In an Army Live Bloggers Roundtable on Jan. 29, U.S. Army Col. Dick Kuehl and U.S. Army Col. Ken Dyer of the XVIII Airborne Corps discussed the relief and humanitarian assistance taking place in Haiti since the devastating earthquake on Jan. 12.
Kuehl is responsible for aiding the U.S. South Command. His job includes filling critical personnel needs in addition to the Global Response Force requested by the Joint Task Force commander on the ground in Haiti.
Dyer is the acting G-4 responsible for logistics and identifying where the equipment and supplies needed by the JTF commander are located.
The two discussed logistics and personnel components and how they’ve worked with the Joint Task Force in providing relief and assistance.
“From a transport perspective, we are moving medical supplies every day on a space-available basis as we’ve integrated our forces into the flow and gotten them into Haiti,” Dyer said. “Today [Friday] we had a C-17 that actually left here with eight pallets of medical supplies as part of its load. So we’re doing what we can to contribute.”
LISTEN to the interview.
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