N.D. Air National Guard sends hurricane relief to U.S. Virgin Islands

Photo Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard
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BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Air National Guard joined the relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, sending approximately 80 tons of equipment.

In a press release sent out Tuesday, the National Guard says 20 Airmen from the 119th Wing packed and loaded their Disaster Relief Beddown System (DRBS) onto six C-130s Hercules aircraft this past weekend for transport to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The DRBS package consists of temporary emergency shelter designed to house 150 people with a place to sleep, and includes showers, laundry facilities, latrines, water purification, generators and power distribution.

Three members of the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron will accompany the DRBS to the U.S. Virgin Islands then hand off the system to units already in place.