Airmen Deploy From Mansfield To Aid Hurricane Relief Efforts

  • 9/13/2017 5:49:46 PM
  • Sartaj Aujla
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Airmen from the 200th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE) departed from Mansfield Lahm Airport on Wednesday to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts. 

Twenty Airmen departed from the 179th Airlift Wing, located at Mansfield Lahm Airport, to the U.S Virgin Islands. 

The 200th RED HORSE will establish a Disaster Relief Bed-down Systems (DRBS) and deployable kits that are capable of providing basic housing and life support facilities such as tents, latrines, and showers for up to 500 people. 

The 200th RED HORSE squadron is headquartered in Port Clinton, Ohio. The squadron is equipped to provide engineering, construction, and logistics capabilities worldwide.

More than 600 RED HORSE Airmen have deployed in the last year to five countries, six states and one territory in support of missions around the world. 

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