San Diego-based Naval personnel deliver 50,000 pounds of supplies to Mexico following quake
12:40 PM, Sep 22, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego-based naval supply specialists helped transport more than 50,000 pounds of supplies to Mexico as part of relief efforts following a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake this week.
Servicemembers with NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego helped coordinate the delivery of 48 pallets of medical, water sanitation, and hygiene supplies to the affected region, after the White House ordered the delivery of aid.
"Very quickly after receiving the call, we were able to get the humanitarian aid identified, sorted, packed, banded and transported to the flight line for delivery," Craig Horton, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Department director, said. "To lend a hand in helping a nation in their time of need was an incredibly important priority for us."
The earthquake that struck near Mexico City has killed more than 200 people and caused heavy damage the structures around the region. Relief efforts are ongoing.
"The Navy isn't just a fighting force; we are also ambassadors of goodwill between the United States and many other countries," Rich Monahan, ILS engineering division officer, said. "We are a team of Sailors and civil servants who care about our global neighbors."
FLC San Diego is one of eight FLCs providing support services to branches of the military, including transportation, hazardous material management, fuel, support, and more.