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    Fort Lee unit heads to NYC for hurricane recovery operations

    Fort Lee unit heads to NYC for hurricane recovery operations

    Photo By Terrance Bell | Pfc. John Lopez and Pfc. Kyle Lamb, 108th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat...... read more read more

    FORT LEE, VA, UNITED STATES

    11.02.2012

    Story by Stephen Baker 

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee

    FORT LEE, Va. – Soldiers from a local Army unit are on the way to New York City today to help pump water from flooded areas in support of recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    Twenty-four men and women from the Fort Lee-based 108th Quartermaster Company were called to action Thursday and mobilized immediately. They spent the day preparing and loading gear and supplies, including a half-dozen 350 gallon-per-minute pumps, fuel, food, cots and other items needed to keep the equipment and troops operational.

    First Lt. Melanie Wells, the platoon leader in charge of the troops during the deployment, said her unit is always ready for a humanitarian mission.

    “They’re ready to help their fellow man,” she said of her soldiers.

    “They’re ready to get up there and see what they can contribute to help people get back in their homes.”

    While the soldiers are scheduled to be deployed for one or two weeks, Wells said they are bringing enough supplies for up to two months of operations.

    The 108th Quartermaster Company is organized under the 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade.

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    Date Taken: 11.02.2012
    Date Posted: 11.02.2012 09:39
    Story ID: 97180
    Location: FORT LEE, VA, US 

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