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Joint Task Force Matthew Begins Hurricane Relief Planning
Colonel Thomas Prentice, commanding officer of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command, discusses possible staging areas for helicopters that will be utilized during relief operations to provide aid to areas affected by Hurricane Matthew, with Ernst Renaud, director of Toussaint Louverture International Airport at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 6, 2016. Having staging areas at the airport are critical in providing timely relief to the affected areas of Haiti. SPMAGTF-SC Marines and soldiers from Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment are a part of Joint Task Force Matthew, a U.S. Southern Command-directed team deployed to Port-au-Prince at the request of the Government of Haiti, on a mission to provide humanitarian and disaster relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

Photo by: Sgt. Adwin Esters |  VIRIN: 161006-M-JL916-191.JPG