Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bragg soldiers heading to Haiti

from the Fayetteville Observer:

Fort Bragg is sending a battalion to Haiti to help with humanitarian efforts in the wake of Tuesday's devastating earthquake.
More than 100 soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 73rd Infantry are to travel to Haiti this afternoon, according to a release issued by Fort Bragg this morning. The rest of the battalion is to deploy tomorrow. It will be joined by about 800 soldiers in a 2nd Brigade Combat Team Command & Control Element.
Meanwhile, a six-person liaison team was sent to Miami Wednesday night by the XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters to assist with the planning effort.
In the release, Fort Bragg said its units "are highly trained and ready to respond to crises such as this tragic event in Haiti and fully prepared to support the mission as long as required to do so."
Soldiers from Fort Bragg will continue preparations for additional deployments for continued support if called upon, the release said.


MightyMom said...

don't know if you heard...Pops' soldier's deploying to Haiti.

ABNPOPPA said...

'dad, What MM says is correct only problem is Rapid Response Force is not so rapid due to politicians/newspaper/ and sports stars dishing landings at the airport. As I post my Paratrooper is still sitting on his arse in the Battery. Hurry up and wait, never changes.

Hope yo'al' are well.