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Oct. 10, 2016
Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Assesses Hurricane Matthew Damage in Haiti
Rear Adm. Roy I. Kitchener, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, flew over Haiti Oct. 9, to asses damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Oct. 10, 2016
U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Thanks USS Mesa Verde
The Honorable Peter F. Mulrean, U.S. ambassador to Haiti, visited the amphibious dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Oct. 9 as the ship began its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in response to Hurricane Matthew.

Oct. 10, 2016
NAS Jacksonville Family Gets Help From NAS Pensacola Family during Hurricane Matthew Evacuation
Hurricane Matthew churned up the eastern seaboard of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, impacting several Navy installations, including Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

Oct. 8, 2016
Message to Families of Iwo Jima and Mesa Verde Sailors and Marines Supporting Hurricane Matthew Relief
To our families,
My name is Rear Adm. Roy Kitchener, and I am the commander of Expeditionary Strike Group Two. I have the privilege of leading Sailors and Marines aboard USS Mesa Verde and USS Iwo Jima to support relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Oct. 8, 2016
Emergency Family Assistance Centers to Open
When evacuees receive the “all clear” and are able to return to their installations in the tri-base area, they will have help waiting for them.Emergency Family Assistance Centers (EFAC) will be open at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla., and at Naval Submarine Base (NSB) Kings Bay, Ga.

Oct. 8, 2016
USS Mesa Verde’s Medical Team Prepares for Haiti
The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) conducted a mass casualty drill in preparation to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts in Haiti, Oct. 7.

Oct. 8, 2016
Navy Region Southeast Bases Still Closed in Hurricane Matthew’s Wake
Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport, Fla., as well as Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., are still closed. Only mission essential personnel and first responders are on board the bases.

Oct. 8, 2016
USS Iwo Jima, 24th MEU Deploy to Haiti for Hurricane Matthew HA/DR Missions
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) along with more than 500 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will get underway today from Norfolk, headed for Haiti to support Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) missions in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Oct. 7, 2016
USS Mesa Verde Steams Toward Haiti in Response to Hurricane Matthew
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport docking ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) steamed toward Haiti Oct. 7 to support Joint Task Force Matthew, which is overseeing U.S. military relief efforts on the island nation.

Oct. 7, 2016
Kings Bay Establishes Support Team for Hurricane Matthew
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay has established a relocation team at Warner Robins Air Force Base, near Macon, Georgia, in response to Hurricane Matthew.

Oct. 7, 2016
USS Mesa Verde to Support Relief Mission in Haiti
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) has directed the U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) to transit towards Haiti, where it will join Joint Task Force-Matthew disaster relief operations.

Oct. 6, 2016
Hurricane Matthew Prompts Aircraft Safe Haven at NAS Fort Worth JRB
As an inland military base, hurricanes are not much of a threat to Naval Air Station (NAS) Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (JRB) and yet these forces of nature can still impact the installation by calling on it to serve as a safe haven for military people and equipment that are in harm’s way.

Oct. 6, 2016
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Issues Evacuation Order
Commander, With Hurricane Matthew roaring up the coast of Florida, as well as Georgia and South Carolina, I want to remind our Navy families to monitor the storm and keep safety as your highest priority. The storm conditions continue to worsen and pose significant risk to life and safety.

Oct. 5, 2016
“All Clear” at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay’s (NSGB) Commanding Officer David Culpepper gave the “all clear” just after 10 a.m., Oct 5, and returned the installation to Condition of Readiness (COR) 5.

Oct. 5, 2016
Sortie Condition Alpha Set in Mayport; Ships Get Underway as Hurricane Matthew Approaches
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) ordered U.S. Navy ships in the Mayport area to set Sortie Condition Alpha or Bravo, Oct. 4, as Hurricane Matthew heads toward the Florida coast.

Oct. 4, 2016
GTMO Personnel Encouraged to Sign Up for Red Cross Safe and Well Program
Prior to the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay personnel, with the assistance of the American Red Cross, were encouraged to sign up for the Red Cross Safe and Well Program.

Oct. 4, 2016
NAVFAC Southeast Stands Up EOC to Prep for Hurricane Recovery

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is up and running and making preparations for whatever Hurricane Matthew has in store.

Oct. 3, 2016
USTRANSCOM Evacuates Families and Pets to NAS Pensacola

Four C-17 and two C-130 aircraft from U.S. Transportation Command relocated approximately 700 spouses and children, along with 65 pets, from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), Cuba, to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Fla, yesterday, Oct. 2.

Oct. 3, 2016
NHP Assists Guantanamo Bay Evacuees

Seaman Brandon Johnston was expecting just another normal day of work when he reported to the Labor and Delivery Department at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Oct. 2.

Oct. 1, 2016
Families Evacuating Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 
Approximately 700 spouses and children are evacuating from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), Cuba during preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew.

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