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Feb. 28, 2017

Continuing Promise Mission Provides Aid in Honduras

Continuing Promise 2017 made a stop in Honduras to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements and medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America.

Feb. 10, 2017

Louisiana Army National Guard Supports Tornado Recovery in New Orleans

Approximately 100 soldiers from the Louisiana Army National Guard are supporting the New Orleans Police Department, by manning 16 static traffic control points in New Orleans East, following significant damage caused by a tornado.

Oct. 7, 2016

U.S., Military Troops Mobilize in Haiti Following Hurricane Matthew

U.S. military personnel began arriving on the hurricane-ravaged island nation of Haiti to begin storm response efforts as Combined Task Force Hurricane Matthew mobilizes there.

Oct. 7, 2016

National Guard Ready for Disaster Response Roles in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

More than 6,000 National Guard members are on duty in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina as Hurricane Matthew moves north up the Atlantic Coast.

Oct. 6, 2016

DoD Assistance Team Arrives in Haiti for Post-Hurricane Support

U.S. military assistance is on the ground in Haiti to assist and support the tiny island nation with the impact felt from Hurricane Matthew, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters.

Oct. 4, 2016

East Coast Military Bases Prepare for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is "a serious storm and … we do stand ready to provide support in the region as needed,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters during a Pentagon briefing.

Oct. 4, 2016

Southcom Stages Disaster Relief Team at Grand Cayman Island

U.S. Southern Command directed a team of about 100 military personnel and nine helicopters to Grand Cayman Island, where they will be staged and ready to support U.S. disaster relief operations in the Caribbean if requested.

Sept. 1, 2016

Florida National Guard Soldiers, Airmen Prepare for Hurricane Hermine

As Hurricane Hermine heads for Florida’s Gulf Coast, the state’s governor has activated about 100 National Guardsmen and is prepared to activate more if needed, a Defense Department spokesman said.

Sept. 1, 2016

Partnerships Connect as Pacific Endeavor Concludes in Australia

After two weeks of information-sharing modules, equipment checks and field testing, the nearly 250 participants in Pacific Endeavor 2016 came together for a closing ceremony in Brisbane, Australia.

Aug. 3, 2016

Globalization and U.S. Africa Command: Understanding the New World

U.S. Africa Command finds itself at the forefront of the effort to develop transregional strategies to counter threats in an era of globalization, said Amanda J. Dory, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs.

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