breaking news

Multi-vehicle accident shuts down southbound I-675 in Centerville

Puerto Rico hurricane recovery: Ohio National Guard sends medical equipment


The Ohio National Guard has sent much-needed medical equipment to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery efforts. 

The equipment -- generators, emergency medical equipment, ventilators, X-ray machines and more -- left Monday, Oct. 9, from Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base on board two C-130 Hercules aircraft.

WATCH: Videos of wildfire destruction in Napa Valley

The equipment is part of the Ohio National Guard’s support to Puerto Rico that includes more than 40 soldiers from the 285th Medical Company (Area Support), based out of Columbus. 

The 285th deployed Oct. 5, establishing initial communications with other units and organizations already working in Puerto Rico, as well as conducting site surveys and operational assessments necessary for a base camp. 

“The last several days, we have been making connections and laying down the foundation 

needed for the mission to be accomplished,” Maj. Bryanna Singleton, 285th ASMC commander, said in a prepared statement released Tuesday.

“With our medical equipment now arriving, we are fully capable and functional to start our mission toward helping the people of Puerto Rico,” she said.

RELATED:

Dayton region sets up aid to Puerto Rico

3 area soldiers part of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

Springfield unit has delivered kitchen equipment to Puerto Rico

The unit will provide trauma health care, preventative medicine consultation, optometry support, mental health consultation and evacuation of patients in Puerto Rico.

GOT A TIP? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Otterbein Lebanon trades land for outdoor sports complex
Otterbein Lebanon trades land for outdoor sports complex

Otterbein Lebanon transferred about 107 aces of their land to Warren County on Oct. 2, in lieu of an outdoor sports complex project.  The project may potentially begin this November. It will begin the “Union Village” plan that Otterbein is developing to create a high-quality village that “preserves the very strong sense...
Ohio income tax collection change ‘a solution in search of a problem’
Ohio income tax collection change ‘a solution in search of a problem’

A state change would weaken local oversight in collecting business taxes and, according to Miamisburg’s city manager, is a “solution in search of a problem.” Miamisburg is looking to join other cities and villages across Ohio in challenging the constitutionality of a change that would allow the state to collect local taxes as means...
Tiny technology helps breast cancer surgery patients
Tiny technology helps breast cancer surgery patients

Breast imaging technology has become more refined, allowing many breast abnormalities and cancers to be detected before they can be felt with a physical exam. While early detection allows for treatment to begin sooner and for patients to have better outcomes, it also presents a greater challenge in precisely locating and removing smaller or deeper...
2 creating YouTube video survive close call with train, Fairborn fire official says
2 creating YouTube video survive close call with train, Fairborn fire official says

UPDATE @ 8 p.m.: Two people videotaping for the purpose of posting their exploits to YouTube escaped injury when one of them allegedly rolled off railroad tracks as a train approached, and the second apparently standing too close to the tracks was thrown to the ground when the train hit the backpack that person was holding.  That's the early...
City of Dayton responds to Turner’s allegations HUD funds mismanaged
City of Dayton responds to Turner’s allegations HUD funds mismanaged

The city of Dayton has responded to allegations from U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, that accuse the city of "mismanagement and loss" of federal HUD HOME Investment Partnership Program funds. Monday, Republican Congressman Turner wrote in a letter to Mayor Nan Whaley, asking for an "update on the city's mismanagement and loss of (HUD)...
More Stories