10th Trans Co returns from mission in Haiti
April 2, 2010
<b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- The 10th Transportation Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, deployed approximately 160 Soldiers in Support of Operation Unified Response in Port Au Prince, Haiti, Jan. 23. There, they provided logistical support for a myriad of people and units. They distributed medical supplies to hospitals and worked in Cite Soleil. The unit returned to Hunter Army Airfield, March 28.
The Ghostriders worked with various organizations, including the United Nations, Red Cross and the World Food Program, to distribute food and relief supplies from warehouses to 15 different distribution locations throughout Haiti. Along with working with the UN, they served as escort trucks. The 10th Trans Co. Soldiers followed loaded trucks from the warehouses to the Humanitarian Staging Area. The Soldiers frequently visited a local orphanage to uplift the spirits of local children.
The company achieved several significant accomplishments during their deployment, which included 365 missions, more than 79,430 miles on the roads of Port Au Prince, Haiti, and hauled nearly 48,000 short tons. The 10th Trans Co. also supported the surge of military, civilian, and coalition personnel arriving and departing Haiti.