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Special Report: Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, Sept. 20, as a Category 4 storm with deadly flooding expected. The Defense Department had personnel and equipment already assisting authorities in the region that has seen two other powerful hurricanes, Irma and Jose, in recent weeks.

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Sept. 21

Northcom Providing Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Maria

U.S. Northern Command is fully engaged with federal, state and local mission partners as the command provides support to the response efforts for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

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SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 21, 2017) Damage caused by Hurricane Maria is shown in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 21, 2017) Damage caused by Hurricane Maria is shown in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 21, 2017) Cpl. Jordan Slay, an MV-22 Osprey aircrewman, relays information to pilots while transporting personnel in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 21, 2017) Cpl. Jordan Slay, an MV-22 Osprey aircrewman, relays information to pilots while transporting personnel in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAINT CROIX (Sept. 21, 2017) Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) offload from an MV22 Osprey in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAINT CROIX (Sept. 21, 2017) Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) offload from an MV22 Osprey in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
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Sept. 22

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gary Haley, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, conducts search and rescue operations following Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gary Haley, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, conducts search and rescue operations following Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gary Haley, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, searches the area for people in distress during search and rescue operations. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gary Haley, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, searches the area for people in distress during search and rescue operations. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gary Haley, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, stands by during transport operations. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gary Haley, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, stands by during transport operations. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes (top left), Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), discusses joint operations in Puerto Rico with Army Brig. Gen. Dustin Shultz (top right), Commander, 1st Mission Support Command. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes (top left), Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), discusses joint operations in Puerto Rico with Army Brig. Gen. Dustin Shultz (top right), Commander, 1st Mission Support Command. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, left, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) discusses operations in Puerto Rico with senior leadership from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, left, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) discusses operations in Puerto Rico with senior leadership from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, left, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) discusses joint operations in Puerto Rico with senior leadership from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, left, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) discusses joint operations in Puerto Rico with senior leadership from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gary Haley, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, stands by during transport operations. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 22, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gary Haley, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, stands by during transport operations. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 22, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) flies over the island Dominica during U.S. citizen evacuation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rawad Madanat/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 22, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) flies over the island Dominica during U.S. citizen evacuation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rawad Madanat/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 22, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) assesses damage to the island Dominica during U.S. citizen evacuation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 22, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) assesses damage to the island Dominica during U.S. citizen evacuation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2017) Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit board a CH-53E Super Stallion on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2017) Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit board a CH-53E Super Stallion on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2017) Sailors prepare the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for U.S. citizen evacuees from the island Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2017) Sailors prepare the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for U.S. citizen evacuees from the island Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2017) Command Master Chief Gregory Carlson prepares the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for U.S. citizen evacuees from the island Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2017) Command Master Chief Gregory Carlson prepares the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for U.S. citizen evacuees from the island Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) A landing craft, utility enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as the ship transits the Caribbean Sea. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) A landing craft, utility enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as the ship transits the Caribbean Sea. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg/Released)
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 23, 2017) Marine Cpl. Bradley Roach helps members of the media onto an MV-22 Osprey, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at Cyril E. King Airport. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 23, 2017) Marine Cpl. Bradley Roach helps members of the media onto an MV-22 Osprey, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at Cyril E. King Airport. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class John Malico from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), surveys damage on the island of Dominica from Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class John Malico from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), surveys damage on the island of Dominica from Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class John Malico from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), leads U.S. citizens to an MH-60S Sea Hawk during relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class John Malico from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), leads U.S. citizens to an MH-60S Sea Hawk during relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class John Malico from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), helps U.S. citizens load into an MH-60S Sea Hawk during relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class John Malico from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), helps U.S. citizens load into an MH-60S Sea Hawk during relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) U.S. citizens prepare to take off in an MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), during relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) U.S. citizens prepare to take off in an MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), during relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class John Malico from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), guides U.S. citizens out of an MH-60S Sea Hawk during relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class John Malico from Helicopter Sea Combat 22 (HSC-22), assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), guides U.S. citizens out of an MH-60S Sea Hawk during relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson instructs medical students from Ross Medical University on the proper wear of cranial head protection prior to their evacuation from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson instructs medical students from Ross Medical University on the proper wear of cranial head protection prior to their evacuation from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson leads medical students from Ross Medical University to a waiting MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter for evacuation from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson leads medical students from Ross Medical University to a waiting MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter for evacuation from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Medical students from Ross Medical University in Dominica prepare for evacuation in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Medical students from Ross Medical University in Dominica prepare for evacuation in an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Medical students from Ross Medical University board an Air Force C-130 for evacuation from Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 23, 2017) Medical students from Ross Medical University board an Air Force C-130 for evacuation from Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) 1st Sgt. Rafael Colon, a native of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, and the senior enlisted advisor for the 602nd Area Support Medical Company, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C., gets accountability of his soldiers aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), in the Caribbean Sea. Members of the 602nd ASMC returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands to continue to assist with disaster relief operations in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Department of Defense conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Alleea Oliver/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) 1st Sgt. Rafael Colon, a native of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, and the senior enlisted advisor for the 602nd Area Support Medical Company, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C., gets accountability of his soldiers aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), in the Caribbean Sea. Members of the 602nd ASMC returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands to continue to assist with disaster relief operations in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Department of Defense conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Alleea Oliver/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 602nd Area Support Medical Company, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, board a landing craft, utility on the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), in the Caribbean Sea. The Fort Bragg, North Carolina, based Soldiers returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with disaster relief operations in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Department of Defense conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Alleea Oliver/Relased)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 602nd Area Support Medical Company, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, board a landing craft, utility on the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), in the Caribbean Sea. The Fort Bragg, North Carolina, based Soldiers returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with disaster relief operations in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Department of Defense conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Alleea Oliver/Relased)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 602nd Area Support Medical Company, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, depart the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) aboard a landing craft, utility in the Caribbean Sea. Service members returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands on a landing craft, utility to continue to assist with disaster relief operations in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Department of Defense conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Alleea Oliver/Relased)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 602nd Area Support Medical Company, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, depart the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) aboard a landing craft, utility in the Caribbean Sea. Service members returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands on a landing craft, utility to continue to assist with disaster relief operations in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Department of Defense conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Alleea Oliver/Relased)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) U.S. Army Soldiers board a Landing Craft Utility in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to return to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 23, 2017) U.S. Army Soldiers board a Landing Craft Utility in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to return to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)

 

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CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 24, 2017) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), exit U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Utility 1657 to assist in relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 24, 2017. The 26th MEU is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, and local authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with the combined goal of protecting the lives and safety of those in affected areas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 24, 2017) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), exit U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Utility 1657 to assist in relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 24, 2017. The 26th MEU is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, and local authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with the combined goal of protecting the lives and safety of those in affected areas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), escorts evacuees during humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), escorts evacuees during humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Andy Blessing escort evacuees onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), during humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Andy Blessing escort evacuees onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), during humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson assists evacuees onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), during humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson assists evacuees onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), during humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Andy Blessing "fist bumps" an evacuee on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22), attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), during humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Andy Blessing “fist bumps” an evacuee on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22), attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), during humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22) attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) prepares to land to evacuate victims from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22) attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) prepares to land to evacuate victims from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson prepares victims inside an MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22) attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for evacuation from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Logan Parkinson prepares victims inside an MH-60S Sea Hawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22) attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) for evacuation from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22), attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), performs humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22), attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), performs humanitarian aid operations on the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 24, 2017) U.S. Navy Landing Craft Utility 1657, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), exits the well deck of Kearsarge carrying Marine Corps personnel and equipment in support of Hurricane Maria relief operations, in the Caribbean Sea, Sept. 24, 2017. The 26th MEU is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexis C. Schneider/Released)
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U.S. Navy Landing Craft Utility 1657, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), exits the well deck of Kearsarge carrying Marine Corps personnel and equipment in support of Hurricane Maria relief operations, in the Caribbean Sea, Sept. 24, 2017. The 26th MEU is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexis C. Schneider/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 24, 2017) The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Caribbean Sea, as seen from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob A. Goff/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 24, 2017) The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Caribbean Sea, as seen from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob A. Goff/Released)
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 24, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), watch for air traffic aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter over St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 24, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), watch for air traffic aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter over St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 24, 2017) Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), unload equipment and supplies from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to assist with clearing roads. Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 24, 2017) Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), unload equipment and supplies from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to assist with clearing roads. Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 24, 2017) A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Dolphin helicopter takes off after refueling on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 24, 2017) A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Dolphin helicopter takes off after refueling on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), await evacuees from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), await evacuees from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), helps evacuate victims from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 24, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), helps evacuate victims from the island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
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CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 25, 2017) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), conduct route clearing operations with Navy Sailors and local civilians to assist in relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 25, 2017. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 25, 2017) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), conduct route clearing operations with Navy Sailors and local civilians to assist in relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 25, 2017. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 25, 2017) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), conduct route clearing with Navy Sailors and local civilians to assist in relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 25, 2017. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 25, 2017) U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), conduct route clearing with Navy Sailors and local civilians to assist in relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 25, 2017. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 25, 2017) A pallet of drinking water is loaded onto an MV-22 Osprey aircraft attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 25, 2017) A pallet of drinking water is loaded onto an MV-22 Osprey aircraft attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 25, 2017) Marines attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), load military field rations, known as MRE or meals, ready to eat, onto an MV-22 Osprey at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 25, 2017) Marines attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), load military field rations, known as MRE or meals, ready to eat, onto an MV-22 Osprey at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 25, 2017) Sailors and Marines attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), unload military field rations, known as MRE or meals, ready to eat, from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 25, 2017) Sailors and Marines attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), unload military field rations, known as MRE or meals, ready to eat, from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
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CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) U.S. Marines, Navy corpsmen, and Sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), begin assessing medical and operational needs of Hima San Pablo Hospital as part of the humanitarian effort for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) U.S. Marines, Navy corpsmen, and Sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), begin assessing medical and operational needs of Hima San Pablo Hospital as part of the humanitarian effort for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) Construction Mechanic 2nd Class John McConnell, center, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), talks with a civilian employee after repairing a Hima San Pablo Hospital generator during relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) Construction Mechanic 2nd Class John McConnell, center, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), talks with a civilian employee after repairing a Hima San Pablo Hospital generator during relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) U.S. Navy Lt. Robert R. Bryson, left, a physician assistant with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), discusses medical and operational needs of Hima San Pablo Hospital with its staff as part of relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017. The 26th MEU is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, and local authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with the combined goal of protecting the lives and safety of those in affected areas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) U.S. Navy Lt. Robert R. Bryson, left, a physician assistant with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), discusses medical and operational needs of Hima San Pablo Hospital with its staff as part of relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Sept. 26, 2017. The 26th MEU is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, and local authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with the combined goal of protecting the lives and safety of those in affected areas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)

UTUADO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) Construction Electrician 3rd Class Joshua Reding, assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202, inspects a generator at the Metropolitano De La Montana Hospital in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunners Mate 1st Class Jonathan Eddy/Released)
UTUADO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) Construction Electrician 3rd Class Joshua Reding, assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202, inspects a generator at the Metropolitano De La Montana Hospital in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunners Mate 1st Class Jonathan Eddy/Released)
UTUADO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) U.S. Navy Sailors approach Metropolitano De La Montana Hospital during hospital assessments in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunners Mate 1st Class Jonathan Eddy/Released)
UTUADO, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) U.S. Navy Sailors approach Metropolitano De La Montana Hospital during hospital assessments in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunners Mate 1st Class Jonathan Eddy/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), speaks with Puerto Rico's National Guard director Army Brig. Gen. Gisele Wilz about joint operations. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg/Released)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Sept. 26, 2017) Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), speaks with Puerto Rico’s National Guard director Army Brig. Gen. Gisele Wilz about joint operations. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana D. Legg/Released)
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Sept. 27

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DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Brandon Larnard, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), carries an evacuee off an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Brandon Larnard, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), carries an evacuee off an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), secures a cranial helmet on an evacuee. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), secures a cranial helmet on an evacuee. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)

DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), guides an evacuee to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), guides an evacuee to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Brandon Larnard, right, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), guides evacuees into an MH-60s Sea Hawk helicopter prior to departure. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Brandon Larnard, right, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), guides evacuees into an MH-60s Sea Hawk helicopter prior to departure. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), loads luggage into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter before transporting evacuees following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), loads luggage into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter before transporting evacuees following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), prepares to transport evacuees following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), prepares to transport evacuees following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), stands by to transport evacuees following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), stands by to transport evacuees following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)

 

DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force- Southern Command (SP MAGTAF-SC) provide aid to an evacuee as part of first response efforts to Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force- Southern Command (SP MAGTAF-SC) provide aid to an evacuee as part of first response efforts to Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Brandon Larnard, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), and U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force- Southern Command (SP MAGTAF -SC), provide aid to an evacuee as part of first response efforts to Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 27, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Brandon Larnard, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), and U.S. Marines assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force- Southern Command (SP MAGTAF -SC), provide aid to an evacuee as part of first response efforts to Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Evacuees are being transported to island airports for transfer to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The Department of Defense is supporting United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
JAYUYA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 27, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), and local volunteers unload food from an MV-22 Osprey in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
JAYUYA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 27, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), and local volunteers unload food from an MV-22 Osprey in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
JAYUYA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 27, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), and local volunteers unload food from an MV-22 Osprey in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
JAYUYA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 27, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), and local volunteers unload food from an MV-22 Osprey in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
JAYUYA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 27, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), and local volunteers unload food from an MV-22 Osprey in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
JAYUYA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 27, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), and local volunteers unload food from an MV-22 Osprey in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
JAYUYA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 27, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), and area residents unload food and drinking water from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
JAYUYA, Puerto Rico (Sept. 27, 2017) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), and area residents unload food and drinking water from an MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryre Arciaga/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2017) Two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) after refueling during humanitarian relief efforts following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2017) Two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) after refueling during humanitarian relief efforts following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2017) A Sailor signals the take off of a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in order to refuel during humanitarian relief efforts following the landfall of Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rawad Madanat/Released)

CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2017) Reporters interview Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) about operations in Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob A. Goff/Released)
CARIBBEAN SEA (Sept. 27, 2017) Reporters interview Rear Adm. Jeff Hughes, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) about operations in Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob A. Goff/Released)
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Sept. 28

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DOMINICA (Sept. 28, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 aboard to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), prepares a resident for evacuation following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. Dominica residents are being evacuated to airports and then to the nearby islands of Martinique and Guadalupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 28, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 aboard to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), prepares a resident for evacuation following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. Dominica residents are being evacuated to airports and then to the nearby islands of Martinique and Guadalupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 28, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 aboard to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), prepares a child for evacuation following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. Dominica residents are being evacuated to local airports and then to the nearby islands of Martinique and Guadalupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
DOMINICA (Sept. 28, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nicholas Glass, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 aboard to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), prepares a child for evacuation following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. Dominica residents are being evacuated to local airports and then to the nearby islands of Martinique and Guadalupe. The Department of Defense is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Taylor King/Released)
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Sept. 29
USNS Comfort Departs for Puerto Rico

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk today and is now underway and making final preparations to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 29, 2017) Commander of Military Sealift Command Atlantic and Task Force 83 Capt. Kevin Robinson and Commanding Officer of the military treatment facility aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Capt. Kevin Buckley brief reporters in Norfolk, Va., before the ship departs for Puerto Rico to join humanitarian aid efforts. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy video/Released)
NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Taryn Armington and Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Darian Joseph prepare to cast off mooring lines for the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brittany Tobin/Released)
NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Taryn Armington and Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Darian Joseph prepare to cast off mooring lines for the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brittany Tobin/Released)

USNS Comfort Departs for Puerto Rico

NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) Sailors cast off mooring lines to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released)
NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) Sailors cast off mooring lines to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released)
NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released)
NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released)
NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) wave as the ship departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released)
NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) wave as the ship departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Bill Mesta/Released)
NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brittany Tobin/Released)
NORFOLK (Sept. 29, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departs Naval Station Norfolk to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brittany Tobin/Released)
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USS Wasp to Support Relief for US Territories in Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command released the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) from support of post-Hurricane Maria relief operations in Dominica Sept. 29, and the ship will now join relief efforts for U.S. territories in the Caribbean.

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Sept. 30

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VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (Sept. 30, 2017) Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1656, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), prepares to offload vehicles on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jessica L. Dowell/Released)
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VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (Sept. 30, 2017) Sailors discuss relief efforts on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, with island officials. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jessica L. Dowell/Released)
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VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (Sept. 30, 2017) Builder 2nd Class Kevin Perry fills gas tanks to distribute to local authorities on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jessica L. Dowell/Released)
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Oct. 1

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 1, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), center, conducts an underway replenishment with the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), right, and a vertical replenishment with the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). Comfort is underway to support humanitarian relief operations in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott/Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 1, 2017) Sailors secure two MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters assigned to the “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 to the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in support of relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Wasp has been providing humanitarian aid throughout the Caribbean region since Sept. 4 in the wake of both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rawad Madanat/Released)
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Sailors participate in a simulated man-overboard drill held aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship sails in support of humanitarian relief operations in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr./Released)
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CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Oct. 1, 2017) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class John E. Cantu, assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), departs Hospital Oriente following a reassessment of medical and operational needs previously requested as part of the relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Maria in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Oct. 1, 2017. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tojyea G. Matally/Released)
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Oct. 2

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 2, 2017) Lt. Sea Murnan provides medical services during a man-overboard drill aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship transits to support humanitarian relief operations in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr./Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 2, 2017) Hospitalman Kelly Camachomacias, left, and Ensign Justin Valdez, an inpatient orthopedic nurse, both assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, stock bedside nurse carts aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as it prepares for humanitarian operations in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 2, 2017) Lt. j.g. Kelli Svatek, an intensive care unit nurse from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, stocks bedside nurse carts aboard the Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as it prepares for humanitarian operations in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the head federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 2, 2017) Sailors provide medical services in a simulated man-overboard drill held aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as the ship sails in support of humanitarian relief operations in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr./Released)
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Oct. 3

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 3, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. Comfort will help support Hurricane Maria aid and relief operations. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Christopher Merian/Released)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 3, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for humanitarian operations. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott/Released)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 3, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for humanitarian operations. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott/Released)
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Oct. 4

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 4, 2017) An MH-60S Seahawk, attached to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 lands aboard the flightdeck of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) during a medical evacuation while the ship is in Puerto Rico to provide humanitarian assistance throughout the area. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr./Released)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 4, 2017) The crew of an MH-60S Seahawk, attached to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 escort a patient on the flightdeck of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) during a medical evacuation while the ship is in Puerto Rico to provide humanitarian assistance throughout the area. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr./Released)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 4, 2017) Sailors in the intensive care unit aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) treat a patient after a medical evacuation. The hospital ship is in Puerto Rico to provide humanitarian assistance throughout the area. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the head federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 4, 2017) Lt. j.g. Shiju SantaNivas, an intensive care nurse assigned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, treats a patient aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) after a medical evacuation. The ship is in Puerto Rico to provide humanitarian assistance throughout the area. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 4, 2017) – Sailors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) conduct a medical evacuation with the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 while the ship is supporting relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott/Released)
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Oct. 5

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CEIBA, Puerto Rico (Oct. 5, 2017) Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and U.S. Air Force Airmen transfer supplies off an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter as part of relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Wasp is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Levingston Lewis/Released)
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Oct. 6
USNS Comfort Responds to Second Hospital Generator Failure in Puerto Rico

The Mercy-class Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), underway near the coast of the Arecibo-Manati region of Puerto Rico, received four critical patients from Hospital Menonita in Caguas, Puerto Rico, after its generator failed, Oct. 6.

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, lands on the Military Sea Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to drop off a patient from Menonita Hospital in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Comfort arrived in the Arecibo-Manati region to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2017) Sailors transport a patient from Menonita Hospital in Caguas, Puerto Rico after arriving on board the Military Sea Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort arrived in the Arecibo-Manati region to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 6, 2017) Sailors perform a surgical procedure in an operating room aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort arrived in the Arecibo-Manati region of Puerto Rico to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr./Released)
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Oct. 8

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 8, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class David Wretsch, assigned to the the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), loads drinking water into an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter at Luis Munoz Marin Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for distribution to the citizens of Centro Communal, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana Denice Legg/Released)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 8, 2017) Cmdr. John Devlin, right, an emergency medicine physician embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), meets with Dr. Wilfredo Nieves-Colomer, left, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Dr. Amarilis Rivera Marrero, a neonatologist at Hospital UPR Dr. Federico Trillo in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 8, 2017) Lt. Cmdr. Stewart Hitchcock, a registered nurse assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), speaks to Lt. Lindsey Snyder, a perioperative nurse from NMCP, prior to surgery on a patient from Hospital Menonita Caguas in Caguas, Puerto Rico, aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
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Oct. 9

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VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (Oct. 9, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class class Nathan Furry, left, and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Michael Sparhawk, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), and local volunteers unload water from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter for distribution to the citizens of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob A. Goff/Released)
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PONCE, Puerto Rico (Oct. 9, 2017) U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command stack pallets of food and water intended for distribution to Hurricane Maria victims. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and as one component of the overall whole-of-government response efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Outzen/Released)
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Oct. 9, 2017) Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Christian Bass, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, retrieves empty oxygen tanks from Centro Medico in San Juan, Puerto, to be refilled aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) utilizing the ships two oxygen-producing plants. Comfort is underway providing medical services in the vicinity of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott/Released)
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Oct. 10

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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2017) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Mark Carigo sets a cast on a Puerto Rican native aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is operating in the vicinity of the Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr./Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2017) Sailors assist a Puerto Rican native during a physical therapy session aboard the Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is operating in the vicinity of the Arecibo, Puerto Rico to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr./Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 10, 2017) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), far right, come alongside the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) for a replenishment-at-sea. Comfort is underway operating in the vicinity of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott/Released)
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Oct. 11

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ARECIBO, Puerto Rico (Oct. 11, 2017) Sailors from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) bring food and water for distribution in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Comfort is operating in the vicinity of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to ComfortÕs arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Ray Nunez Jr./Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 11, 2017) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) observe as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter transfers supplies from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) during a replenishment-at-sea to enable continuing operations in Puerto Rico. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
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CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 11, 2017) Sailors transport a patient from Hospital Pavia in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is underway operating in the vicinity of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort’s arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher/Released)
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