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Aug. 26, 2019

This Is What We Do: Syrian Logistics Cell

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 1st Theater Sustainment Command website —Tucked away in northern Iraq is a small group of Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers dedicated to coordinating and fulfilling the essential logistics needed for warfighters.

July 30, 2019

621st CRW teams up with joint partners in 'Southeast Asia' for exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center website — Nearly 1.6 million people are still trying to get their bearing after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake ravaged Southeast Asia. After a request for assistance from South Torbia, U.S. Transportation Command calls upon its premier response forces: 621st Contingency Response Wing, 689th Rapid Port Opening Element and the Defense Logistics Agency’s Rapid Deployment Team-Blue. This was the exercise scenario for Turbo Distribution 19-03, held July 18-24, 2019, at Contingency Operating Base Panther in North Vernon, Indiana.

March 8, 2019

LRC Italy supports humanitarian relief efforts to Ukrainian rehabilitation center

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 405th Army Field Support Brigade website — The Logistic Readiness Center-Italy’s Humanitarian Assistance Program loaded a shipment of humanitarian aid supplies headed for Ukraine, at Camp Darby, Italy ,Feb. 13-14.

Aug. 23, 2018

Hospital Ship to Support Humanitarian Effort in Latin America

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — The Navy's Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort will deploy to Central America and South America in late September to begin a two-month humanitarian mission with stops in Colombia and elsewhere in the region.

Feb. 13, 2018

C&T provides winter clothes to Syrians returning home

Nearly 15,000 internally displaced persons returning to a liberated Raqqah, Syria, received winter clothes and blankets provided by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Nov. 13, 2017

DLA Aviation provides critical part to hospital in the wake of Hurricane Maria

The evening of Sept. 18, Hurricane Maria roared through the Island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane. A week later the Military Liaison Office in the Barbados and Eastern Caribbean U.S. Embassy reached out to Defense Logistics Agency Aviation with a critical support need from the main hospital in Roseau, the capital of the Caribbean island nation of Dominica.

Oct. 1, 2017

DoD Boosts Personnel Aiding Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The number of DoD personnel deployed to help their fellow citizens in Puerto Rico jumped from around 4,600 to around 6,400 members, Gov. Ricardo Rossello said during a San Juan news conference.

Sept. 30, 2017

DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The Defense Department is accelerating relief operations and additional response capacity to Puerto Rico to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency's need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and provide sustained medical support, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 30, 2017

Federal Emergency Response Working Smoothly, Puerto Rico’s Governor Says

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the commonwealth and federal team combating Hurricane Maria’s devastation is working smoothly and every resource he has asked for is either on the island or on the way.

Sept. 29, 2017

DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — The Defense Department is continuing relief operations in areas of the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on the island of Dominica, which were stricken by hurricanes in recent weeks, a Pentagon spokesman said.