Congressman John Garamendi

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Congressman Garamendi Offers Condolences to the People of Haiti

January 13, 2010
Press Release

Travis Air Force Base Participates in Humanitarian Aid and Recovery Operation

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek) today offered his deepest condolences to the people of Haiti who have lost an untold number of people in that nation’s worst earthquake in more than 200 years. Congressman Garamendi issued the following statement:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti. The people of Haiti need immediate assistance from the international community to help recover from this devastating earthquake.

"Travis Air Force Base, located in California’s 10th Congressional District, is playing its part in this response as well. I have been informed that Travis will ship out a C-17 from the 21st Airlift Squadron of the 60th Air Mobility Wing, make a stop in Riverside, CA to pick up supplies and personnel, and then arrive in Haiti for relief purposes. This is the first plane sent out from the entire Air Mobility Command of the USA, and a vital step in the much broader relief effort.

"Many men and women in uniform from Travis Air Force Base are taking part in this relief effort, and it is truly an honor to represent them in Congress. As always, they are on the front lines of U.S. humanitarian assistance around the globe."

The Haiti Earthquake Task Force has set up a number to call to relay information concerning American Citizens in Haiti. That number is 1-888-407-4747.

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