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June 13, 2017

U.S. Service Members Aid Sri Lanka After Devastating Floods

The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to support humanitarian assistance operations in the wake of severe flooding and landslides that devastated many regions of the country.

April 27, 2017

Service Members Help Isolated Alaskan Village

Alaska National Guard soldiers from the 207th Engineer Utility Detachment teamed up with service members from across the Defense Department to participate in an Innovative Readiness Training runway extension project in Old Harbor, Alaska.

April 6, 2017

Air Force C-130 Aircraft Deploy to Peru for Flood-Relief Mission

At the request of the Peruvian government, two U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, flew to Lima, Peru, to support ongoing U.S. disaster assistance to communities devastated by floods resulting from torrential rainfall in the country’s northern region.

March 27, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Recalls Volunteer Mission in Ghana

Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Iannucci, an intelligence specialist assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, spent three weeks in Ghana on a volunteer mission to help orphans. She wanted to travel to Africa to experience a new culture that was out of her comfort zone.

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.

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