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U.S. military response preparations

Jim Miklaszewski, NBC News Pentagon Correspondent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – There are now three separate military bases where emergency provisions; food, water, blankets, etc., are being prepositioned for a possible response to Hurricane Irene.

They include: 

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

McGuire AF Base/Fort Dix, New Jersey

Westover Army Reserve Base, outside Springfield, Mass.

In addition, 18 U.S. military transport helicopters are being prepositioned up and down the East Coast for possible emergency airlift.

The relocation of U.S. military ship and aircraft at bases that may be threatened by Irene has been completed.