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International Assistance for Katrina
9/23/2005 1600L
(Changes from yesterday's highlights are italicized)

StatuslHighlights

• A total of 127 countries, '16 international organizations, and 2 foreign parties


(Palestinian Authority and Taiwan) have offered assistance.
o The US to date has accepted offers of assistance from 96 countries, 6
organizations and 2 foreign parties.
• To date we have received 48 commodity flights of internationally donated goods
such as food, blankets, generators, school supplies, shelter materials,
telecommunications equipment, and other emergency relief commodities.

• Mere than 2,430 (+~G) metric tons of donated goods have been received at Little
Rock Air Force Base, and 120 truckloads of foreign-donated commodities have
been transported from there to distribution centers in Louisiana, Mississippi, .
Arkansas and Texas.
• NATO Hurricane Katrina Relief:
0", NA.T.O Transportation of European assistance continues to flow in
'\' ,,' ;!tSoo'rdin'£tion with NORTHCOM and DOS. ' ':':;' :,; \:, "1";/
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o The Etidpean Atlantic Disaster Relief Coordination Center (EADRCC) at "/

NATO HQ continues planning and working with DOS, the NATO AMCC,
Joint Command Lisbon and European Nations offering assistance.
o Two flights are scheduled for 23 Sep, and the final four are scheduled
between 28 Sep and 4 Oct.

• Reconstruction Needs .
o Ron Sherman, FEMA Housmg, per telecom 2 I Sep, asked that effOrts to
secure modular housing from European allies cease.
o NSC, OFDA and OSDIISA informed ofFEMA's decision. By mutual
agreement no action will be taken to inform NATO until next week
. (following Hurricane Rita).

Last 24 HourslPending International Assistance Flights

Country Schedule Contents


NATO* 23 Sep (NATO Airlift) Remainder of commodities
outlined in previous flights
NATO* 23 Sep (NATO Airlift) Remainder of commodities
outlined in previous flights
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UNlTED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 20 OCT 2906 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Peru 24Sep Bandages
NATO* 28 Sep Remainder of commodities
outlined in previous flights
NATO* 30 Sep Remainder of commodities
outlined in previous flights
NATO 2 Oct Remainder of commodities
outlined in previous flights
NATO* 4 Oct Remainder of commodities
outlined in.previous flights
* All NATO cargo is subject to redistribution among aircraft. European Countries
contributing Include: Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Romania, Norway,
Finland, Slovenia, Slovak Republic

Issues

MREs
o Foreign MREs donated in response to Katrina remain under FEMA and Office of
Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) control.
o Current plans call for storing the non-usable MREs in the OFDAfUK warehouse in
Florida for future use by the UK in other potential disaster' areas. The NSC is working
with FEMA to secure the official turnover of the MREs to the UK AID organization.
o The following article appeared in the European Stars and Stripes on 23 Sep
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JACKSONVILLE, Ark -
British ready-to-eat meals donatedfor Hu~ricaneKat;inavictims are stuck on shelves at
Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, the hub for all international Katrina aid,
because ofstrict US. regulations put in place after a mad cow disease scare. The meals
containing British meat cannot be used because U.S. regulations prohibit the importation
ofBritish beefand poultry. The prohibition was put in place after the degenerative
disease was found in British cattle. A human form ofthe disease can be deadly.
- - - - - - - - ' - - - <..We are not saying these MREs are unfit or unsafe, ·'If:"S:"7J.gri·7'icum/ftotu'TJjr'7'Je--lDT.e~prl71arvrt'''''m''''e''''nrt-t- - - - - - - -

spokeswoman Terri Teuber said Tuesday. "We're saying they don't meet the importation
standards, and they are being set aside."
She said the number ofBritish meals involved was not available and that some ofthe
MREs without meat were distributed.
From The Associated Press

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Mornin'g..

Just wanted to give you some visibility on what NATO has in the pipeline.
We'll keep everyone advised accordingly. Section highlighted in red may be of interest to 000.

Regards,
Todd
USAIO/OFDA Logistics

From: nntkabina_nato
sent: Monday, september 12, 20057:36 AM
To: nntkabina_rmi rmtkabina_ioi rmtkatrinaJc; rmtkatrina_eu1
Cc: 'eadrcc@hq,nato.lnt'i 'cepc!@hq,nato,int'
Subject: NATO Airflow - Updated information on next several days' actiVities
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Folks,
Based on my conversations with NATO's EADRCC and Allied Movements Coordination Center (AMCC) this
moming, I offer the following information: .
- Acft #1 has departed its NATO airbase and is on schedule to arrive at LiUle Rock AFB on time af1930 GMT
(1430 COT). There will be extensive press coverage of the airaatrs arrival (and it's already been heralded on
CNN this morning). .
- Acft #1 is currently planned to return to Europe, re-position itself and on-load cargo in Slovenia, then fly back to
LR AFB, arriving with approximately 10 tons of cargo on Friday, 16 Sept
- Acft #2 is currently scheduled to be fully operational and configured for maximum cargo load (12 pallets) by this
Friday, 16 Sep. This will allow NATO to use both of its 8-707 cargo aircraft to support this operation.
- Realising the need to expedite delivery of European nations' donated items, the AMCC is currently working with
the US in order to use Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as a second air hub and to use opportune airlift (e.g, C-17
aircraft returning to the US from Ramstein) to carry donated items to LR AFB. In antlclpation of agreement soon
being concluded, NATO has authorised use of NATO Response Force (NRF) airlift assets, i.e., C-130 and C·160
aircraft, to ferry items from donor nations to Ramstein for consolidation and onword flow to LR AFB via opportune
airlift. ' .
- As a result of the above, Denmark and Slovakia have been invited to move their accepted items to Ramstein for
onward movement.
- To re-affirm previous comments, NATO's North Atlantic Council (NAC) has declared that all its expenses in
support of this operation will be common-funded by NATO. Le.• NATO will not seek re-imbursement from the US
for costs incurred.

David Fortna

7/7/2006
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. European Commission
Civil Protection Co-operation Mechan~LEASED IN PART
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Information on Major Event / in I USA I Hurricane Katrina I Message No. 16

To: Member States' Competent Authorities and Contact Points

From: Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC)

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• Confirmed Hurricane Katrina fatalities rose to 792 (source BBC). This number
continues to increase as detailed search and rescue operations are undertaken.
• Recovery operations are continuing. The overall situation steadily improves. Military
forces in the region are starting to be reduced.
• It is estimated that water levels in the New Orleans area will return to normal by mid-
October, water is currently being pumped out at a rate of about 44 billion litres a day
(46 Million tonnes a day). Concern remains over dangerous levels of sewage-related.
bacteria and toxic chemicals.
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• Ophelia, at present, is not expected to make landfall.
• President Bush made his fourth trip to the affected area on Sept 15 and announced
rebUilding plans for the region in a televised address from New Orleans.
• Local response arrangements have not been changed. (See MIC Message 15)

2. EU & International Response


In total, over 120 countries, and 13 international & regional organisations have
offered assistance, inclUding all countries participating in the Mechanism.
The following European assistance has been provided or is accepted in support to the
relief operations:

COUNTRY STATUS ASSISTANCE


Austria Accepted 300 beds, 500 tarps
Belgium Deployed B-FAST team with 10 personnel
Czech Accepted 24,000 blankets, 600 camp beds and 14
Republic large tents

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW.AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 18 MAY 2007 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Denmark Accepted 10,000 blankets 2 rubhallsand 3,500 f rst
aid kits
Finland Accepted 9,000 sheets, 200 small tarps, 200 first aid
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kits, 120 cooler cases, 1,000 pillow cas ~s
and 3,500 thermo sheets
Deployed 3 logistic experts
France Delivered 40 tents, 400 tarps, 2,000 MREs
Deployed 17 diver~._...
Germany Delivered 40,000 MREs
Deployed THW unit with 94 personnel + 15 pumps
and other equipment
Greece (Accepted) towels (quantity not known)
.(Accepted) cruise ship
Hungary Deployed 8 personnel deployed with charity
organizations
Italy Delivered 300 beds, 300 blankets, 600 sheets, 1 .
pump, 11,200 chlorine tabs, 6 rafts, 5 Irst
--_.- - - - - - - - - - -
aid kits, 1,0001bs formula, 6,OOOIbs
-foodstuff5,-8 emergency staff~ ----
Returned emergency team
luxembourg .cAccepted .. _. , jjOOO~Camp_beds2;000-blankets_- -- ...

Deployed (with German team of 5 personnel (will change shift on


THW) 19 Sept.)
Netherlands Deployed Pumping team, including 3 pumps and
transport
Returned HMNLS Van Amstel
Norway Accepted 12,000 blankets, 8 tents and 7 first aid kits
(Deployed on 16 Sept)
Romania (Accepted) Tents (quantity unknown)
Slovak Accepted 25,000 blankets 500 camp beds 1,000 first
Republic aids .end liquid soap
Slovenia Accepted 250 camp beds 780 blankets and 2,000
first aid kits (Deployed on 16 Sept)
Spain Delivered 6,200 MREs, 20 tents, 200 blankets and
medical supplies.
Sweden Deployed telecom equipment, 2 technicians, 1
coordinator .
UK Delivered 468,000 MREs, 2,900 blankets
KEY

accepted =acceptance by US authorities confinned


.
(accepted) = acceptance indicated by MIC but details of US Buthorization. commodity details and/or point of contact need to be
forwarded to EU coordinator.

Deployed = deployed personnel in field with specialist equipment or skills

Delivered = delivered material assistance

Returned = were deployed and have now returned to country of origin

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Several Member States (Malta, Cyprus) have provided financial support to the Hurricane
Katrina relief fund. In order to enable the MIC to maintain' a correct overview, Member
States are kindly asked to notify any changes in the offers, acceptances or delivery'
of assistance.
Following acceptance of offers of assistance by the State Department there remains the
opportunity to utilize NATO strategic lift to transport commodities to the US (through the
EADRCC). Additional airlift is being provided by Canada (1 x Airbus A-310) and the
Ukraine (1x AN-124) to help complete this mission. It is anticipated that NATO flights will
take place every other day from 15th Sept through to 23 rd Sept.
An overview of the (global) flight movement since 04 Sept - as listed by US OFDA .,
is attached to this message. (Flights listed in yellow have been received).
The second NATO flight with assistance from Austrian and the Slovak Republic was
scheduled for 15 Sept. A third flight with assistance from Norwayand further commodities
from the Czech Republic is scheduled for 17th Sept.
An overview of the (global) flight movements is attached in annex 1. N.B.: Flights listed in
yellow have been received. The list may not include all those offers that have been
accepted as they enter the list only when the flight approval procedure has been
,.. -eoneluded• .freAGh-car§o-f1ight-also-iAGludes-lJK-teAts-(29()Q~JaRkets)
The US military airbase at Little Rock, Arkansas (LRAFB) is the primary point of entry for
international assistance by air. LRAFB has a logistics unit in place for the reception and
disp-alcfldf-a's'sistance:-- cc --- - - , - - - - - - - - - - - --

The commodities are being called forward by FEMA field elements including JFOs. To
date 86 trucks have been sent out from LRAFB (19 to Mississippi, 61 to Louisiana, 4 to
Arkansas and 2 to Texas), inclUding commodities received from the Czech Republic,
France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
FEMA have highlighted the Swedish Ericsson equipment as particularly useful.

Operations in the New Orleans region:


The German led and Luxembourg supported THW team continues to work closely with the
local authorities as well as with US forces and is housed on US Naval vessel Shreveport
together with the Dutch team. The THW team have 12 major pumps operating in St
Bernard and Jefferson parishes. In addition to this, the team is undertaking a variety of
smaller scale pumping activities in the New Orleans area and has helped to return to use
of at least 3 permanent pump stations so far. The team have also been contributing to
contingency planning to deal with the heavy rainfall anticipated in the next few days. The
Washington Times on Sept 15 ran an article on THW work with interviews of the team
members.
A French diving team arrived in the New Orleans area on Tuesday (13th Sept) and is
working in collaboration with the US Navy. The team has been split into two. One team
has been helping identify and unblock marine channels whilst the other has been
conducting underwater searches and the recovery of bodies. Team leader M. Arnault
reports they are due to move on to work in the Gulfport area tomorrow.
The Dutch pumping team is conducting operations in Plaquemines parish, the team
consists of five experts, three pumps of 50 cubic metres flow per minute, and
transportation. The team is now located on board US Naval vessel Shreveport.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Co-ordination:
EU co-ordinat01 "ill return to the UK on 17 Se tember. He will be replaced B6
by the Danish co-ordination expe s on his B6
way to Baton Rouge where he wi assume co-or Ina Ion an raison u res. e will be
embedded in the OFDAlState department cell within the FEMA regional response centre.
A joint OFDAIUN/EU mission to New Orleans is planned for Saturday 17th Sept.
The head of the US State Department task force responding to Hurricane Katrina visited
the EU team to pass on his appreciation for the EU's contributions to the emergency
response and for the team's assistance with co-ordination of that response.

5. Contact details:
EU Coordination Expert I 'Office : BE
Until 17 September Mobile:
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EU Coordination Expert I Mocue:, B6
As from 14 September
THW/Lux Team ~aH·".D.: I
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Dutch Team Phone: -
French diving team Phone:

Request for assistance: [8J yes D no; future request: D probable D not yet known
Type of assistance [8] material 1'8l intervention team [8] expert or assessment team

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REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

ZAMOl8/05

TIle Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia presents its compliments
to the Embassy of the United States of America in Ljubljana and has the honour to
communicate that the Government of the Republic of Slovenia stands ready to assist
in the removal of the consequences of the devastating Hurricane Katrina which struck
the southern part of the USA.

TIle Government is willing to offer immediate technical assistance in the form of


generators and water pwnps as well as humanitarian assistance (blankets, medicines
etc.),

The Slovenian Red Cross and other Slovenian humanitarian organizations are also
prepared to assist.

Any additional specific needs which may. arise during the salvaging and
reconstruction of the affected areas will be considered favourably by the Government
.of the Republic of Slovenia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the
Embassy of the United States of America in Ljubljana the assurances of its highest
consideration.6!tr

Ljubljana, 2 September 2005

Embassy oftbe
United States of America

LJUBLJANA

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. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 24 AUG 2006 200503991 . 5"Oq~
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Choi, Martino I

·From: Trim. Vernelle X


Sent: Friday, September 02,20051 :18 PM
To: Pekala, Mark A; TaskForce-1
Cc: Kostelancik, David J
Subject: Slovenia offers relief assistance

Slovenia has offered to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts by providing
generators, water pumps, blankets, medicines, etc. The Slovenian Red Cross and other
humanitarian organizations also stand ready to assist.
Vernelle Trim
Slovenia Desk Officer
X 67152

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMIVHNJA
DA'ffi~~~lMD: u SEP 2006 200503991
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Chait Martino I
From: CMS TaskForce 1E
Sent: SaturdaY,September 10, 20054:28 AM
To: 'rtilt_katrina@ofda.net'
Cc: TaskForce-1
SUbject: ACCEPTANCE OF Siovenian ASSISTANCE

Importance: High

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Subject: TFUS01: ACCEPTANCE OF HURRICANE KATRINA ASSISTANCE
Importance: High

SUBJECT: TFUS01: ACCEPTANCE OF HURRICANE KATRINA ASSISTANCE

1. (SaU) NIACT precedence to ensure delivery at earliest possible opportunity September


10. This is an action request -- see paras 2, 5 and 6.

2. (SBU) This cable contains the official USG reaction to Slovenian Government assistance
offers for Hurricane Katrina. Embassy Ljubljana should deliver the points in para 4 at
the highest appropriate level on Saturday, September 10.

3. (SaU) Please note that USG acceptance of an offer does not authorize immediate
transport of the assistance . . Post and host government should work with USAID/OFDA
Logistics Team and NATO and not/not load planes or request diplomatic (or FAA/CAA in the
case of civilian aircraft) flight clearances until arrangements are agreed in USG and NATO
channels. '
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 lTNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
4. (BBU) Begin points:

The U.S. Government is grateful for the generous offer of assistance from the
Government of Slovenia in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The situation on the ground is dynamic, and the U.S.


Government emergency response authorities continue to determine what is required most
urgently to meet the immediate needs of those SUffering from the hurricane's impact.

We accept your offer of:


-780 blankets; .
-250 camp beds;
-2000 First Aid kits.

Our current assessment is that we do not have a need at this time for your generous
offer of:
-generators;
-water pumps.

We encourage your Government to identify an English- speaking point of contact for


your offer of blankets, camp beds, and First Aid kits, and to have that individual contact
the USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
(OFDA) Logistics Team, as well as NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination
Center (EADRCC) to begin the necessary procedures for prompt acceptance of your shipment.
USAID/OFDA logistics contact information, available 24/7, is FLIGHTMOVEMENTREQ[at) .
OFDA.NET, and .
(703) 526-2206/2207.

The NATO Response Force will coordinate lift for NATO Ally and Partner contributions
and we understand it has assets immediately available.

5. (SBU) For London and USEU: Please convey to the UK (in its capacity as EU President)
and relevant European Union/Commission officials the USG acceptance of the offer outlined
in the points above. .

6. (SBU) For USNATO: Please inform the EADRCC of the USG acceptance of the offer.
outlined in the points above. We assume NATO will want to coordinate the logistical
arrangements for the accepted offers.
RICE

UNCLASSIFIED

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O'Herron, Petra C

From: Papazian. Elaine S


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 9:55 AM
To: TaskForce-1
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Cc: Corn. Tony; Trim. Vernelle X; Kulla, Morgan L
Subject: FW: Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance for Katrina Victims

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From: Iskra, Lojzka


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 5:49 AM
To: Walker, Vivian S; Trim, Vemelle X; Papazian, Elaine S
Cc: Post, Robert; ljubijana, Front Office; Robertson, Thomas B; Coleman, Maryruth; carpenter, Michael R
Subject: Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance for Katrina Victims

Ministry of Defense organized a press event to highlight Sloven ian donation to Katrina relief operation at the Brnik
airport - next to a NATO aircraft which will fly the supplies to the United States - today. Slovene Minister of
Defense Karel Erjavec and Ambassador Robertson delivered remarks; the Ambassador thanKed Slovenia for
assistance. All major Slovene media were present: STA (Slovene Press Agency), TV Slovenia. POP TV, INFO
TV. dailies DeJo and Dnevnik. free weekly Zurnal. and Reuters' photographer. .

Lojzka Iskra, Media Coordinator


Public Affairs Section
UiS. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: +386 } 200 5753
Fax: +386 r 4264284
E-mail: "}skraL@.state.gov"
hltp:lI~loveniri.usembassJI.gov

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E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: AEMR, 'EAID, PREL, US

SUBJECT: TFUS01: ACCEPTANCE OF HURRICANE KATRINA


ASSISTANCE

1. (SBU) NIACT precedence to ensure delivery at earliest


possible opportunity September 10. This is an action
request -- see paras 2, 5 and 6.

2. (SBU) This cable contains the official USG reaction to


Slovenian Government assistance offers for Hurricane
Katrina.·· Embassy Ljubljana should deliver the points in
para 4 at the highest appropriate level on Saturday,
September 10.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 27 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED 2

4. (SBU) Begin points:

The U.S. Government is grateful for the generous offer


of assistance from the Government of Slovenia in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The situation on the ground is dynamic, and the u.S.


Government emergency response authorities continue to
determine what is required most urgently to meet the
immediate needs of those suffering from the hurricane's
impact.

We accept your offer of:


-780 blankets;
-250 camp beds;
-2000 First Aid kits.

Our current assessment is that we do not have a need


at this time for your generous offer of:
-generators;
-water pumps.

We encourage your Government to identify an English-


speaking point of contact for your offer of blankets, camp
beds, and First Aid kits, and tbhave that individual
contact the USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
(OFDA) Logistics Team, as well as NATO's Euro-Atlantic
Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRC9) to begin
the necessary procedures for prompt acceptance of your
shipment. USAID/OFDA logistics contact information,
available 24/7, is FLIGHTMOYEMENTSREQ[at]OFDA.NET, and
(703) 526-2206/2207.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED 3

Union/Commission officials the USG acceptance of the offer


outlined in the points above.

6. (SBU) For USNATO:. Please inform the EADRCC of the USG


acceptance of the offer outlined in the points above. We
assume NATO will want to coordinate the logistical
arrangements for the accepted offers.
yy

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY RELEASED IN FULL
International Assistance for Katrina
9/27/20051600L
(Changes from the last highlights are italicized)

StatuslHighlights

• A total of 127 countries, 16 international organizations, and 2 foreign parties


(Palestinian Authority and Taiwan) have offered assistance.
o The US to date has accepted offers of assistance from 96 countries, 6
organizations and 2 foreign parties.
• To date we have received 51 commodity flights of internationally donated goods
such as food, blankets, generators, school supplies, shelter materials,
telecommunications equipment, and other emergency relief commodities.

• More than 2,430 metric tons of donated goods have been received at Little Rock
Air Force Base, and 127 (+2) truckloads of foreign-donated commodities have
been transported from there to distribution centers in Louisiana, Mississippi,
Arkansas and Texas.
• NATO Hurricane Katrina Relief:
. 0 NATO Transportation of European assistance continues in coordination
with NORTHCOM and DOS.
o The European Atlantic Disaster Relief Coordination Center (EADRCC) at
NATO HQ continues planning and working with DOS, the NATO AMCC,
Joint Command Lisbon and European Nations offering assistance.
o The fmal four flights will be scheduled before 4 Oct.

• Reconstruction Needs
o Ron Sherman, FEMA Housing, per telecom 21 Sep, asked that efforts to
secure modular housing from European allies cease.
o Await formal interagency decision by NSC, DOS, OFDA and OSDIISA
prior to informing NATO.

Last 24 HourslPending International Assistance Flights

Country Schedule Contents


NATO· 27Sep Remainder of commodities
outlined in previous flights
NATO· 29Sep , Remainder of commodities
outlined in previous flights
NATO· TBD Remainder of commodities
outlined in previous flights
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 22 AUG 2006 200503991 lTNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
( FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
NATO· TBD Remainder of commodities
outlined in previous flights
• All NATO cargo IS subject to redistribution among aircraft. European Countries
contributing include: Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Romania, Norway, Finland,
Slovenia, Slovak Republic

Issues

MREs
o Foreign MREs donated in response to Katrina remain under FEMA and Office of
Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) control.
o 826 pallets, 355.3 metric tons, of foreign MREs are being stored in a FEMA
warehouse.· Final disposition rests with FEMA.

. ,

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
INITIALS
APPR: J W
DRAFT: J W
CLR: AWE

UNCLASSIFIED ·RELEASED IN FULL· Dp\?:O

TFUSOl:J WIERICHS
06/28/06 (202) 647-9387
TFUSOl:J WIERICHS

S/ES-O:AWESTLING

S, D, P, E, T, M, G, .R, TFUSOl, S/ES-0-2, S/ES-3, S/ES-IRM,


S/ES-O/CMS, S/ES-EX, S~5
IMMEDIATE UNITED STATES, ALDAC IMMEDIATE, SPECIAL EMBASSY PROGRAM
IMMEDIATE+

INFORM CONSULS

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: PREL, PINS, AEMR, MARR, CAse, US,KHLS

SUBJECT: TFUSOI SITUATION REPORT NO .'016 AS OF 0500 EDT SATURDAY,


SEPTEMBER 10, 2005

Unclassified Telegram Text J Wierichs, Coordinator.

ACCERTANCE__OF__OFF'ERSOF ASSISTANCE--.---~
. _. - -_.. _--
(U) The Task Force has ~ent cables accepting offers of assistance
from Sweden, France, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway,
Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and South Korea. We expect additional
acceptances from FEMA within the next day or two. (FEMA, Task Force)

UN PARTICIPATION IN USAID RESPONSE MANAGEMENT TEAM

(U) As of September 9, a total of 32 UN staff were working closely


with the USAID Response Management Team (RMT). in Washington and in the
affected region on the USG response to Hurricane Katrina. Currently,
11 UN personnel are in Washington, 9 in Baton Rouge, 5 in Little Rock,
3 in Austin, 2 in Atlanta, 1 is at FEMA Headquarters, and 1 is
awaiting placement. On September 12, UN and USAID representatives

UNCLASSIFIED

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 04 OCT 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
lJNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED 2

will devise a plan for'next steps 'based on input from UN and USAID
staff in ,the field. (USAID/RMT)

STATUS OF MEXICAN ARMY ASSISTANCE

(U) The Mexican military contingent' in San Antonio, Texas, cooked and
served 3,000 lunches and 4,720 dinners to evacuees on September 9.
The Mexican contingent, which included medical personnel, is not
providing medical care to evacuees due to U.S. legal certification
requirements for prescribing medication. (NORTHCOM)

MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.

YY

" ,
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SECDEF WASHDC IMMEDIATE


SECDEF WASHINGTON DC -lMMEDIATE '."
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC//USD:SOLIC// IMMEDIATE
RHBVAKS/COMFIFTHFLT IMMEDIATE
RHBVQJQ/COMSIXTHFLT IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS!NGAHQ BETHESDA MD IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/COMFAIRMED NAPLES IT IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/COMUSNAVEUR DET LONDON UK IMMEDIATE
RHHJJAA/JICPAC HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE .
RHMFISS/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/HQ USSOCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFIUU/CDR USJFCOM NORFOLK'VA IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE IMMEDIATE
RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//DAPE-PRR-C/DAPE:PRO// IMMEDIATE
RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//DAPE:MO// IMMEDIATE
RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//DAMO-AOC-CAT!PCC// IMMEDIATE
RHMFlUU/CDR USTRANSCOM TCCC-A SCOTT AFB IL IMMEDIATE (UNCLAS MSG ONLY)
RHMFISS/CDR USSTRATCOM OFFUTT AFB NE IMMEDIATE
DIA WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC//TWC// IMMEDIATE
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON, DC. IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC//J-l/J-3:JOD// IMMEDIATE

UNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
NATO/EAP_C_ UNCLAS_SIFIJ;O
fr31'
EAORCC ExECUTIVE SUMMARY RELEASED IN FULL
REGARDING
NATO SUPPORT TO THE UNITED STATES
26 September 2005 09:00

(NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN BOLD)

•So far, twenty-three EAPC nations, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada,


Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1, Turkey
and Ukraine have communicated their offered assistance to the EADRCC;
• Twelve EAPC nations (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany,
Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia and United
Kingdom) have informed the EADRCC about their offers of assistance
through the EU.
• The EADRCC has leamt from the U.S. authorities that the following four
EAPC countries have also offered assistance: Albania, Armenia, Iceland and
Kazakhstan.
• Altogether 39 EAPC nations have offered assistance to the US; offers from 11
EAPC nations (Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece,
Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine)
were accepted by US authorities, including the donation of air-lift by Ukraine;
9 of the 11 nations made use of the NATO air-bridge, 1·nation (Luxembourg)
decided to have their donation transported commercially.
• On Saturday, 10 September 05,thel:JSBelegation at NATO informed about a
decision of the US State Department to accept offers from 7 co1lntries The
items accepted include urgently needed blankets, camp beds, tents, first aid
kits alld liquid soap.
• SHAPE J4 has deployed a liaison officer to the EADRCC until 21 September
·-05:-- ---- -.---- - --
• NATO/EADRCC - EU coordination has been established through the
EADRCt liaison officer in Washington D.C. and through the UK Delegation at
NATO on behalf of the UK EU Presidency.
• The first NATO cargo airplane has reached Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday,
12 September 2005, at 20:30 UTe with 12 tons of relief items from the Czech
Republic.
• 6-n -M~ri(iai 12September 2005, -the-US Delegation to NAto inTormed- tne ,- ..,
EADRCC about acceptance of offers from Austria and Finland.
• On Saturday, 17 September 2005, the' US authorities informed the EADRCC
about acceptance of parts of the offers from Greece. Also the offer from
Ukraine of an AN-124 strategic transport airplane has been accepted.
• US authorities have informed the EADRCC that they wish to have relief items
that have been donated by Allied and Partner nations to be delivered ~hrough

I Turkey recognises the Republic ofMacedonia with its constitutional name

NATO/EAPC UNCLASSIFIED
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE I
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 30 AUG 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
NATQ~EA'p~_UN_CI.AS~IFIED

the NATO air-bridge by 23 September 05 to Uttle Rock, Arkansas. As of


Wednesday, 21 September 05 this deadline is no longer being
interpreted as a cut-off date for NATO/EADRCC support to the U.S.
• Joint Command Lisbon, which is in charge of the coordinating NRF
transportation assets (maritime and tactical air), had dispatched a liaison
officer to the EADRCC from Monday, 12 September till Sunday, 18
September 2005.
• JC Lisbon has one RO-RO ship on 5 days notice (Capacity 1750 lane
meters). As of now, none of the relief items accepted by the US requires
sealift. .
• JC lisbon has fifteen NRF tactical transport aircraft (6 French C-130, 2 Italian
C-130, 2 German C-160, 4 UK C-130 and 1 Greek C-130).
• SHAPE has decided to concentrate US accepted donations in Ramstein AB,
Germany, which will serve as a strategic air hub for onward transportation.
Donating countries thatare closest to Ramstein have been requested to
move their donations by road to Ramstein with their own resources (Austria,
Finland and Slovak Republic). Other countries such as Czech Republic,
Denmark, Greece, Norway and Romania have been offered NRF tactical
airlift to move relief goods to Ramstein. All cargo consolidation from European
donating nations has been completed on 19 Septernber 05. Turkey allocated
two C-130 aircraft to NATO in the context of strategic transportation to USA
• A second dedicated NATO cargo flight has departed Thursday, 15 September
05 with cargo (Austrian and Slovakian donations) from Ramstein to Little
Rock, Arkansas.
• The-third·(B707) and fourth (CanadianA310)-dedicated NATe cargo flights
have left Ramstein on Saturday, 17 September 05, to carry Finish,
Norwegian, Slovak and Siovenian donations to the US.
• lhe fifth cargo flight (B-707)tOok place on 19 Septemb-erOOwittr8---titon1nms~orrlf:-------­
donations from Finland.
• The sixth cargo flight (Ukrainian AN-124) left Ramstein on 20 September 05 _
_ _ with 62 tons of donations from Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece and -
Romania. -
• The seventh cargo flight took off for Little Rock AFB on 21 September 05 with
18 tons of Czech Republic donations.
• Two (2) NATO cargo flights (26 tons) took place on 23 September 05.
--.EADRCC-SltRepNo-14hasbeen_was.issued_on .Erlday,_23_.S.ep.temb.e.r,_ _
2005. .
• SHAPE AMCC has informed that after Friday's missions a 20-pallet
backlog still exists with 35.6 tons of cargo. Further NATO flights (B 707)
are now scheduled to take place on 27, 29 and 30 SEP 05.
• US Authorities have requested to deploy again a NATO/EADRCC liaison
officer to Washington D.C. to coordinate, as necessary, movement of
donated goods from Ramstein to Little Rock. The liaison officer will
assume his functions in Washington D.C. on 29 September 05.
• EADRCC is monitoring consequences of Hurricane RITA

NATO/EAPC UNCLASSIFIED
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CMS TaskForce1C-Coordinator

From: Dankert, Roger L(Main State Rm 2422)


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:04 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: . PM-ActionTeam
Subject: FW: NATO itineraries

This is the corrected NATO flight version provided by Alan at OFDA this afternoon. Roger Dankert, PMAT Duty
Director

From: rmtkatrina_lol [mailto:rmtkatrlna_101@ofda.net]


sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 1:26 PM
To: canedo, Denese Merritt; Bennett Tim Civ AF/XOO-ARA; rmtkatrlna_lc; Butcher, William S
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan, TImothy G; CMS TaskForcelE(S/ES-Q/TF);
Gabby.Gabonia@pentagon.af.mil; Allen.Wlckman@pentagon.af.mil; rmtkatrina_nato
Subject: NATO Itineraries

Gidday Tim & Denise et al-

To clarify a few points:

There is a cargo bottleneck with the designated NATO 707 flights-limited cargo capacity of about 20 MT/f1ight thus
the remaining accepted NATO country goods being consolidated at Ramstein (anticipated at about 220 MT with
some volume restrictions; that is some of the goods like blankets will volume out the aircraft before weight does).

• N003 & N005 are 707 NATO flights (limited cargo capacity of about 20 MT per flight).
• NOQ4 is a Canadian military aircraft (probably limited to about 33 MT of cargo).
• N006 is a donated commercial aircraft to move the NATO goods (about 90-110 MT).
• WHY-to move the accepted goods (about 200 MT) from Ramsteln AFB to Little Rock no .Iater than
~~~~~---i2!33~S~ep.to allow for tlmelydlstributfon of the goods to the-fiefdlc-.~~~~~~~~~-------

• Note points In RED Below.


09-16-N003 NATO TCA3
Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents
ETD Ramstein 17/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF)'-,:-1=--=.7..:..::12::..::0:,=3-=-Oz=----:-:----,----_---,----- ----,------:-'------:--:=-------:-:-=----'"---=- _
NOTE,OFDA-UNSAID Airmovemenl request received &-circulated; diplomatic-request submitted & waiting for
------iCleafanee£~A-l:R-1-7-5ep_2000LcZ.,----------------------------------­
09-16-N004 NATO CAF A310
Czech Republic - Blankets, Camp Beds
. ·ETD-Ramstein-17/0800z-Arrive tittle Rock-(KtRFt17/TBD -
Note: Canadian military aircraft.
_ _ _O._9~t6~NO_Q5_NATO_'tCA4
- -- - -Czech-Republic--:;:-Remainder-or-BJankets~-Camp-Bed$- ---,--
ETD Ramstein 19/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 1912030z
Note: OFDA-USAID Airmovement Request received & circulated, diplomatic clearance granted. ETA·
LR 19 Sep 2000Z.
09-16-N006 NATO AN124
Denmark - Blankets, Rubb Halls, First Aid Kits
Finland - Sheets, Thermosheets, Cooler Cases, Small Tarps
Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents
Romania - Tents
ETD Ramstein Sept 19 or 20 (Time TBD) Arrive Little Rock (K~RF) TBO
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 24 AUG 2006 200503991
9/16/2005
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED Page 2 of5

Note: Awaiting details.


09-16-N007 NATO TCA 5
Slovenia - Blankets, Camp Beds, First Aid Kits
ETD Ramstein 21/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 21rrBD
Note: Awaiting details.
Alan
OFDA Logistics

From: canedo, Denese Merritt [mallto:canedoDM@state.gov]


sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 12:33 PM
To: 'Bennett Tim Civ AF/XOO-ARA'j rmtkatrlna_lc; Butcher, William S; rmtkatrina_lo1
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan, Timothy G; CMS TaskForcelE(S/ES-O{TF);
Gabby.Gabonia@pentagon.af.mil; Allen.Wlckman@pentagon.af.mll
Subject: RE: need revised NATO itineraries soonest

FYI: for those who may not have been cc'd on my note to the Task Force ref. possibility of civilian charter acft for
hurricane relief. PM is waiting clarification from TFffF OFDA rep. VIR. Denese

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt


sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 12:30 PM
To: eMSTaskForcelE(S/ES-O{TF); CMS TaskForcelG(S/ES-O{TF); CMS TaskForce1C<OOrdinator(S/ES-O/Tf)
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; 'Bennett Tim Civ AF/XOO-ARA'j Butcher, William S;
SUbJect: for TF action: coord/dip elms on 2 NATO flights
Importance: High
ALCON: PMIISO has issued dip flight clearances on 3 of the five intended NATO relief flights.

TF: This is to underscore that ONE of two things needs to happen for PMIISO to process the other two:

1)OFDAchanges OFDA Control #'s 09-16-N004 NATO CA F A310 and 09-16-N006 NATO AN 124 to correspond
to the updated flight itineraries NATO provided us this morning, which have relief flights arriving Little Rock on
------j9~123'~n(jlnvolve-NAIO cargo aircratr(iCA11:3's) vice A3tOcmd-A-N-124.
OR
___,2l~~r_O_submits~newjtinerarieswhlcb_c.Qrre_sp(mdJo_the_Qrn~_c.ontrol number dates In guesfron: 9717 and 9720-
21

A final caveat: although we (PM) have no indication from NATO that they intend to use civilian charter aircraft
_ _ _ _ joctheseJwo_f1ights._SHQULD_this_beJhe_case._IimJs_con:e_ctthatO~O~S_w_o_uldl'l~Us~ue dig clearances.
HOWEVER; they would still need to-providejustification to USAF and obtain USAF permission to-fly-into
----Ramstein-andlor-tittle-Rock-AFB-(PG6:--;-im-BenneU,-ee'd):-.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pis advise (ccring PMAn. Thank youl

Regards,
Denese Canedo

From: Bennett Tim Civ AF/XOO-ARA [mailto:TIm.Bennett2@pentagon.af.mil]


sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 12:30 PM
To: rmtkatrina_lc; Butcher, William Sj rmtkatrlna_101
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Canedo, Denese Merritt; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan, Timothy G; CMS
TaskForce1E; Gabonla Gabby Civ AF/XOO-ARA; Wickman Allen Col AF/XOO-ARA
SUbject: RE: need revised NATO Itinerariessoonest
Importance: High

9/16/2005 UNCLASSIFIED
·,
UNCLASSIFIED Page 3 of5

The Air Force has been contacted by Antonov Company (a civil company) concerning the possibility of
their company being chartered to bring Hlifricane relief supplies.: The representative mentioned a
possible landing at Ramstein AB, Germany in conjunction with this relief flight. We normally deal with
the lawyers for this company and he had few details about the flight, but felt they were going to land at
New Orleans rather than Little Rock. Though previous foreign government charters did not require a
civil aircraft landing permit issued by the Air Force to land at Little Rock AFB because it was for
emergency relief, a landing at Ramstein would require such a permit and verification that the landing is
for Official Government Business (rather than just for convenience...i.e, gas, etc). We need information
about this flight (and possibly the A~31O listed below) before we will allow it to land at any Air Force
base besides Little Rock.

Tim

//Signedl/
Timothy W. Bennett
Chief, Civil & Foreign Government Aviation
Headquarters United States Air Force
Washington DC
HQ USAF IXOO~ARA
703-697-1796 (DSN 227)
tirn.bennett2@pentagon.af.mil

-----Original Message---
From: rmtkatrina_lc [mcdlto:rmtkatrlna_lc@ofda.net]
sent: friday, september 16, 2005 10:56 AM
To: Butcher, William S; rmtkatrina_lo1; BennettTim Clv AF/XOO·ARA
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Canedo, Denese Merritt; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan, Timothy G; CMS
TaskForcelE
SUbject: RE' need revised NATO itineraries soonest

Scott,

--------\I'Iwetre-working-on-this-right-now-and-shottld-be-stfbmitting-additional-paperwor-k within the next hour. We jU61stf--------


received-an-update-trom-NATO-about-anilour-ago.

Thanks,
Todd

From: Butcher, William 5 [malfto:ButcherWS@state.gov]


sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 10:41 AM
. to: rin-tkittl1naJ61;jBe-nnet1:T1ITi CivAF7Xoo~ARA'
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Canedo, Denese Merritt; Ponds, Femandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan, Timothy G
- - - - .$ubjed;:-FW~-ne.ed-revised-NATQ-ltineral'ies-soonest'·
.- - - -
Importance: High
FYI and any help you can provide on this request to pin down revised flight itineraries.

Thanks.

Scott Butcher, Duty Director, PM/ISO - PMAT

From: canedo, Denese Merritt

9/16/2005 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED Page 4 of5

Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 10:27 AM


To: CMS TaskForcelG(S/ES-O{TF)
Cc: CMS TaskForcelE(S/ES-O{TF); Harris, Paula Y; Ponds, Fernandez L; PM-ActionTeam
Subject: need revised NATO Itineraries soonest

TF: requestTF assistancein receiving revised itineraries from NATO that correspond to OFDA Control #'s 09-16-
----NNOO4---NAl"-e-eA-F-A310-and-e9-16·N006 NATOAN 124. The arrival times/dates listed for these flights de net
correlate even closely to itineraries submitted by NATOon 9/15 (ie as much as five days difference). Requestthe
new itineraries be faxed to PM/ISO flight operations as soon as possible at 202-647-4117. Please note we need
full flight information, including.aircraftand itinerarydetails (particularly all US ports to be used), not just
arrival/dept times at Ramstein and Little Rock.

It's our understanding that all 5 NATO Flights. given their humanitarian nature. are to go to the AFB side of Little
Rock. Pis advise should this not be the case.

Finally, please note we're processing the dip flight clearances for the other three flights referenced below, and will
have those out to ALCON shortly.

Regards,
DeneseCanedo
74111 or 67158

(pis cc PMAT in any response as I'm unableto regularly monitorthis account)

From: Butcher, William 5


sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:51 AM
To: CMS TaskForcelG(S/ES-O{TF)
Cc: eMS TaskForcelE(S/ES-Q/TF); Harris, Paula Y; canedo, Denese Merritt; Ponds, Fernandez L; PM-ActionTeam
Subject: FW: OFDA Control # 09~16-N003, N004, NOOS, N006, N007
Importance: High

---~N,,"ioole~·---'·-------------------------~------------
Please coordinate with the OFDA rep on TF-1 to send TF-1 email to PMATwith approval for PMIISO to proceed
with diplomatic f1igt1t-clearances for these-NA'FTO~m"'i""ss.rnjo'""n""s'---.- - - - c - .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
---TtianRs.
Scott

_ _ _--=S=co=-::tt:...=Butcher. Duty Director, PM/I=SO~-P---,M=A~T~.~x=7~9=OO=O=---------,---_. _

From: rmtkatrlna_lo1 [mailto:riTltkatrina_101@ofda.net]


. _~.n!:FriQaY,.$e~~e..rn~~!.~,.1QQ~1.:41N·1.. __. _
To: PM_AT_TEAM@state.gov; CMS TaskForeelE; Bennett Tim CIY AF/XOO·AAA; Murphey William C Maj USAF
NORAD USNORTHCOM J47; canedo, Denese Merritt
---'-Cc:::-3l4~AW'€AT-ExecutiVe-=-0fficer;~0F[)Aloglstlcs' . _....
SUbJect: OFDA Control # 09-16-N003, NOM, NOO5, N006, N007

Hello Team,

Requesting that the Task Force send for approvalto PM Action Team to grant clearances for the following NATO
Flights:

OFDA Control #'s

09-16-N003 NATO TCA3

9/16/2005 UNCLASSIFIED
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..
Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents
ETO Ramstein 1710845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/2030z

09-16-N004 NATO CAF A310


Czech Republic - Blankets, Camp Beds
ETO Ramstein 17/0BOOz Arrive Little Rock (KL~F) 17/TBD

09-i6-NOOS NATO TCA4


Czech Republic - Remainder of Blankets, Camp Beds
ETD Ramstein 19/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 19/2030z

OS-i6-N006 NATO AN124


Denmark - Blankets, Rubb Halls, First Aid Kits
Finland - Sheets, Thermosheets, Cooler Cases, Small Tarps
Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents
Romania - Tents
.ETO Ramstein Sept 19 or 20 (Time TBO) Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) TBO

09-i6-N007 NATO TCA 5


Slovenia - Blankets, Camp Beds, First Aid Kits
ETD Ramstein 21/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 21/TBD

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Pat Long
Logistics Specialist
USAIO/OFDA Logistics
7035262206
ofdalogistics@usaid.gov

9/16/2005 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED RELEASED IN PART
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TFUS01: Hurricane Katrina Task Force 9/16/2005


Shift 2 (1500-1800)
PM Representative End of Shift Report - Jo-Anne Riabouchinsky

NATO Flight Approvals: The following flights were approved by OFDA and FEMA:

09-16-N003 NATO TCA3


Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents
EID Ramstein 17/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/2030z

09-16-N004 NATO CAF A310


Czech Republic - Blankets, Camp Beds
EID Ramstein 17/0800z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17ffBD '

09-16-N005 NATO TCA4


Czech Republic -·Remainder of Blankets, Camp Beds
ETD Ramstein 19/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 19/2030z

09-16-N006 NATO AN124


Denmark - Blankets, Rubb Halls, First Aid Kits
Finland - Sheets, Thermosheets, Cooler Cases, Small Tarps
Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents
Romania - Tents
EID Ramstein Sept 19 or 20 (Time THO) Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) TBD

09-16-N007 NATO TCA 5


Slovenia - Blankets, Camp Beds, First Aid Kits
EID Ramstein 2110845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 21ITBD

OFDAcontrol numbers on Flights N004 and N006 do not match up with NATO itinerary.
, Waiting on OFDA to provide updated itinerary.

Ukraine Air Delivery:

GOU agreed to provide an AN-I 24 aircraft at the GOU's expense to pick-up supplies at
Ramstein AFB, and then deliver them to Little Rock, AFB on September 19. ODFA
approved control # for mission pending. The aircraft is already at Ramstein. Plane will
carry a full load (up to 105 tons). Supplies include IS tents, 2,000 blankets, 4,000
bedsheets, 2,000 pillows and pillowcases, 30,000 bandage packs.

EUR representative is sending out an updated thank you cable for clearance in regards to
Ukraine's offer of assistance. The Task Force Director would like to have all final cables
sent out for clearances by 5:00 p.m,

• UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 24 AUG 2006 200503991
lJNCLASSIFIED
v, UNCLASSIFIED

From: CMS TaskForce1-Direetor


Sent: Friday, September 16. 2005 7:55PM
To: Katrina Working Group; Katrina Baton Rouge Collective
Cc: SES~O CMS
Subject: FW: NATO itineraries RELEASED IN PART
B6
--~--Original Message-----
From: Dankert, Roger L(Main State Rm 2422)
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:04 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: PM-ActionTeam
Subject: FW: NATO itineraries

This is the corrected NATO flight version provided by Alan at OFDA this afternoon. Roger
Dankert, PMAT Duty Director

FrOm: rmtkatrina 101 [mailto:rmtkatrina lo1@ofda.net)


r 16, 2005 1,26 PM
I Sent , Friday, se:tembe Bj
SUbJect: NATO it1neraries

Gidday Tim & Denise et al-

TO clarify a few points:

There is a cargo bottleneck with the designated NATO 707 flights-limited cargo capacity of
about 20 MT/flight thus the remaining accepted NATO country goods being consolidated at
Ramstein (anticipated at about 220 MT with some volume restrictions; that is some of the
goods like blankets will volume out the aircraft before weight does). .

* N003 & NOOS are 707 NATO flights (limited cargo capacity of about 20 MT per flight) .
* N004 is a Canadian military aircraft (probably limited to about 33 MT of cargo).
* N006 is a donated commercial aircraft to move the NATO goods (about 90~110 MT) .
* WHY-to move the accepted goods (about 200 MT) from Ramstein AFB to Little Rock no
later than 23 Sep. to allow for timely distribution of the goods to the field.
* Note points in RED Below.
09-16-N003 NATO TCA3

Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents

ETD Ramstein 17/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/2030z

NOTE:OFDA-UNSAID Airmovement request received & circulated, diplomatic request submitted


& waiting for clearance.ETA LR 17 Sep 2000Z.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
09-16-N004 NATO CAF A310
UNCLASSIFIED
Czech Republic - Blankets, Camp Beds

ETD Ramstein 17/0800z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/TBD

Note: Canadian military aircraft.

09-16-N005 NATO TCA4

Czech Republic - Remainder of Blankets, Camp Beds

ETD Ramstein 19/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 19/2030z

Note: OFDA-USAID Airmovement Request received & circulated, diplomatic clearance granted.
ETA LR 19 Sep 2000Z.

09-16-N006 NATO AN124

Denmark - Blankets, Rubb Halls, First Aid Kits

Finland Sheets, Thermosheets, Cooler Cases, Small Tarps

Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents

Romania - Tents

ETD Ramstein Sept 19 or 20 (Time TBD) Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) TBD

Note: Awaiting details.

09-16-N007 NATO TCA 5

Slovenia - Blankets, Camp Beds, First Aid Kits

ETD Ramstein 21/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 21/TBD

Note: Awaiting details.

Alan

OFDA Logistics

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt [mailto:CanedoDM@state.gov)


Sent: Fridav Seotember 16 2005 12:33 PM
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:SUDJ ecc . !(l:;: neeu r'eva aeu I.'lJo\.L"V ~ canexar i ea sooneac

FYI: for those who may not have been cc'd on my note to the Task Force ref. possibility
of civilian charter acft for hurricane relief. PM is waiting clarification from TF/TF
OFDA rep. ViR, Denese

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 12:30 PM
To: CMS TaskForce1E(S/ES-O/TF); CMS TaskForcelG(S/ES-O/TF); CMS TaskForce1C-
Coordinator (S/ES-O/TF)
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris,
2
Paula Y; L..- -------'
I
UNCLASSIFIED
Butcher, William S;
UNCLASSIFIED
Subject: for TF action: coord/dip clrns on 2 NATO flights
Importance: High

ALCON: PM/ISO has issued dip flight clearances on 3 of the five intended NATO relief
flights.

TF: This is to underscore that ONE of two things needs to happen for PM/ISO to process
the other two:

l)OFDA changes OFDA Control #'s 09-16-N004 NATO CA F A310 and 09-16-N006 NATO AN 124 to
correspond to the updated flight itineraries NATO provided us this morning, which have
relief flights arriving Little Rock on 9/23 and 9/25, and involve NATO cargo aircraft
(TCA/E3's) vice A310 and AN 124.

OR

2)NATO submits new itineraries which correspond to the OFDA control- number dates in
question: 9/17 and 9/20-21.

A final caveat: although we (PM) have no indication from NATO that they intend to use
civiliari charter aircraft for these two flights, SHOULD this be the case, Tim is correct
that DOS wouldn't issue dip clearances. HOWEVER, they would still need to provide _
justification to USAF and obtain USAF permission to fly into Ramstein and/or Little Rock
APB (POC: Tim Bennett, cc'd).

PIs advise {cc'ing PMAT}. Thank you I

Regards,

Denese Canedo

From~ I B6

bOOIJeSC
Importance: High

The Air Force has been contacted by Antonov Company (a civil company) concerning the
possibility of their company being chartered to bring Hurricane relief supplies. The
representative mentioned a possible landing at Ramstein AB, Germany in conjunction with
this relief flight. We normally deal with the lawyers for this company and he had few
details about the flight, but felt they were going to land at New Orleans rather than
Little Rock. Though previous foreign government charters did not require a civil aircraft
landing permit issued by the Air Force to land at Little Rock AFB because it was for
emergency relief, a landing at Ramstein would require such a permit and verification that
the landing is for Official Government Business (rather than just for convenience ... i.e,
3

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED .
gas, etc). We need information about this fll.ght(and possibly the A-310 ll.sted below)
before we will allow it to land at any Air Force bas~ besides Little Rock.

D
//Signed//
B6

-----Original Message-----
From: rmtkatrina lc [mailto:rmtkatrina lc@ofda.net]
Sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 10:56-AM
To: Butcher, William S; rmtkatrina 101;J~----------------------------~1
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Canedo, Denese Merrie; LU"UO, zc ....U . .UCD "', bUZZZO, Paula Y; Ryan,
Timothy G; CMS TaskForcelE
Subject: RE: need revised NATO itineraries soonest

Scott,

We're working on this right now and should be submitting additional paperwork within the
next hour. We just received an update from NATO about an "hour ago.

Thanks,

Todd

From: Butcher, William S [mailto:ButcherwS@state.gov]


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 10:41 AM
To: rmtkatrina 101; 'Bennett Tim eiv AF/XOO-ARA'
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Canedo, Denese Merritt; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Yj Ryan,
Timothy G "
Subject: FW: need revised NATO itineraries soonest
Importance: High

FYI and any help you can provide on this request to pin down revised flight itineraries.

Thanks.

Scott Butcher, Duty Director, PM/ISO - PMAT

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 10:27 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1G(S/ES-O/TF)
Cc: CMS TaskForce1E(S/ES-O/TF); Harris, Paula Y; Ponds, Fernandez L; PM-ActionTeam
4

UNCLASSIFIED
Subject: need revised NATO
.. . UNCLASSIFIED
Lt~nerar~essoonest

TF: request TF assistance in receiving revised itineraries from NATO that correspond to
OFDA Control #'s 09-16-N004 NATO CA F A310 and 09-16-N006 NATO AN 124. The arrival
times/dates listed for these flights do not correlate even closely to itineraries
submitted by NATO on 9/15 (ie as much as five days difference). Request the new
itineraries be faxed to PM/ISO flight operations as soon as possible at 202-647-4117.
Please note we need full flight information, including aircraft and itinerary details
(particularly all US ports to be used), not just arrival/dept times at Ramstein and Little
Rock.

It's our understanding that aIlS NATO Flights, given their humanitarian nature, are to go
to the AFB side of Little Rock., PIs advise should this not be the case.

Finally, please note we're processing the dip flight clearances for the other three
flights referenced below, and will have those out to ALCON shortly.

Regards,

Denese Canedo

74111 or 67158

(pIs cc PMAT in any response as I'm unable to regularly monitor this account)

From:' Butcher, William S


Sent: Friday, September. 16, 2005 7:51 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1G(S/ES-O/TF)
Cc: CMS TaskForce1E(S/ES-O/TF); Harris, Paula Y; Canedo, Denese Merritt; ponds, Fernandez
L; PM-ActionTeam
Subject: FW: OFDA Control # 09-16-N003, N004, N005, N006, N007
Importance: High

Nicole -

Please coordinate with the OFDA rep on TF-1 to send TF-1 email to PMAT with approval for
PM/ISO to proceed with diplomatic flight clearances for these NATO missions.

Thanks.

Scott

Scott Butcher, Duty Director, PM/ISO-PMAT x79000

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
From: rmtkatrina 101 [mailto:rmtkatrina_lo1@ofda.net)
ISent '. Frid':: September 16. 2005 7,41 AM

Hello Team,

Requesting that the Task Force send for approval to PM Action Team to grant clearances for
the following NATO Flights:

OFDA Control #'s

09-16-N003 NATO TCA3

Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, .Tents

ETD Ramstein 17/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/20302

09-16-N004 NATO CAF A310

Czech Republic - Blankets, Camp Beds

ETD Ramstein 17/0800z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/TBD

09-16-N005 NATO TCA4

Czech Republic - Remainder of Blankets, Camp Beds

ETD Ramstein 19/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 19/2030z

09-16-N006 NATO AN124

Denmark - Blankets, Rubb Halls, First Aid Kits

Finland - Sheets, Thermosheets, Cooler Cases, Small Tarps

Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents

Romania - Tents

ETD Ramstein Sept 19 or 20 (Time TBD) Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) TED

09-16-N007 NATO TCA 5 .

Slovenia - Blankets, Camp Beds, First Aid Kits

ETD Ramstein 21/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 21/TBD

6
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Please let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Pat Long
Logistics Specialist
USAID/OFDA Logistics
703 526 2206
ofdalogistics@usaid.gov <rnailto:2206ofdalogistics@usaid.gov>

UNCLASSIFIED
Message- Page 1 ers
.. \. - -- .- UNCLASSIFIED
RELEASED IN PART
Oliva, Amber M B6 ;])RiO
From: CMS TaskForce1-Director
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:55 PM
To: Katrina Working Group; Katrina Baton Rouge Collective
Cc: SES-O_CMS
Subject: FW: NATO itineraries

-----Original Message-----
From: Dankert, Roger L(Main State Rm 2422)
sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:04 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: PM-ActionTeam
Subject: FW: NATO itineraries

This is the corrected NATO flight version provided by Alan at OFDA this afternoon. Roger Dankert. PMAT Duty
Director

From: rmtkatrina_lo1 [mailto:rmtkatrinaJo1@ofda.net]


sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 1:26 PM .
B6
To: Canedo, Denese Merritt;1 rmtkatrina_lc; Butcher, William S
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan, Timothy G; eMS TaskForce1E(SjES-orrF);
I Irmtkatrina_nato
Subject: NATo Itineraries
Gidday Tim & Denise et al-

To clarify a few points:

There is a cargo bottleneck with the designated NATO 707 flights-limited cargo capacity of about 20 MT/flight thus
the remaining accepted NATO country goods being consolidated at Ramstein (anticipated at about 220 MT with
some volume restrictions; that is some of the goods like blankets will volume out the aircraft before weight does).

N003 & NOD5 are 707 NATO flights (limited cargo capacity of about 20 MT per tiight).


N004 is a Canadian military aircraft (probably limited to about 33 MT of cargo).

N006 is a donated commercial aircraft to move the NATO goods (about 90-110 MT).
WHy-to move the accepted goods (about 200 MT) from Ramstein AFB to Little Rock no later than

23 Sep. to allow for timely distribution of the goods to the field.
• Note points in RED Below.·
09-16-N003 NATO TCA3 I
Norway - Blankets. First Aid Kits, Tents
ETD Ramstein 17/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/2030z
NOTE:OFDA-UNSAID Airmovement request received & circulated, diplomatic request submitted & waiting for
c1earance.ETA LR 17 Sep 2DOOZ.
09-16-N004 NATO CAF A310
Czech Republic - Blankets, Camp Beds
ETD Ramstein 17/0800z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/TBD
Note: Canadian military aircraft.
09-16-N005 NATO TCA4
Czech Republic - Remainder of Blankets, Camp Beds
ETD Ramstein 19/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 19/2030z

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENTOF'STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DAT~~ ID: 27 OCT 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
Message; Page 2 of5
uNCLASSIFIED
Note: OFDA-USAID Airmovement Request received &. circulated, diplomatic clearance granted. ETA
LR 19 Sep 20002.
09-16·N006 NATO AN124
Denmark - Blankets, Rubb Halls, First Aid Kits
Finland - Sheets. Thermosheets, Cooler Cases. Small Tarps
Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits. Tents
Romania - Tents
ETD Ramstein Sept 19 or 20 (Time TBD) Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) TBD
. Note: Awaiting details.
09-16-N007 NATO TeA 5
Slovenia - Blankets, Camp Beds. First Aid Kits
ETD Ramstein 21/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 21/TBD
Note: Awaiting details.
Alan
OFDA Logistics

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt [mailto:canedoDM@state.gov]


sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 12:33 PM
To: I lmtkatrina_lc; Butcher, William S; rmtkatrina_lol B6
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Ponds, Fernan ez L; Harris, Paula Yi Ryan, Timothy G; CMS TaskForcelE(S/ES-O/TF);
ISubject: RE: need revised NATo Itineraries soonest I
FYI: for those who may not have been cc'd on my note to the Task Force ref. possibility of civilian charter acft for
hurricane relief. PM is waiting clarification from TF/TF OFDA rep. VIR, Denese

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt


sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 12:30 PM
To: eMS TaskForce1E(S/ES-O/TF); CMS TaskForce1G(S/ES-O/TF); CMSTaskForcelC-Coordinator(S/ES-O/TF)
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Ponds, Fernandez Li Harris, Paula Y; I IButcher, William S;
Subject: for TF action: coord/dip elms on 2 NATO flights
Importance: High

ALCON: PM/ISO has issued dip flight clearances on 3 of the five intended NATO relief flights.

TF: This is to underscore that ONE of two thin~s needs to happen for PMIISO to process the other two:

1)OFDA changes OFDA Control #'s 09-16-N004 NATO CA F A310 and 09-16-N006 NATO AN 124 to correspond
to the updated flight itineraries NATO provided us this morning, which have relief flights arriving Little Rock on
9/23 and 9/25, and involve NATO cargo aircraft (TCAJE3's) vice A310 and AN 124.
OR
2)NATO submits new itineraries which correspond to the OFpA control number dates in Question: 9/17 and 9/20-
21.

A final caveat: although we (PM) have no indication from NATO that they intend to use civilian charter aircraft
for these two flights, SHOULD this be the case, Tim is correct that DOS wouldn't issue dip clearances.
HOWEVER, they would still need to provide justification to USAF and obtain USAF permission to fly into
Ramstein and/or Little Rock AFB (POC: I /cc'd).

Pis advise (cc'ing PMAT). Thank you!

Regards,
Denese Canedo

From:I --J

7/512006
UNCLASSIFIED
Message' Page 3 of5
uNCLASSIFIED
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 12:30 PM
To: rmtkatrmalc: Butcher, William S; rmtkatrlnajoi
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; canedo, Denese Merritt; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan, Timothy G; eMS
TaskForcelE; I I . B6
Subject: RE: need revlsea lilA I 0 Itineraries soonest
Importance: High

The Air Force has been contacted by Antonov Company (a civil company) concerning the possibility of
their company being chartered to bring Hurricane relief supplies. The representative mentioned a
possible landing at Ramstein AB, Germany in conjunction with this relief flight. We normally deal with
the lawyers for this company and he had few details about the flight, but felt they were going to land at
New Orleans rather than Little Rock. Though previous foreign government charters did not require a
civil aircraft landing permit issued by the Air Force to land at Little Rock AFB because it was for
emergency relief, a landing at Ramstein would require such a permit and verification that the landing is
for Official Government Business (rather than just for convenience...i.e, gas, etc). We need information
about this flight (and possibly the A-31O listed below) before we will allow it to land at any Air Force
base besides Little Rock.

Tim

//SignedJ/

----Original Message----
From: rmtkatrina_lc [mai/to:rmtkatrina_lc@ofda.net]
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 10:5~6~A!!...M.!.....- _
To: Butcher, William S; rmtkatrina_101;1 I .
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; Canedo, Denese Merntt; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan, Timothy G; eMS
Taskforce1E
Subject: RE: need revised NATO itineraries soonest

Scott,

We're working on this right now and should be submitting additional paperwork within the next hour. We just
received an update from NATO about an hour ago.

Thanks,
Todd

From: Butcher, William S [mailto:ButcherWS@state.gov]


Sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 10:41 AM
To: rmtkatrtna.lot: I . I .
Cc: PM-ActionTeam; canedo, Oenese Merntt; Ponds, Fernandez L; Harris, Paula Y; Ryan, Timothy G
Subject: FW: need revised NATO itineraries soonest
Importance: High

FYI and any help you can provide on this request to pin down revised flight itineraries..

7/5/2006
UNCLASSIFIED
Message Page 4 of5
uNCLASSIFIED

Thanks.

Scott Butcher, Duty Director, PMIISO - PMAT

From: Canedo, Denese Merritt


sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 10:27 AM
To: CMS TaskForcelG(S/ES-orrF)
Cc: CMS TaskForcelE(S/ES-OrrF); Harris, Paula Y; Ponds, Femandez L; PM-ActionTeam
Subject: need revised I\IATO itineraries soonest

TF: request TF assistance in receiving revised itineraries from NATO that correspond to OFDA Control #'s 09-16-
N004 NATO CA F A310 and 09-16-N006 NATO AN 124. The arrival times/dates listed for these flights do not
correlate even closely to itineraries submitted by NATO on 9/15 (ie as much as five days difference). Request the
new itineraries be faxed to PM/ISO flight operations as soon as possible at 202-647-4117. Please note we need
full flight information, including aircraft and itinerary details (particularly all US ports to be used), not just
arrival/dept times at Ramstein and Little Rock.

It's our understanding that all 5 NATO Flights, given their humanitarian nature, are to go to the AFB side of Little
Rock. Pis advise should this not be the case.

Finally, please note we're processing the dip flight clearances for the other three flights referenced below, and will
have those out to ALCON shortly.

Regards.
Denese Canedo
741110r67158

(pis cc PMAT in any response as I'm unable to regularly monitor this account)

From: Butcher, William 5


sent: Friday, September IG, 2005 7:51 AM
To: CMS TaskForcelG(S/ES-orrF)
Cc: CMSTaskForcelE(S/ES-OrrF); Harris, Paula Y; Canedo, Denese Merritt; Ponds, Femandez L; PM-ActionTeam
Subject: FW: OFDA Control # 09-16-N003, N004, NOOs, NOOG, N007
Importance: High

Nicole _.
Please coordinate with the OFDA rep on TF-1 to send TF-1 email to PMATwith approval for PMIISO to proceed
with diplomatic flight clearances for these NATO missions.
Thanks .
. Scott

Scott Butcher, Duty Director, PM/ISO-PMAT x79000

From: rmtkatrinaJol [maifto:rmtkatrina_lo1@ofda.net]


sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 7:41 AM
To: PM AT TEAM state. ov; CMS TaskForcelE; I I
Canedo, Denese M e r r ! I : l l t t . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B6

xe=-=c::":
'-7r::::-""lr:I"T"'TT'II'T'7""'ll""'I"""P":7 ui:!tlv:7:e:-;l..·fficer; OFDALogistics
Subject: OFDA Control # 09-16-N003, N004, NODS, ND06, N007

Hello Team,

7/5/2006
UNCLASSIFIED
Message Page 5 of5
UNCLASSIFIED

Requesting that the Task Force send for approval to PM Action Team to grant clearances for the following 'NATO
Flights:

OFDA Control #'5

09-16-N003 NATO TCA3


Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents
ETD Ramstein 17/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 17/2030z

09-16-N004 NATO CAF A310


Czech Republic - Blankets, Camp Beds
ETD Ramstein 17/0800z Arrive lillie Rock (KLRF) 17/TBD

09-16-N005 NATO TCA4 /


Czech Republic - Remainder of Blankets, Camp Beds
ETD Ramstein 19/0845z Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) 19/2030z

09·16-N006 NATO AN124-


Denmark - Blankets, Rubb Halls, First Aid Kits
Finland - Sheets, Thermosheets, Cooler Cases, Small Tarps
Norway - Blankets, First Aid Kits, Tents
Romania - Tents
ETD Ramstein Sept 19 or 20 (Time TBD) Arrive Little Rock (KLRF) TBD

09-16-N007 NATO TCA 5


Slovenia - Blankets, Camp Beds, First Aid Kits
ETD Ramstein 21/0845zArrive Little Rock (KLRF) 21/TBD

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Pat Long
Logistics Specialist
USAID/OFDA Logistics
7035262206
ofdalogistics@usaid.gov

7/5/2006
UNCLASSIFIED