• Warehouse workers from the US Army Garrison, Torii Station move containers into position for transportation to Naha Port.  The United States government agreed to provide Healthcare & Nutrition products to the citizens of Sri Lanka after their country was torn apart by internal conflicts.  Most of the hospitals were destroyed during the fighting.

    Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka

    Warehouse workers from the US Army Garrison, Torii Station move containers into position for transportation to Naha Port. The United States government agreed to provide Healthcare & Nutrition products to the citizens of Sri Lanka after their country...

  • Two of 26 containers were being filled with humanitarian aid supplies at Camp Kinser on Okinawa, Japan. The containers will be shipped to Sri Lanka this week.

    Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka

    Two of 26 containers were being filled with humanitarian aid supplies at Camp Kinser on Okinawa, Japan. The containers will be shipped to Sri Lanka this week.

  • From left to right...Kaoru Teruya, U.S. Army Garrison, Torii Station, Okinawa along with SPC Lucas Callaghan and SGT Jesse Burk, from the 87th Quartermaster Detachment on Okinawa, Japan fix wooden braces on one of 26 containers destined for Sri Lanka. Over $1.6 million in healthcare and nutritional products are being sent this week to help the citizens of Sri Lanka after civil war destroyed most of the health care facilities.

    Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka

    From left to right...Kaoru Teruya, U.S. Army Garrison, Torii Station, Okinawa along with SPC Lucas Callaghan and SGT Jesse Burk, from the 87th Quartermaster Detachment on Okinawa, Japan fix wooden braces on one of 26 containers destined for Sri Lanka...

  • U.S. Army SPC Lucas Callaghan, 87th Quartermaster Detachment on Okinawa, Japan carefully reviews the contents of an ambulance prior to shipment to Sri Lanka.  Over $1.6 million in health related products were loaded into 26 containers during the past two days.  The products are destined to Sri Lanka as part of an effort by the United States government to provided humanitarian aid after a civil war destroyed most of the health care facilities.

    Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka

    U.S. Army SPC Lucas Callaghan, 87th Quartermaster Detachment on Okinawa, Japan carefully reviews the contents of an ambulance prior to shipment to Sri Lanka. Over $1.6 million in health related products were loaded into 26 containers during the past...

In today's world of economic disasters, unemployment levels not seen in 25 years, and the vast majority of mankind unwilling reach out and help someone, a small group of Japanese and Americans joined together this week to prepare products destined to Sri Lanka. Army service members of the 87th Quartermaster Detachment along with warehouse workers from the U.S. Army Garrison, Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan, spent four days loading 26 contains filled with $1.6 million in healthcare and nutritional related products. Included in the relief package were four vehicles and one ambulance.

SGT Jesse Burk explained, "this truly represents one of the reasons I joined the military. Our country is blessed with ordinary people who do extraordinary activities. I am humbled to have this opportunity to give something back by helping our Japanese partners prepare these containers for
shipment to Sri Lanka."

Kunii Hideki a warehouse worker echoed SGT Burks comment stating, "I am very proud to have this opportunity providing assistance to the citizens of Sri Lanka.

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