On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. EDT, we will interview Rear Adm. Richard Landolt, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet in Okinawa, Japan, who will discuss the U.S. Navy’s humanitarian relief and disaster response operations in Sumatra, Indonesia following the September 30th earthquakes.
Rear Adm. Landolt led a humanitarian assistance survey team in Padang, Indonesia and coordinated the Navy’s efforts in providing a variety of assistance and relief to those affected by a devastating earthquake Sept. 30. Working closely with the Indonesian Government, the U.S. Embassy and international relief organizations. The U.S. military delivered relief supplies to stricken areas by air and ground utilizing helicopters from USS Denver and USS McCampbell; provided limited medical care via a U.S. Air Force Humanitarian Assistance Rapid Response Team field hospital, and provided communications support for relief efforts.
To view Rear Adm. Landolt’s biography, click here.