• An Italian employee of the 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade helps load an 18-wheeler full of USAID wool blankets destined for Georgia as part of a USAID humanitarian assistance relief effort. 

The office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance sent aid to the Philippines and Myanmar earlier this summer.

    3/405th AFSB supports USAID mission to the Republic of Georgia

    An Italian employee of the 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade helps load an 18-wheeler full of USAID wool blankets destined for Georgia as part of a USAID humanitarian assistance relief effort. The office of U.S. Foreign Disaster...

  • Petty Officer 1st Class Glen Turner (right) discusses reconfiguring a payload of humanitarian aid with a Carabinieri from Camp Darby and an
Italian Soldier assigned to the 46th Air Brigade while by on the Pisa airport tarmac. 

Transporting the humanitarian assistance from Pisa to Georgia required careful logistical coordination between the 3rd Battalion
of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, the SETAF Carabinieri, the Navy Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46, the Italian Air Brigade and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

    3/405th AFSB supports USAID mission to the Republic of Georgia

    Petty Officer 1st Class Glen Turner (right) discusses reconfiguring a payload of humanitarian aid with a Carabinieri from Camp Darby and an Italian Soldier assigned to the 46th Air Brigade while by on the Pisa airport tarmac. Transporting the...

  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Krzesinski, a naval reservist serving with Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 located on Naval Air Station Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, checks the cinches on a pallet of Humanitarian Aid being sent to the Republic of Georgia from Camp Darby, Italy.

    3/405th AFSB supports USAID mission to the Republic of Georgia

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Krzesinski, a naval reservist serving with Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 46 located on Naval Air Station Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, checks the cinches on a pallet of Humanitarian Aid being sent to the Republic of Georgia...

SECKENHEIM, GERMANY - The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, headquartered at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, answered an urgent call from the U.S. Agency for International Development to prepare humanitarian supplies for shipment to Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

Upon request from USAID, the battalion prepared 2,256 hygiene kits and 4,000 wool blankets for immediate distribution to the crisis region. The 3/405th AFSB is responsible for the storage and maintenance of USAID humanitarian supplies under an interagency agreement between the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Army.

Col. Jack Haley, the commander of the 405th AFSB, commented on the battalion's responsiveness in support of the crisis in the Republic of Georgia.

"Our battalion in Italy can quickly support missions on a far reaching international scale and assist people in need thousands of miles away," he said.

The Camp Darby Italian base commander Col. Raffaele Iubini added that support to humanitarian aid missions is one of the most important and far reaching missions for Camp Darby.

"We have the ability to respond rapidly due to the excellent infrastructure and coordination between U.S. and Italian military structures, and that makes a huge difference for those waiting on the aid," Iubini said.

The humanitarian supplies departed Italy via a U.S. European Command airlift Aug. 18.

According to the USAID website, United Nations agencies estimate that up to 70,000 people are displaced within the Republic of Georgia and as many as 30,000 people may be displaced in Russia.

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