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U.S. Military Efforts in Dominica Reunite Father, Son
U.S. citizen David Shargel embraces his son, Naya Shargel, at Douglas-Charles Airport in Melville Hall, Dominica, Sept. 26, 2017. Naya was separated from his father during Hurricane Maria; the two were reunited after a three-day search by U.S. service members with Joint Task Force - Leeward Islands. At the request of the Department of State, JTF-LI has deployed aircraft and service members to assist in the voluntary evacuation of U.S. citizens from Dominica. The task force is a U.S. military unit composed of Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen, and represents U.S. Southern Command’s primary response to the hurricanes that have affected the area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Melanie Kilcline)