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Fort Knox soldiers headed for Haiti

Soldiers from Fort Knox are headed to
Haiti to assist in relief efforts weeks after a 7.0 magnitude
earthquake rattled the island nation.

The Associated Press
A U.S. Navy helicopter takes off in front of the National Palace after members of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, front, landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday. U.S. Navy helicopters touched down on the grounds of Haiti’s damaged presidential palace bringing reinforcements in the struggle for security and earthquake disaster relief.

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - Soldiers from Fort Knox are headed to
Haiti to assist in relief efforts weeks after a 7.0 magnitude
earthquake rattled the island nation.
The Elizabethtown News-Enterprise reports that the 3d
Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will deploy, with command
forming the nucleus of Joint Logistics Task ForceHaiti.
An advance party of approximately 50 soldiers equipped with its
own life support equipment, communication equipment, food and
water, will depart Fort Knox for Haiti joining 3d ESC elements
already on the ground.
A portion of the headquarters will remain at Fort Knox to
continue planning and execution of operations for other units at
Fort Knox, Fort Lee and Fort Eustis not deploying to Haiti.
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Information from: The News-Enterprise,
http://www.thenewsenterprise.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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