Friday, January 15, 2010

U.S. Military's Top Stories - Helping Haiti

U.S. airmen load gear onto a C-130E Hercules aircraft departing for Haiti, Jan. 13, 2010. U.S. airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing will be part of a U.S. humanitarian relief mission to the earthquake-stricken country. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason

Top Stories

Obama Makes Haiti Response Top Priority

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2010 – President Barack Obama said today said he’s made helping Haiti in the wake of a crippling earthquake the top priority of every U.S. government agency. Story | Video | Transcript

Richmond Supply Center Prepares to Help

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2010 – Defense Supply Center Richmond is preparing to support humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. Story

U.S. Military "Working Feverishly" to Send Resources to Aid Haitian Quake Victims

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2010 – With Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ committing all available military resources to the Haiti relief effort, U.S. Southern Command is “working feverishly and aggressively ” to get them there as quickly as possible, its commander said today. Story

Air Force Special Forces Rescue Seven

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2010 - U.S. Air Force special force operators in Haiti have rescued seven survivors of the massive Jan. 12 earthquake that continues to wreak havoc on the country in its wake, according to Air Force officials. Story

U.S., Haitian Officials Work on Quake Relief

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2010 – Haitian and U.S. officials are working together to meet the challenges of the Port-au-Prince earthquake, State Department officials said. Story

82nd Airborne Soldiers Begin Deployment

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2010 – An initial contingent of 100 82nd Airborne Division troops deployed to Haiti around noon today, and another 800 soldiers will follow tomorrow to support disaster relief and humanitarian support. Story

Ohio Air Guard Assists Haiti Relief Efforts

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2010 – The Ohio Air National Guard has provided two C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft from the Mansfield-based 179th Airlift Wing to provide immediate assistance to quake victims in Haiti. Story

Logistics Agency Prepares to Help Haiti

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2010 – The Defense Logistics Agency is preparing to provide humanitarian relief in response to the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti Jan. 12. Story

Military Preps for Broader Haiti Relief Mission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2010 – The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is headed toward earthquake-devastated Haiti and is scheduled to arrive tomorrow to provide airlift support for the disaster-response mission, the commander of U.S. Southern Command reported today. Story

U.S. Military Assesses Haiti Disaster

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2010 – Defense Department officials are coordinating with their State Department counterparts to provide life-saving assistance in Haiti as quickly as possible after a devastating earthquake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince yesterday afternoon. Story

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