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RELEASE: Update on Joint Task Force-Matthew Relief Mission in Haiti, October 17, 2016

Release No: 16-016 Oct. 17, 2016 PRINT | E-MAIL

•As of Oct. 17, Joint Task Force-Matthew helicopters have delivered more than 528,000 pounds (239 metric tons) of relief commodities (aid and supplies) to areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

•More than 2,000 personnel and 11 helicopters aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) continue to support USAID-led relief operations in Haiti.

•Iwo Jima is operating in Haitian waters between Port-au-Prince and areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in southwestern Haiti. Iwo Jima is one of the largest amphibious ships in the world and provides greater capabilities and flexibility to the task force.

•More than 300 task force and logistics support personnel remain on the ground in Haiti and will depart in the coming days.

Update on Joint Task Force-Matthew Relief Mission in Haiti, October 17, 2016
Mr. Jose Ruiz

Phone: 305-437-1205/1213
jose.a.ruiz9.civ@mail.mil

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