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NAVFAC Southeast to Send Transportation Support to Aid Haiti Relief Efforts

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Story Number: NNS100123-06
Release Date: 1/23/2010 10:48:00 AM

From Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast is sending support from its Base Support Vehicle and Equipment (BSVE) Transportation Department to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to aid Haiti relief efforts on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba.

"The Navy is providing equipment such as generators and light plants along with vehicles necessary to transport equipment to where it will be utilized," said Michael Wood, NAVFAC Southeast transportation specialist who is headed to GTMO Jan. 23 to assist with these arrangements by supporting the GTMO Public Works Department.

The generators will provide additional power to accommodate the increased capacity in support of Joint Logistics Hub GTMO.

Currently, the vehicles are coming from the NAVFAC Southeast region and large generators are coming from Port Hueneme, Calif., but other Facilities Engineering Commands are also ready to support if called upon.

NAVFAC Southeast's BSVE Transportation Department provides support to naval shore and fleet commands for the management, administration, acquisition, operation, and maintenance of non-tactical Civil Engineering Support Equipment (CESE).

Its mission encompasses equipment procurement, rentals, long/short term assignments, and maintenance for a variety of Department of Defense customers. Equipment support includes firefighting equipment, mobile weight handling equipment, rail operations, material handling equipment and various types of vehicles.

U.S. Naval Station GTMO is serving as a hub for logistics and personnel providing humanitarian assistance to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response.

For more news from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navfachq/.



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