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USS Rushmore Aids 65 People at Sea

MAKASSAR STRAIT (June 10, 2015) A Sailor takes a woman to medical staff aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47).

USS Rushmore (LSD 47) rendered assistance to 65 people on makeshift bamboo rafts in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi June 10. Shipboard lookouts spotted the distressed persons waving orange and white flags. Rushmore’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Thomas Stephens, ordered the launch of a small boat with …

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Summary of Navy Support for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts, Nov. 6, 2012

The following is an update on the U.S. Navy’s current and ongoing support of FEMA and National and local authority relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Current Operational Summary (last 24 hours): Sandy Hook Coast Guard Station – Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit-202 conducted debris clearing and repairs. – Underwater Construction Team 1 (UCT-1) …

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Oct. 31st – Hurricane Sandy Update

By Rear Adm. John Kirby, Chief of Information There have been a number of media reports today discussing the Navy’s role in providing support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  I wanted to take a minute to clean things up a bit. Right now, the only official tasking the Navy …

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