US Navy’s USS Ashland (LSD 48) is scheduled to arrive in Saipan on August 7 to provide relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor, which devastated the island on August 2-3.
Agencies including the Government of Guam, American Red Cross, Ayuda Foundation and other non-profit/non-governmental organizations have provided supplies to aid in the effort.
Upon arriving in Saipan, the supplies will be sent to distribution sites, shelters and schools around the island.
Ashland Commanding Officer Cmdr. Daniel Duhan, said:
Ashland, as part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Readiness Group, has been underway in the region conducting routine training and exercises. We have precisely the capabilities and capacity, at the right place and time to respond.
Along with the 31st MEU, we are just one part of Typhoon Soudelor relief efforts.
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