Burma Cyclone

From the field: U.S. aircraft carrier with aid supplies en route to Burma via Thailand by carpediemdg
May 12, 2008, 8:05 am
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May 11, 2008

First U.S. Air Force C-130 Cargo Plane Provides
Humanitarian Assistance to Burma

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii – A U.S. military C-130 aircraft loaded with
emergency relief supplies departed Utapao Thai Royal Navy Air Base,
Thailand at 12:45 p.m. (local) for Rangoon International Airport, Burma
in support of national disaster relief efforts following Tropical
Cyclone Nagris that recently swept through Burma.

The aircraft, loaded with 8,300 bottles of water, two pallets of
mosquito nets, and a pallet of blankets is the first of three planned
flights in support of the United States Agency for International
Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Relief, and approved by the
Burmese government.

U.S. Pacific Command is accustomed to working with the international aid
community and other partner nations in disaster relief operations to
provide humanitarian assistance. We are committed to providing relief
assistance to the people of Burma as they cope with this tragedy.


For additional information about U.S. military relief efforts, contact
the Joint Task Force public affairs office in Thailand 087-058-8180 or
email jtfpao@core5.djc2.net

For the latest imagery on the relief effort, visit www1.apan-info.net
Burma or http://dodimagery.afis.osd.mil/home.html.



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