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Oct. 3, 2017

Special Operations Forces getting the job done in Caribbean

Three weeks after having landed on the island of St. Martin, Special Operations Command South service members transitioned their relief operations to Joint Task Force-Leeward Islands today in Caribbean areas devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Sept. 21, 2017

Southcom Commander: Military Hurricane Assistance Fast, Flexible

The U.S. military has unique capabilities that are needed in the early stages of disaster relief operations and U.S. Southern Command is working with those involved to get support where it is needed, the commander of Southcom said.

Sept. 20, 2017

USNS Spearhead Assists in Humanitarian Aid for St. Martin

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (NNS) -- Expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) arrived at the island of St. Martin Sept. 16, 2017, to assist in disaster relief efforts for persons affected by Hurricane Irma, during Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17).

Sept. 18, 2017

SOCSOUTH deploys team in support of response efforts in the Caribbean

HOMESTEAD, Fla., (Sept. 18, 2017) – A Special Operations Command South situational assessment team departed Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017, in support of Joint Task Force – Leeward Islands’ (JTF-LI) aid response to areas affected by Hurricane Irma in the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Sept. 14, 2017

USNS Spearhead Picks Up Supplies In Route to St. Martin

USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) stopped at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Sept. 13, to pick up humanitarian relief supplies to support Joint Task Force Leeward Islands (JTF-LWI) on the Franco-Dutch island Saint Martin.

Sept. 12, 2017

U.S. Forces prepare to support Hurricane Irma relief

SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- Over 300 U.S. service members temporarily based in Honduras are poised to respond to Hurricane Irma in the eastern Caribbean Sea, at the request of the U.S. Agency for International Development - Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.

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