AIRLANT’s Secret to Success for Hurricane Relief – Teamwork!

By Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Between hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, nearly 170 Americans lost their lives this summer. Thousands of others lost their homes and all their possessions: clothing, furniture, pets and decades of memories. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those caught in the path of …

Special Report: Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, Sept. 20, as a Category 4 storm with deadly flooding expected. The Defense Department had personnel and equipment already assisting authorities in the region that has seen two other powerful hurricanes, Irma and Jose, in recent weeks. Coverage Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. …

Special Report: Hurricane Harvey Relief Support

U.S. Navy Sailors and assets are supporting federal, state and local authorities’ ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Follow this page for updates. HSC-7 Investigates Distress Call (Aug. 29) HSC-7 Prepares to Conduct Search and Rescue Mission (Aug. 29) Navy Squadrons Rescue 227 on First Day in Houston (Aug. 30) USS Kearsarge …

Continuing Promise 2017 Special Report

The humanitarian mission Continuing Promise 2017 is underway, and this blog is your place to follow it. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet conducted deployment, focused on civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance activities comprised of medical, dental and veterinary support, as well as disaster response training …

U.S. Navy Joins New Zealand Earthquake Relief

Originally scheduled to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, USS Sampson (DDG 102) is instead supporting earthquake recovery efforts in New Zealand. Sampson was already transiting the Western Pacific when it altered course to join the New Zealand-led task force efforts. …

U.S. Navy Joins New Zealand Earthquake Relief

Originally scheduled to participate in the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, USS Sampson (DDG 102) is instead supporting earthquake recovery efforts in New Zealand. Sampson was already transiting the Western Pacific when it altered course to join the New Zealand-led task force efforts. …

USS Sampson CO: Crew Fully Prepared for New Zealand Earthquake Response

By Cmdr. Tim LaBenz Commanding officer, USS Sampson (DDG 102) Families and friends of USS Sampson, At the request of the Government of New Zealand, USS Sampson and her crew are heading to contribute to the ongoing recovery efforts occurring on New Zealand’s South Island after the devastating earthquake that occurred Nov. 14. While the …