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January 2010 - Haiti Earthquake (Operation Unified Response)


100120-N-4378P-006:   USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where the combined crew of civilians and Sailors will begin to provide medical care as part of Operation Unified Response. The 1,000-bed hospital ship contains one of the largest trauma facilities in the U.S. and has the capability to provide a full range of medical services to the battered Caribbean nation.   Photography by Edwardo Proano, January 20, 2010.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Caption: 100120-N-4378P-006: USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where the combined crew of civilians and Sailors will begin to provide medical care as part of Operation Unified Response. The 1,000-bed hospital ship contains one of the largest trauma facilities in the U.S. and has the capability to provide a full range of medical services to the battered Caribbean nation. Photography by Edwardo Proano, January 20, 2010. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

Following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake and multiple aftershocks on January 12, 2010, the United States responded with aid from all branches of the military.  Joint Task Force Haiti's military commander was Lieutenant General Ken Keen, USA.   The U.S. Navy participated in flying relief supplies at various points in Haiti, airdropping supplies from aircraft, establishing field hospitals, flying out evacuees, and providing medical assistance with USNS Comfort (T-AH-20).  U.S. Marines assisted with 22nd and 24th Marine Expeditionary Units.  The operation finished March 24. 


10015-N-5345W-025:  Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) conduct an equipment inventory while preparing to embark aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Ft. McHenry and the 22nd MEU are preparing to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster response to Haiti, which was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. Ft. McHenry is operating as part of the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission.  Photographed on January 15, 2020 by MC2 Kristopher Wilson.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Caption: 10015-N-5345W-025: Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) conduct an equipment inventory while preparing to embark aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43). Ft. McHenry and the 22nd MEU are preparing to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster response to Haiti, which was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. Ft. McHenry is operating as part of the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission. Photographed on January 15, 2020 by MC2 Kristopher Wilson. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

Some of the assisting U.S. Navy ships were:   USS Higgins (DDG-76) , USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USS Underwood (FFG-36), USS Normandy (CG-60), USS Bataan (LHD-5), USS Carter Hall (LSD-50), USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43), USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51), USS Henson (T-AGS-63), USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44), USS Nassau (LHA-4), USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19), and USS Ashland (LSD-48)

 


100115-N-47748-445:   U.S. Army soldiers help the crew of a U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) unload food and supplies at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. military is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan 12, 2010.   Photographed January 15 by MC2 Daniel Barker.   Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Caption: 100115-N-47748-445: U.S. Army soldiers help the crew of a U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) unload food and supplies at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. military is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan 12, 2010. Photographed January 15 by MC2 Daniel Barker. Official U.S. Navy photograph.

100116-N-06006S-063:   Haitian citizens receive water from U.S. Navy air crewmen from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. Photographed on January 16, 2010 by MCSN Aaron Shelley.  Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Caption: 100116-N-06006S-063: Haitian citizens receive water from U.S. Navy air crewmen from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. Photographed on January 16, 2010 by MCSN Aaron Shelley. Official U.S. Navy photograph.

100116-N-4774B-164:   A damaged building can be seen from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter as it flies over the coast of Haiti, Port-Au-Prince,  carrying water and supplies as part of relief efforts. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010.   Photographed on January 16 by MC2 Daniel Barker.  Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Caption: 100116-N-4774B-164: A damaged building can be seen from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter as it flies over the coast of Haiti, Port-Au-Prince, carrying water and supplies as part of relief efforts. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. Photographed on January 16 by MC2 Daniel Barker. Official U.S. Navy photograph.

100123-N-4774B-414:   Haitian children are given candy at Petit Trou De Nippes by Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60). Normandy is supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12.  Photographed on January 23, 2010 by MC2 Daniel Barker.   Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Caption: 100123-N-4774B-414: Haitian children are given candy at Petit Trou De Nippes by Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60). Normandy is supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. Photographed on January 23, 2010 by MC2 Daniel Barker. Official U.S. Navy photograph.

100610-N-6961K-002:   The 112 service members at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, stand in formation after receiving the Humanitarian Service Medal at Portsmouth, Virginia . Each had deployed within 41 nautical miles of Haiti supporting Operation United Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January.   Photograph on June 10, 2010 by Deborah R. Kallgren.  Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Caption: 100610-N-6961K-002: The 112 service members at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, stand in formation after receiving the Humanitarian Service Medal at Portsmouth, Virginia . Each had deployed within 41 nautical miles of Haiti supporting Operation United Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January. Photograph on June 10, 2010 by Deborah R. Kallgren. Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Published: Mon May 11 18:17:25 EDT 2020