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2016 - Haiti (Hurricane Matthew)


161016-N-BS627-002:   A Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 pilot looks down on at the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew from an MH-60S “Sea Hawk”.   Photographed October 16, 2016.   Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Caption: 161016-N-BS627-002: A Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 pilot looks down on at the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew from an MH-60S “Sea Hawk”. Photographed October 16, 2016. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti.  The humanitarian effort by the United States was led by the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID).   The U.S. Navy immediately dispatched USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) and provided personnel and supplies to areas inaccessible by road.   Other U.S. Navy ships involved:  USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), USS Mesa Verda (LPD-19), and USS George Washington (CVN-73).  The U.S. Marines provided the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit for assistance.  Operations for the military ended October 21.  


161018-N-RL456-691:   An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 approaches the village of Jabouin to deliver food.   Photographed on October 18, 2016 by Petty Officer Second Class Hunter S. Harwell.  Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Caption: 161018-N-RL456-691: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 approaches the village of Jabouin to deliver food. Photographed on October 18, 2016 by Petty Officer Second Class Hunter S. Harwell. Official U.S. Navy photograph.

161016-N-BS627-001:   Sailors assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) embrace Haitians after delivering aid to a landing zone.   Photographed on October 16, 2016 by Lieutenant Jessica Hayer.  Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Caption: 161016-N-BS627-001: Sailors assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) embrace Haitians after delivering aid to a landing zone. Photographed on October 16, 2016 by Lieutenant Jessica Hayer. Official U.S. Navy photograph.

161018-N-VR583-495:  Locals of Anse-d’Hainault stand by as supplies are delivered by Sailors and Marines attached to Joint Task Force Matthew.   Photographed on October 18, 2016 by Petty Officer Third Class Gary J. Ward.  Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Caption: 161018-N-VR583-495: Locals of Anse-d’Hainault stand by as supplies are delivered by Sailors and Marines attached to Joint Task Force Matthew. Photographed on October 18, 2016 by Petty Officer Third Class Gary J. Ward. Official U.S. Navy photograph.
Published: Tue May 12 13:49:07 EDT 2020