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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. 27, 2021

SOUTHCOM, JTF-Haiti Commanders Visit Haitian Communities

U.S. military leaders joined USAID Administrator Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison, and other key leaders Aug. 26 to visit a Haitian community that was hit hard by the Aug. 14 earthquake.

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. 23, 2021

USS Billings and USNS Burlington Support Haiti Relief

CARIBBEAN SEA - The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) and USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10), a spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship, operated by Military Sealift Command are supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations off the coast Haiti, Aug. 22.

Aug. 23, 2021

Marines and Sailors arrive aboard the USS Arlington in support of Haiti disaster relief

Marines and Sailors of 2d Marine Division aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations off the coast of Haiti in support of Joint Task Force-Haiti, Aug. 21, 2021.

Aug. 23, 2021

U.S., Chilean armies finalize 16th bilateral army-to-army staff talks

U.S. Army South and the Chilean Army held virtual bilateral staff talks Aug. 19-20 to formally agree upon security cooperation activities from 2022-2024.

Aug. 23, 2021

Strengthening Partnerships: JTF-Bravo 1-228th Aviation Regiment conducts deck-landing qualifications Aboard Royal Navy’s RFA Wave Knight

U.S. Army Col. Steven Gventer, commander of Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and two aircrews with the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, JTF-B, completed deck-landing qualifications, Aug. 18, aboard the United Kingdom’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fleet Wave Knight, a fast fleet tanker, and met with leadership.

Aug. 23, 2021

Joint Task Force-Haiti Commander Visits Earthquake Epicenter with JTF-Bravo’s Commander, 1-228th Aviation Regiment

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander of Joint Task Force-Haiti, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), and U.S. Army Col. Steven Gventer, commander of Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano, Honduras, visited the epicenter of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Aug. 21, in Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, Haiti, to assess damage and critical infrastructure.

Aug. 21, 2021

Fleet Surgical Team 2 Joins USS Arlington for Haiti Mission

Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 2 joined the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) as the ship departed Norfolk to support the United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) led humanitarian assistance and disaster relief effort in Haiti to save lives and ease suffering following a 7.2-magnitute earthquake on Aug. 14, 2021.

Aug. 21, 2021

USS Arlington Arrives in Haiti to Support USAID

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations off the coast Haiti to begin humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, Aug. 21.

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