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Airmen Aid Indonesia Recovery

KADENA AIRBASE, Japan, Oct. 9, 2009 – Airmen with the 353rd Special Operations Group at Kadena Airbase are supporting humanitarian relief operations in the aftermath of earthquakes near Padang in western Indonesia. Story

Navy Ship Provides First
Response to American Samoa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2009 – The USS Ingraham was one of the first responders to provide humanitarian relief to victims of a natural disaster in American Samoa, the ship’s commanding officer said. Story

Samoa Relief Winds Down;
Efforts Continue Elsewhere

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2009 – As the U.S. military continues to provide assistance to victims of storms and earthquakes in the Philippines and Indonesia, tsunami relief operations in American Samoa are tapering off. Story

Guard Joins Other Agencies
In American Samoa Effort

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 5, 2009 – The Hawaii National Guard’s medical mission in American Samoa wrapped up over the weekend, but 14 Guardsmen with the state’s civil support team will remain there to conduct joint hazardous-material and damage assessment operations. Story

Air Force Humanitarian Team
Set to Depart for Indonesia

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii, Oct. 4, 2009 - An Air Force humanitarian assistance rapid response team is preparing to depart on two C-17 Globemaster IIIs out of Japan and Guam to provide disaster relief to Indonesia. Story

Pacific Command Continues Humanitarian Aid Efforts in Region

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2009 – U.S. Pacific Command continues to help in coordinating humanitarian relief operations in American Samoa, Indonesia and the Philippines, the command’s top officer said. Story

Captain Provides Glimpse Into Effort

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 2, 2009 – A physician assistant with the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing described the damage he witnessed in American Samoa: "A very beautiful spot...absolutely devastated." Story

Pago Pago Relief Efforts Continue

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2009 – The medical support situation in American Samoa has stabilized amid U.S. relief efforts after a massive tsunami devastated the area this week. Story

AFNORTH Airmen Support Relief

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Oct. 2, 2009 - Air Forces Northern airmen are working to support the civil operations center in relief efforts in the wake of a tsunami that swept across the U.S. territories of the Samoa Islands. Story

Marines, Sailors Deliver Disaster-Relief Supplies to Philippines

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Japan, Oct. 2, 2009 – The U.S. military is providing critically needed disaster-relief supplies to mitigate suffering and prevent further loss of life in the wake of Tropical Storm Ketsana, which struck the Philippines on Sept. 25. Story

Hawaii National Guard, FEMA
Teams to Assist American Samoa

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2009 – In response to Federal Emergency Management Agency requests, National Guard assets from Hawaii continue to provide air-cargo operations and other support to tsunami victims on American Samoa. Story

Hawaii Guard Deploys to Deliver Tsunami Relief American Samoa

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2009 – About 90 Hawaii National Guard members are on their way to American Samoa to help in the recovery efforts on the Pacific island, National Guard officials announced. Story