling the coronavirus pandemic outbreak throughout the nation who are facing a critical shortage of the masks, named for their ability to filter out 95% or more of airborne particles. The 373 cases included in the lot hold about 75,000 masks.
Photo By: Courtesy photo
VIRIN: 200325-D-D0441-0010