Pakistan — Officials Detail Latest U.S. Support for Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2010 — U.S. offi­cials in Islam­abad, Pak­istan, have pro­vid­ed updat­ed facts and fig­ures for the sup­port the Unit­ed States is pro­vid­ing to the flood-strick­en coun­try:

— Four more Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight heli­copters arrived yes­ter­day, bring­ing to 15 the total num­ber of U.S. mil­i­tary heli­copters in Pak­istan.

— Navy and Marine Corps heli­copters at Ghazi Air Base con­tin­ued relief oper­a­tions yes­ter­day in Pakistan’s Swat Val­ley, while Air Force C‑130 car­go air­craft based in Afghanistan trans­port­ed inter­na­tion­al aid from the Pak­istani air force’s cen­tral flood relief cell at Chak­lala Air Force Base to Sukkur, Pak­istan.

— U.S. mil­i­tary heli­copters sup­port­ing relief oper­a­tions in Pak­istan trans­port­ed 106,468 pounds of relief sup­plies and res­cued 616 peo­ple yes­ter­day.

— Three U.S. mil­i­tary C‑130 air­craft trans­port­ed 60,000 pounds of food and relief sup­plies from Rawalpin­di to Sukkur yes­ter­day in sup­port of air­lift requests by the Pak­istani gov­ern­ment.

— Through yes­ter­day U.S. mil­i­tary heli­copter crews had res­cued 4,594 peo­ple and trans­port­ed 558,508 pounds of relief sup­plies since Aug. 5.

— U.S. mil­i­tary C‑130s trans­port­ed 194,000 pounds of sup­plies Aug. 16–18.

U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs)

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