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DOD Humanitarian Assistance still on standby, checking trucks

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The Defense Department's Humanitarian Assistance Excess Property Program, headquartered at MCLB-Albany, is still on standby to send supplies to Japan.

Managers now know their smaller warehouse in Okinawa, Japan was not damaged and is able to offer assistance. They're still talking with the Japanese government to see what type of assistance they need. One request is for fire trucks and firefighting equipment which are only available at the Albany warehouse. They inspected two trucks Monday.

"What we're doing is pre-staging materials that they've requested such as blankets, mattresses, fire fighting equipment and also recently they're looking for fire trucks, so that's one of the other thing that came up this morning as far as if they have any available in our warehouses," said Bill Lane, DOD Humanitarian Assistance Program Director.

Workers here are already working out transportation details in case their called on to deliver supplies. Albany's warehouse houses everything from medical supplies, to emergency meals, to supplies to outfit a school.


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