Military Provides Early Earthquake Help in Haiti

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President Barack Obama meets in the Situation Room of the White House on the U.S. response to the earthquake in Haiti, Jan. 13, 2010. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attended the meeting. White House photo by Pete Souza
  • A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft crew from Air Station Clearwater in Florida takes pictures as part of an assessment of earthquake damage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 13, 2009. The assessment follows a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the country. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen
  • U.S. Navy sailors assigned to Helicopter Squadron Light  11 inspect SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., before departing to join the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson en route to Haiti. The squadron and several Navy vessels are underway to render assistance after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary B. Granger Jr.
  • SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters depart Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., to embark aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson en route to Haiti, Jan. 13, 2010. The squadron and several Navy vessels are underway to render humanitarian assistance after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation. The helicopters are assigned to Anti-Submarine Squadron 7.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer Gary B. Granger Jr.
  • U.S. Navy sailors load supplies aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry in Little Creek, Va., Jan. 13, 2010, to aid the people of Haiti. The Fort McHenry will join several Navy vessels are underway to render humanitarian assistance after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rafael Martie
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan McNeil directs the loading of supplies aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry in Little Creek, Va., Jan. 13, 2010. Several Navy vessels are under way to render humanitarian assistance after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rafael Martie
  • Two Coast Guard 270-foot cutters wait along Haiti's shores, Jan, 13, 2010, ready to provide humanitarian aid to the country, which was devastated by a 7.0 magnitute earthquake.  U.S. Coast Guard photo
  • A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter transports an injured American to U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Jan.13, 2010. The injured is one of four Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, who were rescued and brought to the Navy base on Guantanamo Bay to receive medical care for traumatic injuries sustained in the earthquake that struck the region. The victims were stabilized by hospital personnel before they were medically evacuated to the continental United States for further treatment.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Bill Mesta
  • An American employee of the U.S. Embassy is transported to the U.S. Naval Hospital at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter Jan. 13, 2010, after sustaining injuries in the earthquake that struck the region Jan. 12, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Bill Mesta
  • Hospital personnel at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba receive five American victims of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti from a U.S. Coast Guard air ambulance, Jan. 13, 2010. The victims were stabilized and treated in the Guantanamo hospital and were transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Bill Mesta
  • U.S. Coast Gurad Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Wilburn guides U.S. personnel affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti to a waiting HC-130 Hercules aircraft in Port-Au-Prince Haiti, Jan. 13, 2010. The evacuation is part of the U.S. government's continued humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts. Coast Guard personnel from Air Station Clearwater in Florida evacuated nearly 140 U.S. personnel from Haiti.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O'Leary
  • Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater evacuates U.S. personnel from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 13, 2010. Nearly 140 people were evacuated via HC-130 Hercules aircraft as the U.S. disaster relief continues in Haiti. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O'Leary
  • A U.S. Southern Command assessment team boards a C-130 Hercules aircraft in Miami, Jan. 13, 2010, en route to Haiti to support U.S. relief efforts there following the massive earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. The team will work with U.S. embassy personnel as well as Haitian, United Nations and international officials to assess the situation and facilitate follow up with U.S. military support.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Santita Mitchell
  • Flight deck crew members observe SH-60F Sea Hawk aircraft assigned to the Red Lions of Helicopter Squadron 15 as they land aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, Jan. 13, 2010. The Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are on their way to render humanitarian assistance to Haiti, following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the tiny nation Jan. 12. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Barker
  • March Air Reserve Base, Calif., serves as a staging area for relief workers and search and rescue teams to assemble supplies, personnel and equipment for a C-17 Globemaster III flight to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 13, 2010. The aircraft is assigned to the 60th Air Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Roy Santana
  • March Air Reserve Base, Calif., serves as a staging area for relief workers and search and rescue teams to assemble supplies, personnel and equipment for a C-17 Globemaster III flight to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The aircraft is assigned to the 60th Air Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Roy Santana
  • C-2A Greyhound transport aircraft prepare to deploy to support the first wave of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, Jan. 14, 2010. The aircraft are assigned to the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 in Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Scott D. Cohen