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Aug. 30, 2021

DOD Continues Aiding Haitians Following Earthquake, Tropical Storm

The U.S. military has flown 560 sorties to Haiti, providing rapid logistical and airlift support, including delivery of more than 348,000 pounds of aid, Army Maj. Gen. William D. "Hank" Taylor said.

Aug. 25, 2021

DOD Continues Providing Humanitarian Assistance to Haiti

Joint Task Force Haiti has conducted some 364 full-spectrum missions, using DOD and U.S. Coast Guard assets, which have assisted in saving about 436 lives and delivered vital aid to earthquake victims, according to an official with the Joint Staff.

Aug. 18, 2021

Southern Command Chief Says Speed, Effort Needed to Save Haitian Lives

Within 24 hours of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hitting Haiti, U.S. Southern Command had teams on the ground assessing damage and saving lives.

Aug. 17, 2021

U.S. Southern Command Speeds to Aid Haitians

A U.S. Southern Command joint task force has already begun working to aid the people of Haiti, which was recently hit by a devastating earthquake and is now being flooded by a tropical storm.

Nov. 30, 2020

JB Charleston teams up with local charity to airlift humanitarian aid to Honduras

The 16th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston delivered water purification systems to Honduras following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

Sept. 25, 2020

Southcom Donates Field Hospital to Jamaica in Support of COVID-19 Response

U.S. Southern Command has provided ongoing assistance to nations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 29, 2020

Reservists help school children in need

During a combined humanitarian and training mission, a C-17 Globemaster III from the 315th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, delivered educational supplies to St. Kitts and Nevis on July 25, 2020. The mission was planned to maintain the aircrews flying readiness requirements, while also delivering school supplies to the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis.

July 21, 2020

Travis delivers aid to Honduras

Airmen assigned to the 22nd Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, delivered humanitarian aid supplies to Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, July 18.

Oct. 24, 2019

Comfort Strengthens Partnership with Dominican Republic Following Successful Medical Mission

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held its closing ceremony in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, symbolizing the completion of the hospital ship’s tenth medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Oct. 21.

Sept. 25, 2019

Marine Task Force Joins Colombia in Humanitarian Assistance Training

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command and the Infantería de Marina de Colombia will kick off a week of Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) rehearsals and Subject Matter Expert Exchanges (SMEEs), in Coveñas, Colombia, September 30.

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