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[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 20

Eccoci qua con la parte 20. Per prima cosa voglio segnalare un articolo apparso sul sito del Southern Command in cui vengono elogiati i nostri uomini impegnati ad Haiti.

L’82nd Airborne, che fino ad oggi e’ stata impegnata sopratutto in compiti di sicurezza e nelle attivita’ di distribuzione di viveri e medicinali, sembra infatti avere apprezzato il contributo dei soldati italiani… e, udite udite, dei mezzi da loro schierati! :-)


Italian soldiers work with American paratroopers to clear the streets of Port-au-Prince on Feb. 17. The troopers teamed up with the Italians and the Center of National Equipment for the rubble removal mission. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kissta M. Feldner, 2BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)

Italian, U.S. troops team to remove rubble from the streets of Port-au-Prince
By Pfc. Kissta M. Feldner, 2nd Brigade Combat Team

Buildings lean dangerously, looming over soldiers in the street below attempting to remove mounds of debris, the remains of structures that have already crumbled. As a tractor fills its bucket with a new load of fragmented concrete, it snags a downed power line, causing loose bricks to fall from the structure above. This scene is evidence of why the engineering mission here is so important.

When the road is cleared, it will become a safe route for international aid organizations to access areas of Port-au-Prince in need of assistance, as well as increase traffic flow, open the streets for vendors, and generally enhance functionality of the city.

Soldiers from the Italian Task Force have teamed up with Paratroopers with 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, in addition to their continued work with the Center of National Equipment (CNE), to clear the streets of the city.

The Paratroopers are using their loaders and Bobcat utility work machines to remove the massive amount of rubble left by the Jan. 12 earthquake. But, their mission would be much more time consuming if it weren’t for the addition of the Italians’ large machinery. Each day the Italians will be introducing more equipment as the mission progresses.

“(The Italians) have better assets,” said Sgt. Robert Medders, an Ackerman, Mississippi native and engineer with 2BSTB, while working with the Italian soldiers on Feb. 17. “Their equipment has come in handy,” Medders said.

Additional soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2BCT, have been securing the site, roping off streets and stopping curious locals from entering the hazardous area. In the few days they have partnered with the Italians, the troopers are impressed with their work. “They’re good at what they do,” said Sgt. 1st Class Ernest Rodriguez, a Camden, New Jersey native and platoon leader of 2nd Plt., D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2BCT. “They’re pretty much doing it all on their own,” he said.

A 2BCT trooper stands with a group of Italian soldiers, taking a break from their work as the dust settles. They share a cigarette and swap unit patches – a custom that has become common among soldiers while working with their foreign counterparts – however, they exchange few words. This is not due to hard feelings or lack of interest in one another, but because neither speaks the others’ language.

1st Corporal Giuseppe Colletto, an Italian army engineer, said at times it is difficult communicating with the American soldiers due to the language barrier and lack of interpreters, but they have had no problems completing their mission. Colletto said he is used to overcoming this obstacle after working with U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but for some of the 2BCT Paratroopers this partnership is a completely new experience. “It’s cool working with another country,” said Medders. “Everyone works a bit different.”

The Paratroopers are showing the Italians how to coordinate with CNE, the United Nations and local police so they can pull their own security, without U.S. assistance. The Italians have everything they need to do this job on their own, Rodriguez said. “These guys are outstanding,” he said. “They have a good understanding of what’s going on here and they’ll get the job done.”

But as an airborne infantry unit, the capabilities of the 2BCT engineers are limited in the face of such overwhelming destruction. “Our light engineers are incredibly skilled,” said Lt. Col. Tim Kehoe, deputy commanding officer, 2BCT, “but their light equipment is not designed for this type of mission.”

The introduction of Italian soldiers and equipment has made the difference in the rubble removal and street clearing mission but there is still so much to be done. “We are filling the gap in support of CNE until the right elements arrive to complete this mission,” Kehoe said.


NCHEON, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 17:  South Korean soldiers cheer during a ceremony marking the formation of the unit for dispatch to Haiti on February 17, 2010 in Incheon, South Korea. The 240 PKO troops, including military surgeons, are expected to leave for Haiti end of this month to help reconstruction support as Peacekeeping Operations (PKO).  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)


INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 17:  A South Korean soldier hugs her grandmother during a ceremony marking the formation of the unit for dispatch to Haiti on February 17, 2010 in Incheon, South Korea. The 240 PKO troops, including military surgeons, are expected to leave for Haiti end of this month to help reconstruction support as Peacekeeping Operations (PKO).  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)


A US Army soldier, belonging to the 82nd Airborne Division, lifts up a child during a patrol at the Cite Soleil neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. US forces are in Haiti to participate in the international relief efforts after last month’s magnitude-7 earthquake. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)


An unidentified US Army soldier, belonging to the 82nd Airborne Division, hands out candy to children during a patrol at the Cite Soleil neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. US forces are in Haiti to participate in the international relief efforts after last month’s magnitude-7 earthquake. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 16, 2010) A Seabee assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 cuts rebar on a damaged wall near Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. ACB-2 is conducting construction, humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams/Released)


BONEL, Haiti (Feb. 18, 2010) Seabees assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – FEBRUARY 19: Passengers who arrived on the first commercial flight into Haiti since the January 12 earthquake mix with porters, cars and soldiers after leaving the Toussaint L’Ouverture airport February 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The airport is will begin to handle between 30 and 40 commerical and aid flights daily. Air traffic control at the airport had been operated by the United States military since the earthquake.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 16, 2010) A U.N. peacekeeper from Argentina helps carry bags of rice during a humanitarian assistance distribution at Stade Sylvio Cator, the national soccer stadium, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Several U.S. and international military and non-governmental agencies are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)


France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (2ndR) gets help as he steps out of a helicopter upon arrival at the Haitian Presidential Palace during a visit in Port-au-Prince February 17, 2010. Sarkozy arrived in earthquake-hit Haiti on Wednesday to support international relief efforts there in the first visit by a French head of state to the former French Caribbean colony. REUTERS/Francois Mori/Pool


France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) and Overseas Territories Minister Marie-Luce Penchard (L) shake hands with rescue workers who helped in Haiti, as Sarkozy arrives at the Fort-de-France airport for a visit in the French overseas department of La Martinique February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer


A Canadian Air Force cargo plane is seen in the background as people lie on couches waiting for their flights at a makeshift waiting area in the tarmac at the international airport in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010. After the Jan. 12 earthquake struck Haiti, a crush of compassion  followed  and planeloads of doctors, medical supplies, food, water and military troops from around the world created a frantic traffic jam both in the air and on the ground. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)


An unidentified serviceman watches as a U.S. Air Force cargo plane is unloaded at the international airport in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. After the Jan. 12 earthquake struck Haiti, a crush of compassion followed and planeloads of doctors, medical supplies, food, water and military troops from around the world created a frantic traffic jam both in the air and on the ground. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – FEBRUARY 16: U.S. Army PV2 Gaylen Kloepfer from Wasila, Alaska speaks with Haitian earthquake survivor Luckner Dardonpre in front of rubble on a city street on February 16, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A month after more than 200,000 people died in Haiti’s devastating earthquake, people are struggling to get by.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)


Soldiers of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces take notes at the MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti) base in in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday Feb. 16, 2010. Japan has sent a 350 personnel engineering unit to the quake-devastated Caribbean nation that is expected to remove rubble and repair roads. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)


Soldiers of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces watch the activities at the MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti) base in in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday Feb. 16, 2010. Japan has sent a 350 personnel engineering unit to the quake-devastated Caribbean nation that is expected to remove rubble and repair roads. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)


US Army soldiers from the 82 Airborne Division hold back children during a food distribution in Port-au-Prince, Monday Feb. 15, 2010. Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7 earthquake last Jan. 12, leaving thousands homeless and prompting a massive international relief effort. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 13, 2010) A Jordan U.N. peacekeeper prepare to distribute 904 bags of rice at an aid distribution point in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The site was previously administered by the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, but is now being managed by U.N. forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 17, 2010) Rear Adm. Victor G. Guillory, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, holds the child of a Haitian woman receiving medical care aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is participating in Operation Unified Response by providing medical support capabilities in Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stuart Phillips/Released)


BONEL, Haiti (Feb. 18, 2010) A Sailor assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 2, left, directs a Seabee assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 during  a humanitarian supply delivery at New Mission Beach compound. The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) is on station in Haiti along with the multi-purpose amphibious assault landing ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) as the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission in support of Operation Unified Response to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island nation Jan 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 16, 2010) A Seabee assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 removes rubble near Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. ACB-2 is conducting construction, humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams/Released)


LA GONAVE ISLAND, HAITI  An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 delivers building materials to La Gonave Island, Haiti, from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)


Paratroopers with Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, assemble a tent for a needy family in Port-au-Prince on Feb. 16. Soldiers with HHC distributed and assembled five tents in four different locations around the city.
(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kissta M. Feldner, 2BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)


Chief Master Sgt. Todd Hunt, a 35th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs the loading of cargo by a forklift Jan. 22, 2010, at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. Homestead served as an airlift hub for Operation Unified Response.


Transition to return tower to Haitian controllers begins – Reginald Bailey receives familiarization instruction from Air Force air traffic controllers in the mobile tower Feb. 1, 2010, at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The transition is currently taking place to hand over the tower and all flight operations responsibilities over to the Haitians. Bailey is a Haitian air traffic controller. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Larry W. Carpenter Jr.)


Spc. Latu Halafihi, a water purification specialist with the 82nd Water Det., 16th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th Group, provides local citizens with fresh water here Feb. 17. The 82nd Water Det. provides about 3,000 gallons of clean drinking water per day to those who live in the neighborhood. (Photo by Spc. A.M. LaVey)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 18, 2010) Civil affairs soldiers from U.S. Army Special Operations Command speak with children living in a tent city in Port-au-Prince, Feb. 18. The civil affairs team assesses medical, shelter, food and water needs to facilitate humanitarian assistance in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Victoria Brayton/Released)


Sgt. Andrew Miltenberger (left),  and Capt. Scott Sann (right), both with the 544th Engineer Dive Team,  inspect the pier at the Port-au-Prince Seaport as a Haitian citizen watches from the support structure. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Stephen Roach)

U.S. Army divers repair Haitian seaport
By Staff Sgt. Stephen Roach

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – U.S. Army divers are deployed to Haiti in support of operation unified response. The small team of engineers specializes in underwater repair, recovery operations, as well as demolition.

The 544th Engineer Dive Team from Fort Eustis, Va., was in Belize for a partner nation training opportunity with divers from Central Belize and Guatemala the day the earthquake devastated the island nation of Haiti and they were sent straight to Port au Prince, Haiti, to start mapping and surveying the Port-au-Prince Seaport shipping lanes to ensure there was access to the badly damaged pier.

There are only two ways to get supplies into Haiti, by air or by sea. The airport here has been congested since the earthquake struck and the seaport’s north pier was completely destroyed. That meant the south pier which was also badly damaged has to be repaired to allow for the offload of much needed relief supplies from large vessels. Ship-to-shore transport runs almost non-stop during the day, but the smaller vessels can only move so many supplies per trip. In order for the south pier to be used the Army divers have to restore vertical load stability.

Capt. Scott Sann, commander, 544th Engineer Dive Team, said, “The last thing you want to see is a ship weighed down with cargo that is meant for the Haitian people anchored out of the port waiting to come in. Our main mission right now is to get this pier back to its vertical load capability pre-earthquake.” Vertical load stability is needed to ensure trucks can move on and off of the pier without causing further damage or completely destroying it.

The repairs to the pier require a skill set that varies from SCUBA diving to carpentry. After one team did the assessment another went to work cleaning the supports before drilling holes for new rebar cages that add stability, while yet another team built wooden frames that will hold the concrete in place while it cures.

U.S. Army divers spend a lot of time training so they can handle complex tasks under stressful conditions. Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Bower, team master diver for the 544th Dive Team, said, “Army divers have a pretty large mission. We generally support the Army Corps of Engineers with repair and work in water front facilities like dams and other areas throughout North America and we do also travel outside the country. We spend a lot of time training, Army divers have to be jacks of all trades.”

The dive school in Panama City, Fla., is a six-month course. The first two months are diving-focused and the next four months are engineering-focused. Working from the USNS Grasp, a Navy vessel with a civilian Merchant Marine crew, the 544th divers rarely set foot on land. They sleep on the ship, ride to the pier on Zodiac boats, and get to work in the polluted waters of the seaport here in Port-au-Prince. The hours are long, the bacteria levels in the water are high, and falling debris can make the work very dangerous.

These U.S. Army divers will be out of sight under the pier working to open this seaport so more supplies can be delivered until they complete the mission.


Oldie but goodie :-)


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte-19


U.S. Army Pfc. Jonathan Johnson, a cargo specialist, is part of a team working the Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS) system to get cargo ashore in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Marines build 400-patient medical facility in Port Au Prince

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 24 arrived at an empty soccer field here Jan. 31 with a mission – transform this recreation area into an interim medical after-care facility capable of treating up to 250 patients.

Within 48 hours the Marines and their Navy counterparts completed setting up a small tent city of large, green military tents neatly aligned across a field owned by car dealership owner Daniel Wozier. By Saturday there were 43 tents, capable of holding 400 patients and far exceeding the initial requirement, erected and the first three patients arrived from USNS Comfort.


A Brazilian UN peacekeeper, right, and a US Army soldier help a woman cross a ditch during a food distribution operation in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)


A US Army solder drags a sack of rice during a food distribution operation organized by the US Army and Brazilian Army UN peacekeepers in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010.  (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)


Japanese soldiers watch as an Antonov aircraft loaded with Japanese aid to Haitian earthquake victims arrives at Port-au-Prince’s airport February 11, 2010. Four weeks after an earthquake shattered its capital, Haiti remains in a precarious situation with no clear idea of how to house 1 million people living in the streets, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – FEBRUARY 11: A frustrated Haitian shouts at an American soldier as protesters demanded tents and more food aid on February 11, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. An early morning rain storm drenched camps for earthquake survivors, many of whom are living under sheets proped up with sticks.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – FEBRUARY 11: United Nations soldiers talk as protesters demanded tents and more food aid on February 11, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


A portion of 30 GMC Sierra pickup trucks, loaded with medical supplies and donated by the Iowa Governor’s office, board a barge headed to Haiti and the relief efforts there February 10, 2010 in Dania Beach, Florida. The General Motors Foundation is donating the 30 GMC trucks to the Haitian relief effort, following former President Bill Clinton’s recent public call for vehicles to support recovery efforts. The trucks will be used to distribute supplies to outlying areas of the country. REUTERS/David Cabrera-GMC/Handout


South Korean army soldiers pose before leaving for Haiti at the Incheon International Airport, in South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. Thirty South Korean Army soldiers left for Haiti Wednesday to lay the groundwork for the arrival of the country’s main peacekeeping contingent on a mission to help rebuild the quake-ravaged nation.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Jin Sung-chul)


LIMBE, Haiti (Feb. 10, 2010) Civil affairs Soldiers assigned to Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command Haiti, talk with Dr. Asano about humanitarian assistance needs in Limbe, Haiti. Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command Haiti facilitates humanitarian support between the government of Haiti, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert J. Fluegel/Released)


BIREY, Haiti (Feb. 10, 2010) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), unload hundreds of jars of peanut butter for distribution to Haitians in Birey, Haiti.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


NEPLY, Haiti (Feb. 7, 2010) A Haitian boy uses a meal-ready-to-eat bag as a backpack in Neply, Haiti. Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson/Released)


CARREFOUR, Haiti (Feb. 9, 2010) Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), assist with the loading of humanitarian aid supplied by the Maritime Civil Affairs Team in Carrefour, Haiti. The Maritime Civil Affairs Team is engaged with local Haitian organizations providing assistance to displaced Haitians.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stuart Phillips/Released)


CARREFOUR, Haiti (Feb. 9, 2010) A volunteer from Mouvman Fanm Aktif Kafou (MOFKA), a female-led community-support organization, distributes goods supplied by the Maritime Civil Affairs Team to Haitian families. The Maritime Civil Affairs Team is engaged with local Haitian organizations providing assistance to displaced Haitians.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stuart Phillips/Released)


CARIBBEAN SEA, Haiti (Feb. 9, 2010) Army Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 2000 conducts a stern-gate marriage with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) to take on pallets of relief supplies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


KILLIC, Haiti (Feb. 5, 2010) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) unload water from a landing craft for distribution in Killick, Haiti. Gunston Hall is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Meranda Keller/Released)


CARIBBEAN SEA, Haiti (Feb. 9, 2010) Landing craft mechanized boats from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, depart the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) with relief supplies.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


CARIBBEAN SEA, Haiti (Feb. 9, 2010) Landing craft mechanized boats from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, depart the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) with relief supplies.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Feb. 9, 2010) A Haitian boy helps Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Shaunte Stafford, assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2, remove rubble from his former school. Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


CARREFOUR, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Marines from the 22nd Marine Expedition Unit (22nd MEU) carry supplies from an CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter after arriving at the Civilian Military Operations Center in Carrefour, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)


CARREFOUR, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) conduct a reconnaissance patrol. The patrol marks the locations in need of supplies, ensures supplies are utilized appropriately, and provides security for local citizens. The 24th MEU is embarked with the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting Operation unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)


CARREFOUR, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Cpl. Tristan Wilkerson, from New Orleans, assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), speaks to a community leader during a reconnaissance patrol. The patrol marks the locations in need of supplies, ensures supplies are utilized appropriately, and provides security for local citizens. The 24th MEU is embarked with the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting Operation unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Coleman Thompson/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Feb. 10, 2010) Sailors load food and humanitarian supplies aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Guantanamo Bay is a logistical hub providing support for Operation Unified Response, a humanitarian assistance mission following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marie A. Montez/Released)


A critical care air transport team member (lower right) sits among litter patients being transported on an Air Force C-130 Hercules Feb. 8, 2010, on a flight bound for Florida. Critical care air transport teams from the 81st Medical Operations Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., are assisting in the airlift and treatment of Haitian earthquake victims to hospitals in Florida. (Courtesy photo)


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) vehicles stand ready to execute missions in support of Joint Task Force – Haiti. The command deployed to the Caribbean country to provide logistics expertise to the international relief effort helping the country recover from a 7.0 magnitude ear Photo Credit: 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs


A Paratrooper assigned to A Co., 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, removes rubble from the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


A U.S. Army Soldier escorts a man and his son who recently arrived from the USNS Comfort to the Killick Point Medical facility.


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 18


US Army soldiers look on as U.N. peacekeepers assist a woman with breathing problems outside the National Stadium in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.  (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)


U.N. peacekeepers stands guard atop of an armored vehicle as women carry bags of rice received during a food distribution operation  in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.  (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)


Thirty-four Japanese engineers, who are members of the Japan Self-Defense Force, arrive at the national airport in Port-au-Prince February 7, 2010. REUTERS/Kena Betancur


Japanese soldiers arrive at the international airport to participate on road reconstruction jobs in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.


Japanese soldiers that will engage in U.N. peacekeeping operations and help with reconstruction activities are seen upon arrival at the international airport in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Dr. Alex Larsen, the Minister of Public Health in Haiti, speaks with a Haitian patient in the medical ward aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a visit with Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


ORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Builder 2nd Class Andrej Paskevic, assigned to Underwater Construction Team(UCT) 1, drills guide holes into a damaged section of a pier. UCT-1 and Army Divers are conducting repair operations in the main seaport of Port-au-Prince as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief mission in support of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Army Diver Staff Sgt. William D’Angelo, assigned to the 544th Engineer Dive Team, right, drills guide holes into a damaged section of a pier at the port in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UCT-1 is conducting repair operations in the main seaport of Port-au-Prince, Haiti as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief mission in support of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Army Diver Staff Sgt. William D’Angelo, assigned to the 544th Engineer Dive Team, left, and Builder 2nd Class Andrej Paskevic, assigned to Underwater Construction Team(UCT) One, drill guide holes into a damaged section of pier. UCT-1 and Army Divers are conducting repair operations in the main seaport of Port-au-Prince as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief mission in support of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 5, 2010) Steelworker 1st Class William Butcher, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, drills guide holes into a damaged section of a pier at the port in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UCT-1 is conducting repair operations in the main seaport of Port-au-Prince, Haiti as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief mission in support of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Builder 2nd Class Andrej Paskevic, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, drills guide holes into a damaged section of pier at the port in Port-au-Prince. UCT-1 and U.S. Army divers are conducting repair operations in the main seaport during Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


Grand Goave, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) construct a temporary shelter in Grand Goave, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stuart Phillips/Released)


Grand Goave, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) A Sailor from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) receives a helping-hand from a young Haitian as they construct a temporary shelter in Grand Goave, Haiti.


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 4, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Philip Davila, from Petronila, Texas, assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan, examines a Haitian woman’s leg as Chief Warrant Officer Wilfrid Bossous translates.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Michael Quisao/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kelby Mays, from Weatherford, Texas, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), plays soccer with a boy at a field treatment camp at the Hospital Cardinal Leger. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Seaman Eric Shields, from Indianapolis, Ind., assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), rolls a wheelbarrow filled with rubble from a destroyed building at the Hospital Cardinal Leger. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Lt. Dalia Figueroa, from Puerto Rico, a medical officer aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), examines a at a field treatment camp at the Hospital Cardinal Leger. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Feb. 5, 2010) Utilitiesman 3rd Class John Pruitt, from Brighton, Ill., assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), chips away the damage on a building at Hospital Cardinal Leger. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


CONCRAVE, Haiti (Feb. 4, 2010) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) prepare to distribute food at an aid distribution center.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Feb. 5, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Kisha Wright, from Valdosta, Ga., assigned to the medical department of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), applies an anti-bacterial ointment to the upper forehead of a Haitian child in the recovery ward at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Feb. 5, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Kisha Wright, from Valdosta, Ga., assigned to the medical department of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), checks the vital signs of a Haitian boy in the recovery ward at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)


AP-HAITIEN, Haiti (Feb. 2, 2010) A Naval Air Crewman and volunteers carry a patient from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communications Specialist Robert J. Fluegel/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 5, 2010) Senior leaders from Joint Task Force Haiti and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 work in one of the command tents near the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti supporting humanitarian assistance operations as part of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Logistics Specialist 1st Class Kelly Chastain/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 6, 2010) Capt. Sam Howard, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), right, visits Haitian patients in the medical ward with Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, center, and members of his official party during an official visit to Bataan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Feb. 5, 2010) Chief Quartermaster Deenicia Canty, from Lake City, Fla. assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), holds a newborn baby at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base after the infant and mother were brought back ashore following their stay aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 4, 2010) Landing Craft Unit 1663 comes along side the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) to receive supplies to assist with humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 3, 2010) Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) disembark from Landing Craft Unit (LCU) 1645 to provide personnel and supplies to assist with humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Gordon/Released)

ABOARD USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), At Anchor – Jeanne Bernard Pierre, director of the Institute of Social Welfare in Haiti, visited the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Feb. 8 to evaluate the needs of displaced Haitian children on board. Pierre brought a team of representatives from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and social workers to help victims of the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake find loved ones, or in cases where entire families were lost, a new home.

“The first goal of the visit is to say thank you to the U.S. government who provided health care for Haitian children,” Pierre said.  “We are here to protect the children and to find out if they have parents so they can track down families, and if their parents are gone, find other options like foster families.”

Comfort is working closely with members of UNICEF, Red Cross and the Haitian Institute of Social Welfare to ensure that the children do not get lost in the aftermath of this tragedy.

“There have been success stories through both the Red Cross and UNICEF finding patients’ families,” said Lt. Andrea Hernandez, a pediatric nurse aboard Comfort.  “We are making arrangements with transfer facilities to reunite patients with their families once they have been identified.”

Patient discharge coordinator Capt. Colleen Gallagher met with Pierre during her visit to facilitate interviews with children aboard the hospital ship who are still unidentified.

“I think that if the Comfort wasn’t here those children probably would have died,” Pierre said.  “After a disaster like this, the United States has come and helped, but the Haitian government needs others to help as well to rebuild Haiti and create sustainability.”


Capt. Kelly Pajak, along with Haitian workers, helps with the construction of the deployable Joint Command and Control Center, the headquarters for Joint Task Force-Haiti. The Army South team worked together with both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USAID and Haitian workers, to complete the command center.


The only Army Reserve aviation brigade, the 244th Aviation Brigade, has geared up to deploy troops and equipment to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response. More than 300 Soldiers from 244th Aviation Brigade will deploy today to support humanitarian operations in Haiti. Along with Soldiers, the 244th is sending nine CH-47 Chinook helicopters and four UH-60 Black Hawks.


In attività l’ospedale del Cavour

Da Marina.Difesa.it:

La portaerei Cavour ha sbarcato a Puerto Caucedo (Santo Domingo) i veicoli e automezzi – cingolati e su ruote – destinati ai soccorsi alla popolazione di Haiti. La Task Force composta dalla Brigata Julia, Carabinieri, militari dell’Aeronautica, personale della Croce Rossa Italiana e Fucilieri di Marina del Reggimento San Marco ha raggiunto le zone di Haiti maggiormente colpite via terra trasportando una parte dei viveri destinati alla distribuzione ai bisognosi.

Completata l’operazione di sbarco il Comandante, Capitano di Vascello Gianluigi Reversi, ha posizionato Nave Cavour nelle acque antistanti la città di Port Au Prince, dove le capacità sanitarie offerte dalla zona ospedaliera di bordo sono richieste: 2 ambulatori, sala rianimazione, 2 sale operatorie, 8 posti letto per terapia intensiva, sala radiologica-TAC, sala trattamento ustionati, laboratorio di analisi, laboratorio odontoiatrico e camera iperbarica trasportabile per il trattamento delle sindromi da schiacciamento.

Per altre immagini visitate:
http://www.marina.difesa.it/diario/2010/0205_haiti_04/index.asp

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[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 17


A member of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces puts his hat on a girl before leaving for Haiti at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. About 160 members of the forces left for Haiti Saturday in their U.N. peacekeeping operations in the Caribbean nation devastated by the Jan. 12 quake. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)


UN peacekeepers of Nigeria, patrol the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, killing and injuring thousands, but also leaving more than a half million people living in outdoor makeshift camps. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – FEBRUARY 05:  A woman looks on as U.N. Brazilian soldiers keep watch during a food distribution February 5, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The death toll from the earthquake has reached 212,000 with 300,000 injured and over one million homeless.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – FEBRUARY 05:  People look on as a U.N. Brazilian soldier keeps watch during a food distribution February 5, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The death toll from the earthquake has reached 212,000 with 300,000 injured and over one million homeless.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


In this photo released by the MINUSTAH, UN special envoy for Haiti and former President Bill Clinton shakes hands with US soldiers as he visits Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 5, 2010. Clinton expanded his U.N. role as head of relief and reconstruction efforts. (AP Photo/MINUSTAH, Sophia Paris)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – FEBRUARY 4:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the United Nations’ (MINUSTAH) Peruvian Peacekeepers and the US Army provide security for a World Food Programme food distribution coordinated by GOAL, the international humanitarian aide organization, in Place St. Pierre in Petionville on February 4, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Each woman is given a card and then is helped with a 20 kilogram bag of rice by one of the men from the GOAL team.  Place St. Pierre has become a makeshift camp for people who lost their homes in the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12th.   (Photo by Sophia Paris/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – FEBRUARY 4:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the United Nations’ (MINUSTAH) Peruvian Peacekeepers and the US Army provide security for a World Food Programme food distribution coordinated by GOAL, the international humanitarian aide organization, in Place St. Pierre in Petionville on February 4, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Sophia Paris/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


A U.S. soldier helps a woman carry a bag of rice during a distribution of food in downtown Port-au-Prince February 3, 2010. Aid groups and troops from around the world have struggled to distribute food, water and medical care to an estimated 3 million Haitians injured or left homeless in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that wrecked much of Haiti’s capital on Jan. 12, killing as many as 200,000 people. REUTERS/Kena Betancur


A U.S. soldier helps a woman carry a bag of rice during a distribution of food in Port-au-Prince February 3, 2010. Aid groups and troops from around the world have struggled to distribute food, water and medical care to an estimated 3 million Haitians injured or left homeless in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that wrecked much of Haiti’s capital on Jan. 12, killing as many as 200,000 people. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte


A US soldier gives a bag of rice to a resident during food distribution in downtown Port-au-Prince February 3, 2010. Aid groups and troops from around the world have struggled to distribute food, water and medical care to an estimated 3 million Haitians injured or left homeless in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that wrecked much of Haiti’s capital on Jan. 12, killing as many as 200,000 people.    REUTERS/Kena Betancur


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 4, 2010) Cmdr. Kristine Johnson comforts a Haitian girl while Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Gina Martinez vaccinated her at a clinic set up by the U.S. Public Health Service and Sailors, Marines and embarked staff assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christina M. Shaw/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 4, 2010) Haitians watch as members of Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 deliver humanitarian aid in the main seaport of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. ACB-2 is conducting construction, humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Feb. 3, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sergio Hernandez, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50),  treats the foot wound of a Haitian woman at the Hospital Cardinal de Legar in Leogane, Haiti. Carter Hall is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 2, 2010) A member of Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 arranges hoses after completing work on a damaged pier at the main seaport of Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake damaged the port Jan. 12. UDT-1 is part of a joint-service dive task force assessing and repairing the damage to port facilities as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief to Haiti, Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kim Williams/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Feb. 4, 2010) Sailors assigned to the deck department of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) move supplies to a staging area during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1). Gunston Hall was diverted from a scheduled deployment to West Africa to help Haitian relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 3, 2010) Airmen, assigned to Air Force Expeditionary Medical Squadron (EMEDS) 463, from Travis Air Force Base, Sacramento, Calif., and Navy corpsman treat earthquake survivors at an expeditionary medical facility located along the harbor of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the nation Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Todd Frantom/Released)


BODEN, Haiti (Feb. 2, 2010) Ensign Kendrick Garrett, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), gives candy to Haitian children. Normandy is deployed in support of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. j.g. Heather Heyob/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 27, 2010) Air Crewman 2nd Class Michael Hill, assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, Detachment 3, assists non-ambulatory patients being medically evacuated. HSL 46 Det. 3 is embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) as part of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Aircrewman 3rd Class Derek Weikart/Released)


COTES DE FER, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) unload relief supplies fromm a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461. The Marines set up a temporary relief-supply distribution point.  The 22nd MEU, embarked aboard the ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Mission, is deployed in support of relief operations in Haiti. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Castillo/Released)


BIREY, Haiti (Feb. 2, 2010) Chief Warrant Officer Jason Taggart, from Wallsville, Ohio, provides first aid to a Haitian woman at a distribution point. Fort McHenry is participating in Operation Unified Response as part of the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan 12. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 3, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) operates off the coast of Baie de Grand Goave, Haiti. Nassau is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class W. B. Swoboda/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Feb. 3, 2010) Air Force 1st Lt. Randall Hicks, assigned to the medical element of Joint Task Force Bravo from Oak Grove, Minn., and Capt. Cindy Thebaud, commander of Africa Partnership Station West, embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), carry a Haitian man to a tent after being treated at the medical clinic at Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. Gunston Hall was diverted from an Africa Partnership Station West mission to help Haitian relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)


BAIE DE PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 2, 2010) Air crewmen and flight deck personnel unload medical relief supplies from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, during a delivery to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12.   (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


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– PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 2, 2010) A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft lifts off from the runway at Aerodome de Jacmel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after delivering humanitarian supplies. Several U.S. and international military and non-governmental agencies are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


IREY, Haiti (Feb. 1, 2010) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) unload medical and hygiene supplies donated to Project Handclasp for distribution in Haiti. Fort McHenry is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justan Williams/Released)


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 1, 2010) A Haitian boy does cartwheels on the beach with the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the background. Bataan is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha Robinett/Released)


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 1, 2010) Cpl. Daniel Earls, assigned to the  the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), hugs a Haitian boy at the Heart to Heart orphanage. Bataan is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha Robinett/Released)


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 1, 2010) Lance Cpl. Tyler Woodard, assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), swings on the swing set at the Heart to Heart orphanage with a Haitian girl. Bataan is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha Robinett/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Feb. 1, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Philip Davila, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), walks with Hatian children into the Heart to Heart orphanage. Bataan is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha Robinett/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Feb. 1, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jacob Earl examines a Haitian woman’s eye at a medical clinic set up by the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) medical department. Carter Hall is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Feb. 1, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sergio Hernandez examines a Haitian girl complaining of stomach pain at a medical clinic set up by the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) medical department. Carter Hall is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


BIREY, Haiti (Jan. 30, 2010) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) sort more than 1,000 meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) at a Birey, Haiti school. Carter Hall is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, distribute water to citizens of Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Lt. Col. Mark Green (center) demonstrates the proper technique for anchoring an Expeditionary Medical Support hospital Jan. 25, 2010, in Haiti. Colonel Green is the commander of the Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Civil Engineering Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Emily Alley)


Haiti: riepilogo gallerie fotografiche – Haiti: Index Photo Galleries

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Arrivata ad Haiti la portaerei Cavour

Copio e incollo dal sito ufficiale della Marina Militare Italiana:

La portaerei Cavour con gli aiuti nazionali dopo la sosta tecnica a Fortaleza (Brasile) dove ha imbarcato personale ed elicotteri della Marina brasilian, è giunta nelle acque territoriali di Haiti.

Gli elicotteri imbarcati hanno iniziato a trasportare a terra personale di primo soccorso, derrate alimentari, medicinali e quanto necessario per allestire le postazioni logistiche per la distribuzione.

Terminata questa fase, Nave Cavour dirigerà per Puerto Caucedo (Santo Domingo), per sbarcare i veicoli e automezzi, cingolati e su ruote, dellla Task Force: Brigata Julia, Carabinieri, militari dell’Aeronautica, personale della Croce Rossa Italiana e Fucilieri di Marina del Reggimento San Marco.

Dopo lo sbarco di uomini e mezzi la portaerei Cavour dirigerà verso Port Au Prince e rimarrà a disposizione con le capacità sanitarie offerte dalla zona ospedaliera di bordo.

http://www.marina.difesa.it/diario/2010/0202_haiti_02/index.asp

Certo che oh, tre foto in croce, nessuna data ben visibile…. madonna mia che pena i siti istituzionali delle FF.AA. :-(

Vabbeh, approfitto di questo breve post per augurare un BUON LAVORO a tutto il personale italiano inviato a Haiti.


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 15


A boy receives a bag with food from a U.S. soldier during a food distribution at Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince January 30, 2010. Haiti’s leaders can point to progress since a powerful earthquake devastated the country but just surviving the first weeks’ chaos, hunger and overwhelming loss may be the easiest part of a long recovery.  REUTERS/St-Felix Evens


Residents carry a bag of food during food distribution in downtown Port-au-Prince January 30, 2010. Aid groups and troops from around the world have struggled to distribute food, water and medical care to an estimated 3 million Haitians injured or left homeless in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that wrecked much of Haiti’s capital on January 12, killing as many as 200,000 people. REUTERS/St-Felix Evens


U.S. airborne soldiers arrest suspected looters at a household appliances store in downtown Port au Prince January 29, 2010. Aid groups and troops from around the world have struggled to distribute food, water and medical care to an estimated 3 million Haitians injured or left homeless in the magnitude-7.0 earthquake that wrecked much of Haiti’s capital on Jan. 12, killing as many as 200,000 people.   REUTERS/Marco Dormino/UN/MINUSTAH/Handout


A U.S. soldier gives first aid to an injured resident in downtown Port-au-Prince January 29, 2010. Aid groups and troops from around the world have struggled to distribute food, water and medical care to an estimated 3 million Haitians injured or left homeless in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that wrecked much of Haiti’s capital on January 12, killing as many as 200,000 people.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria


US Army soldiers, with the 82nd Airborne Division, take positions after arriving to the scene where looters stormed a home appliance store in downtown Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. Sporadic looting continues as earthquake survivors scavenge for anything they can find in the rubble left by Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)


A U.S. soldier arrests a Haitian looter in downtown Port-au-Prince January 29, 2010. Aid groups and troops from around the world have struggled to distribute food, water and medical care to an estimated 3 million Haitians injured or left homeless in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that wrecked much of Haiti’s capital on January 12, killing as many as 200,000 people. REUTERS/St Felix Evens


US Army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division, are greeted by locals after their arrival to the scene where looters stormed a home appliance store in downtown Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. Sporadic looting continues as earthquake survivors scavenge for anything they can find in the rubble left by Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)


US army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division remove earthquake debris from a road with a bulldozer in downtown Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010.  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, killing and injuring thousands and leaving many homeless.  (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) AerographerÕs Mate 1st Class Jarred Green and AerographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Nicholas Wissler inspect the water depth at the port in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to determine if ships can safely approach the pier to deliver supplies supporting Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Logistics Specialist 1st Class Kelly Chastain/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) Earthquake survivors erect a cardboard monument at the Petionville Country Club in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Club is being used as a field hospital, food distribution location and as a tent city to house 50,000 earthquake survivors after a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused extensive damage Jan. 12 in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Jason Richard Stephens/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti  (Jan. 26, 2010) A Marine assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine regiment hands humanitarian ration at an aid distribution site in Leogane, Haiti. The Marines established a humanitarian aid receiving area at a missionary compound for Haitian earthquake victims. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bobbie A. Curtis/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti  (Jan. 24, 2010) A Marine assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) waves at children during a survey of Leogane, Haiti. The Marines established a humanitarian aid receiving area at a missionary compound for Haitian earthquake victims. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bobbie A. Curtis/Released)


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 29, 2010) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jonas Mileon, temporarily assigned to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as a Creole translator, helps a local Haitian citizen empty rubble from a utility vehicle as Sailors from Bataan clear debris from various facilities at the Lifeline Christian Ministries Mission in Grand Goave, Haiti. Bataan is supporting Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that caused severe damage in Haiti on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 29, 2010) A young Haitian boy watches as Sailors from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) clear a load of rubble from the bed of a truck at the Lifeline Christian Ministries Mission in Grand Goave, Haiti. Bataan is supporting Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that caused severe damage in Haiti on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 29, 2010) Machinist Mate Fireman Shirleah Milon,
from Colombus, Ohio assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), tosses chunks of rubble from fallen buildings into a truck bed in Grand-Goave, Haiti. Bataan is supporting Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that caused severe damage in Haiti on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stuart Phillips/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Matthew Blake holds a newborn baby aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).  Blake assisted in resuscitating the baby moments after it was born earlier in the week.  Comfort is supporting Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that caused severe damage in Haiti on Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)


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–  DAHLGREN, Va. (Jan. 13, 2010) TRITON, a scalable web application architecture engineered to integrate and visualize data from many sources on a geographic map, gives analysts at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren a real-time analysis of Haiti infrastructure, including telecommunications, electric power and transportation as well as petroleum, chemical and water supplies damaged in the aftermath of the earthquake. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 29, 2010) U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Navy Cargo Battalion (NCHB) 1 and U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 97th Transportation Company load pallets of water aboard U.S. Army landing ship Aldie (LCU 2004). Aldie is delivering relief supplies to Haiti from the ferry landing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Naval Station is a logistical hub providing support for Operation Unified Response, a joint operation providing humanitarian assistance following a 7.0 Magnitude earthquake that devastated the country Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John K. Hamilton/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 29, 2010) U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Navy Cargo Battalion (NCHB) 1 and U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 97th Transportation Company load pallets of water aboard U.S. Army landing ship Aldie (LCU 2004).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John K. Hamilton/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GROVE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) A Seabee assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2, embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), removes rubble from a collapsed church in Baie De Grand Grove, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GROVE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) A Seabee assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2, embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), removes rubble from a collapsed church in Baie De Grand Grove, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


CARIBBEAN SEA (Jan. 28, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) transfer pallets of food rations from Carter Hall to U.S. Army Landing Craft Unit 2001. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 27, 2010) Equipment operators assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) Seven offload equipment from Naval vessels anchored near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. NMCB Seven is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nicholas Lingo/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) Sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 bring cargo into the port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Causeway Ferry 116. The cargo was offloaded from the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning unit USNS 1st. Lt. Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) and is supporting Operation Unified Response, a humanitarian assistance effort to Haiti in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Logistics Support Specialist 1st Class Kelly Chastain/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) Sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 bring cargo into the port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Causeway Ferry 116. The cargo was offloaded from the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning unit USNS 1st. Lt. Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) and is supporting Operation Unified Response, a humanitarian assistance effort to Haiti in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Justin E. Stumberg/Released)


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–  BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) off-loads humanitarian supplies off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts operations in the distance. Carter Hall and the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), along with the amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) are participating in Operation Unified Response as the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission by providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) H-60 Sea Hawk helicopters from various U.S. Navy squadrons prepare in the landing zone area at Aerodome de Jacmel, an airport in Port-au-Prince, to load humanitarian aid for delivery at multiple distribution sites throughout Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


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–  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 28, 2010) Pallets of humanitarian aid and bottled water are lined up in a staging area just off the tarmac of Aerodome de Jacmel, an airport in Port-au-Prince, while cargo planes from various nations sit at the airport’s terminal facility.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 27, 2010) Sailors from the amphibious dock landing ships USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and USS Fort McHenry, Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, and Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) off-load food rations and water from a landing craft utility vehicle.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson/Released)


Airmen from the Kentucky National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group help offload wounded Haitian refugees and medical personnel from Puerto Rico National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters at the air hub in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Jan. 25, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dennis Flora, Kentucky National Guard)


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 14


French military medical staff shows Haiti’s Darlene Etienne being tended aboard the French medical ship Siroco, off Port au Prince, Wednesday night. Etienne, 17, was pulled from the rubble in a stunning rescue 15 days after the earthquake was in stable condition Thursday, able to eat yogurt and mashed vegetables to the surprise of doctors, who said her survival was medically inexplicable. (AP Photo/Jerome Sales, ECPAD)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 28:  Members of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division stand by near a military helicopter just before takeoff at an improvised landing zone for Haitian earthquake vicitms January 28, 2010 in central Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


U.S. soldiers looks at a man who was shot dead by criminals in Port-au-Prince January 28, 2010. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12 has killed as many as 200,000 people. REUTERS/Guy Delva  (HAITI – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 28:  U.S. Army Airborne soldiers assist an injured man January 28, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians remain displaced as aid continues to trickle into the city in the aftermath of the deadly January 12, magnitude 7.0 earthquake.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


A survivor of Haiti’s earthquake receives rice from Argentinean U.N. troops at the Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince January 28, 2010. The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it will disburse $114 million to Haiti by Friday to help the government get back on its feet and restart the economy devastated by a earthquake. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte


Survivors of Haiti’s earthquake wait to get rice from Argentinean U.N. troops at the Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince January 28, 2010. The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it will disburse $114 million to Haiti by Friday to help the government get back on its feet and restart the economy devastated by a earthquake. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte


U.S. army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division speak with a man while on patrol in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, killing and injuring thousands and leaving many homeless.  (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


A U.S. army soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division directs traffic while on patrol in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, killing and injuring thousands and leaving many homeless.   (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


Survivors of Haiti’s earthquake wait in line to get rice from Argentinean U.N. troops at the Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince January 28, 2010. The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it will disburse $114 million to Haiti by Friday to help the government get back on its feet and restart the economy devastated by a earthquake.   REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz


Japan Air Self-Defense Force personnel load pallets onto a Japanese C-130 Hercules aircraft bound for Haiti from Homestead Air Force Base in Miami, Fla., Jan. 23, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg C. Biondo/Released)


President Barack Obama tours a hangar where workers are performing maintenance on a KC-135 Stratotanker, which is involved in refueling planes participating in relief efforts in Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 28,2010, at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 27:  A U.S. Army soldier operated earth moving machinery as he helps clear central Port-au-Prince January 27, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


U.S. soldiers carries a bag with food at a distribution point in Port-au-Prince, January 27, 2010. A shallow 4.9 magnitude aftershock rattled western Haiti on Tuesday, two weeks after a killer 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Service said.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 27:  U.S. Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne walk on a patrol as they interact with locals on January 27, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


ORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 27:  U.S. Army Specialist Justin Hill from McComb, Ohio of the 82nd Airborne shakes hands with a child as he walks on patrol to interact with locals on January 27, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that killed thousands.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 27:  A Haitian boy watches a U.S. military helicopter as it takes off with earthquake victims for a helicopter evacuation January 27, 2010 in central Port-au-Prince, Haiti.    (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 27:  U.S. Army paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division unload a earthquake victim from an ambulance for a helicopter evacuation January 27, 2010 in central Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Soldiers in the 82nd Airborne have been tasked with providing security for various government and humanitarian functions in the aftermath of the historic quake in Haiti.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


The remains of Uruguayan peacekeeper Lieutenant Colonel Gonzalo Martirene receive military honors before being buried in a graveyard in the outskirts of Montevideo, January 27, 2010. Martirene died during the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Stapff


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 28, 2010) A shipment of Haiti relief supplies is unloaded from a barge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to be delivered to Haiti. Guantanamo Bay is serving as a logistics hub for supplies and personnel transiting to Haiti to support Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John K. Hamilton/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 28, 2010) A shipment of Haiti relief supplies is unloaded from a barge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to be delivered to Haiti. Guantanamo Bay is serving as a logistics hub for supplies and personnel transiting to Haiti to support Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John K. Hamilton/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 26, 2010) Dr. Randy Rizor, with the Atlanta, Ga.-based non-governmental relief agency, International Hope in Haiti, and a Puerto Rico Army National Guard UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter crew member offload medical supplies. The World Health Organization is distributing medical supplies throughout Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage throughout the Port-au-Prince, Haiti area Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert J. Fluegel/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 26, 2010) Medical personnel examine a baby in casualty receiving aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Casualty receiving is the central processing area for incoming patients. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)


LITTLE CREEK, Va. (Jan. 14, 2010) Seabees assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 load vehicles and equipment onto landing craft air cushion vehicles to support Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Meranda Keller/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (Jan. 24, 2010) Seabees assigned to Joint Task Force Haiti unload a 3500kw mobile generator to support Operation Unified Response relief. The Task Force is also distributing multi-purpose self-powered radios for affected citizens to receive news and important information concerning international relief efforts and food and water distribution. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert J. Fluegel/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (Jan. 24, 2010) Seabees assigned to Joint Task Force Haiti unload a 3500kw mobile generator to support Operation Unified Response relief. The Task Force is also distributing multi-purpose self-powered radios for affected citizens to receive news and important information concerning international relief efforts and food and water distribution. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Robert J. Fluegel/Released)


ONEL, Haiti (Jan. 26, 2010) Seabees from Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 off-load heavy equipment from a landing craft unit on the shore of Bonel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


NEW MISSION COMPOUND, Haiti (Jan. 27, 2010) Sailors from the amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) help local missionaries clear out a destroyed building. Fort McHenry is part of the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission participating in Operation Unified Response, providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 27, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 transfers pallets of meals-ready-to-eat from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunitions ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2) to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) to help with the relief effort in Haiti. Bataan, the amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) are participating in Operation Unified Response and are providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 27, 2010) Logistics Specialist Seaman Tyler Stringer prepares to move a load of humanitarian aid across the hangar bay of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 27, 2010) A CH-53E Sea Stallion, assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461, embarked aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), flies pallets of relief supplies into Aerodome de Jacmel, an airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 27, 2010) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 prepares to carry supplies from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in support of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)


NEPY, Haiti (Jan. 26, 2010) Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jay Collette, from Clemmons, N.C., maneuvers the ship’s 6k forklift preparing palettes of meals-ready-to-eat for distribution aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti, (Jan. 26, 2010) Sailors from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) depart a landing craft air cushioned (LCAC) en route to clear roads of rubble and distribute food to the local population of Grand Goave.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)


A young Haitian woman is medivaced by Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit sent out to assess Grand Saline, Haiti Jan 25. These Marines and Sailors surveyed the area to determine what could be done to assist in Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Andrew J Carlson)


Children First – Haitian children are first in line at a humanitarian aid distribution site near a landing zone in Leogane, Haiti, Jan. 26. Marines from Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, flew into the area, Jan. 24, to establish a new humanitarian aid receiving area for Haitian earthquake victims at a missionary compound. (Official Marine Corps photo)


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 13


Operations Specialist 2nd Class Danny Gladstein, left, and Engineman 3rd Class Raymond Kite talk with a U.N. peacekeeper from the Sri Lanka Navy as he provides security while displaced Haitians wait in line to get fresh drinking water from a U.N. water truck at the Lifeline Christian Ministries Mission in Grand Goave, Haiti.


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) A Sri Lanka Navy Sailor serving as a U.N. peacekeeper provides security from atop a U.N. water truck as dozens of displaced Haitians wait in line for fresh drinking water at the Lifeline Christian Ministries Mission in Grand Goave, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)

IDF Field Hospital Begins Transferring Patients to USNS ‘Comfort’ and other Local Hospitals

Closing the IDF Aid Delegation in Haiti + Address by Col. Dr. Itzik Kryce


IDF Doctors Transfer Premature Babies to Local Hospital in Haiti, 23 January 2010


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jennifer Atkinson, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), helps Doug Pogue, an emergency medical technician with Lifeline Christian Ministries, transport an injured Haitian woman to a medical holding and recovery area after she received primary care at the Ministry’s mission clinic in Grand Goave, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


Canadian and American citizens waiting to be evacuated from Haiti (Canada AF)


Search and rescue technician MCpl Nic Meunier, of 424 (T & R) Sqn, treats an elderly woman after she and her family arrived in the Canadian camp at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Haiti. Credit: Cpl Julie Bélisle.


Canadian Armed Forces News – Master Corporal Gerald Handwood, an Air Force Communications Research Operator embarked on HMCS Athabaskan, wraps the injured arm of a little girl. Canadian Task Group 301.1 is the Canadian Navy component of Op Hestia which includes the destroyer HMCS Athabaskan, the frigate HMCS Halifax and a CH-124 Sea King helicopter air detachment under the leadership of Task Group Commander, Captain (Navy) Art McDonald.


U.S. Airborne soldiers provide medical assistance to Rico Dibrivell, 35, who was rescued from a collapsed building in downtown Port-au-Prince, in this January 26, 2010 United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) handout photo.  REUTERS/Marco Dormino/UN/MINUSTAH/Handout


A U.S. Airborne soldier exchanges a fist-bump with a Haitian youth in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in this United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) photograph taken on January 26, 2010. U.S. troops pulled a man alive from under a collapsed building in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday as U.N. troops sprayed tear gas at survivors desperate for food two weeks after a catastrophic earthquake.   REUTERS/Marco Dormino/UN/MINUSTAH/Handout

A Haitian police officer chases scavengers in downtown Port-au-Prince, in this United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) photograph taken on January 26, 2010.  REUTERS/Marco Dormino/UN/MINUSTAH/Handout


The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort is anchored off the coast of Haiti January 26, 2010. Patients are treated for a variety of the most serious earthquake-related injuries aboard the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship Comfort stationed in Haiti. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte


Haitians rest in a room after being comforted at the The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort is anchored off the coast of Haiti January 26, 2010. Patients are treated for a variety of the most serious earthquake-related injuries aboard the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship Comfort stationed in Haiti. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 26:  A U.S. Army solider in the 82nd Airborne Division helps guide his his convoy of vehicles from the gun turret January 26, 2010 in central  Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


A Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper uses pepper spray to control the crowd during food distribution near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 26, 2010. U.N. troops fired tear gas at desperate Haitians crowding a food handout outside the wrecked presidential palace on Tuesday as delays in getting help to earthquake survivors persist two weeks after the catastrophe. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 26:   A Haitian National Police officer tries to get people into a line as the crowd of people waiting for food turned into a frenzy as they fought for handouts during a distribution of food at a police station in Cite Soleil on January 26, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 24, 2010) Sailors assigned to Naval Cargo Handling Battalion 1, based in Williamsburg, Va., stage pallets of water at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for shipment to Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist  2nd Class Sean Allen/Released)


CERCA-LA-SOURCE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Sailors from the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) use rigid-hull inflatable boats to bring water and food supplies ashore. Bunker Hill is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE , Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) Children use plastic bags from humanitarian meals as boots at an earthquake survivor camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Some have estimated there are as many as 10,000 families living in the camp near a relief distribution point set up by the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. (Department of Defense photo by Fred W. Baker III/Released)


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Vilma Bauer, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), examines a Haitian infant as her family looks on at the Lifeline Christian Ministries Mission medical clinic in Grand Goave, Haiti. Fort McHenry, along with the amphibious dock landing ships USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), and the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) are participating in Operation Unified Response as the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission by providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the area on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Adam Soper, left, and Operations Specialist 2nd Class Danny Gladstein, both members of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), walk to the medical clinic at the Lifeline Christian Ministries Mission in Grand Goave, Haiti, with a Haitian girl. Soper and Gladstein are at the clinic assisting Fort McHenry hospital corpsmen as they treat Haitian citizens.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Sailors from the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) load a helicopter with water to be distributed to affected areas of Haiti as part of continuing relief efforts in Haiti. Bunker Hill is participating in Operation Unified Response, a multi-national humanitarian and disaster relief operation following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 12

Le principali agenzie stampa (Reuters, AP etc) hanno iniziato a dedicare sempre meno materiale fotografico alla macchina internazionale dei soccorsi. In ogni caso ONU, forze armate e le varie agenzie governative continuano a documentare gli sforzi a favore della popolazione haitiana. I genieri e i sommozzatori dell’esercito e della marina USA hanno da qualche giorno iniziato a ripristinare il porto di Port-au-Prince, le cui strutture sono state gravemente danneggiate dal sisma del 12 gennaio scorso. Qui sotto troverete alcune immagini a riguardo.

Nel frattempo si attende l’arrivo del Cavour con i suoi uomini e mezzi.


LEOGAN, HAITI – JANUARY 25:  U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Matt Thorp of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Montpellier, Vermont carries a baby to a hospital after it was injured in the massive earthquake on January 25, 2010 in Leogan, Haiti.   (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 25:  United Nations peacekeepers from Uruguay tend to pregnant Haitian woman who lost consciousness in a massive crowd during a rice distribution for earthquake-displaced Haitians in front of the National Palace January 25, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Life in Haiti is transitioning to a new normal nearly two weeks after a powerful earthquake delivered historic damage and death to Port-au-Prince.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 25: United Nations peacekeepers from Uruguay attempt to let in one person at a time to a rice distribution point for earthquake-displaced Haitians in front of the National Palace January 25, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The crowd eventually overran the peacekeepers position, who then withdrew.  Life in Haiti is transitioning to a new normal nearly two weeks after a powerful earthquake delivered historic damage and death to Port-au-Prince.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 25:  Haitians carry bags of American-donated rice in front of the National Palace January 25, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Life in Haiti is transitioning to a new normal nearly two weeks after a powerful earthquake delivered historic damage and death to Port-au-Prince.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 25:  A United Nations peacekeeper from Uruguay attempts to  control a massive crowd of Haitians jockeying for food in front of the National Palace January 25, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The crowd eventually overran the peacekeepers’ position, who then withdrew.   (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


The aircraft carrying Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou is loaded with relief supplies for a stop in Haiti, as he departed for a trip to Honduras, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at the Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou is traveling this week on a five-day visit to Central America and the Caribbean. He will also stop in California. (AP Photo)


U.S. Airborne soldiers walk through a makeshift camp at a golf course in Port-au-Prince January 24, 2010. A magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, killing up to 200,000 and leaving as many as 3 million hurt or homeless and pleading for medical aid, food and water in nightmarish conditions in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. The U.S. military contingent has been flying in supplies, evacuating the seriously wounded and protecting aid distribution points since the day after the quake.     REUTERS/Marco Dormino/UN/MINUSTAH/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Lt. Cmdr. Felecia Smith, a family nurse practitioner from Brookhaven, Mass., and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Steven Buckingham, from Eureka, Calif., dress the bandage on an amputee patient aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Warner/Released)


NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Seaman Antonio Shipman signals a crane operator as heavy equipment is moved aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) to make room for relief supplies. Fort McHenry is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


ORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Chief Religious Programs Specialist David Winter, assigned to the religious ministry department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), attaches French-language cooking instructions to pallets of food to be delivered Haiti. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Shen/Released by Lt. j.g. Erik Schneider/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Army Divers Daniel Weber and Josh Palmer, both assigned to the 544th Engineer Dive Team, inspect a damaged pier. Military engineers are conducting salvage and repair operations in the main seaport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) Service members working with U.S. Marine Corps 8th Engineer Support Battalion use a bulldozer to remove submerged container boxes. Military engineers are conducting salvage and repair operations in the main seaport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 24, 2010) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jeremy Rosene and Seaman Jay Lalik help crane tents onto the stern gate of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to load nearly 500 pallets of humanitarian aid and supplies to deliver to earthquake victims in Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 24, 2010) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Michael Westerfield, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), prepares pallets of humanitarian aid rations to be craned onto the ship. Carter Hall is in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to load nearly 500 pallets of humanitarian aid and supplies to deliver to earthquake victims in Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) maneuvers off the coast of Haiti while launching aircraft delivering humanitarian supplies. Carl Vinson and Carrier Wing (CVW) 17 are supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


PETIT TROU DE NIPPES, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) assess the feasibility of docking supply ships in a bay near the village of Petit Trou De Nippes, Haiti. Normandy is participating in Operation Unified Response, a multi-national humanitarian and disaster relief operation following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 24, 2010) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) take on pallets of Meals-Ready-to-Eat. Carter Hall is in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to load nearly 500 pallets of humanitarian aid and supplies to deliver to earthquake victims in Haiti. Carter Hall is participating in Operation Unified Response, a multi-national humanitarian and disaster relief operation following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


PETIT TROU DE NIPPES, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) Logistics Specialist Seaman Shandera D. Reynolds, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), plays with a Haitian girl in Petit Trou de Nippes, about 70 miles from Port-au-Prince, along the southeastern coast. Personnel from Normandy accessed damage in the town and delivered crucial medical supplies, provided gas for the townÕs generator, and coordinated a medical evacuation for an 11-year-old Haitian girl that was diagnosed with yellow fever by the shipÕs independent duty corpsman. Normandy is supporting Operation Unified Response, the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response to the earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Adam R. Cole/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 24, 2010) British Royal navy Cmdr. David Salisbury, right, the director of staff for Africa Partnership Station (APS) West, embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), helps deliver donated goods from Mexico to more than a thousand people in a school yard in Killick.  Gunston Hall was diverted from its Africa  Partnership Station (APS) West mission to support Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Cuaron/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 24, 2010) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Christine Perez, left, from Elgin, Texas, Chief Navy Counselor Nicole Lozano, center, from Salt Lake City, and Seaman Nicole Worthy, from Vallejo, Calif., comfort a crying baby after a medical examination at Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. All three Sailors are stationed aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), which is assisting in Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Cuaron/Released)


NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 24, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Katie Blankenship, from Enterprise, Ala., carries an injured Haitian girl aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 to be transported off the ship for further medical care. Fort McHenry, part of USS Bataan (LHD 5) Amphibious Relief Mission, is participating in Operation Unified Response providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 24, 2010) Lt.j.g. Jeffrey Dolan, safety officer aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) carries an injured Haitian girl to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 to be transported off the ship for further medical care. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 24, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) carry injured Haitian medical evacuees to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 to be transported off the ship for further medical care. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 24, 2010) Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) carry injured Haitian medical evacuees to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 to be transported off the ship for further medical care. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) Sailors assisted a Haitian man exiting an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter at Terminal Varreux after being released from the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is anchored off the coast of Haiti providing medical care as part of Operation Unified Response for Haitians affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proano/Released)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) unload vehicles and supplies from a landing craft air cushioned onto a Haitian beach. Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 is working with the Marines supporting humanitarian relief efforts of Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bobbie A. Curtis/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) The port in Port-au-Prince is left in shambles by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. The U.S. military is working to restore the port to working order. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel C. Pearson/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) The port in Port-au-Prince is left in shambles by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. The U.S. military is working to restore the port to working order. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel C. Pearson/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Marines from Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), depart an MV-22 Osprey on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). The 24th MEU Marines are embarked aboard vessels assigned to the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group on a six-month deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Staff Sgt. Stephen Key and Sgt. Randy Mackey, Army divers assigned to the 544th Engineer Dive Team, prepare to conduct underwater pier inspections after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake damaged the port in Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. A U.S Navy and Army joint-service dive task force is assessing the damage to port facilities for possible repair as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


PETIT TROU DE NIPPES, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) Ensign Adam Cole holds hands with a Haitian girl during an assessment visit by Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). Normandy is supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


Combat controllers from 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., talk to aircraft circling the Port Au Prince International Airport. In the initial days of Operation Unified Response air operations were similar to the Berlin Airlift with aircraft landing every five minutes. Aircraft from all over the world fly in and out to drop off humanitarian aid and transport people out of the Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck the country Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios)


CARREFOUR, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Lt. Kristina Rogish, a flight surgeon assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 treats an injured child while Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Adam Kishman diverts her attention to a stuffed animal at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Clinic in Carrefour, Haiti. Personnel from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and CVW-17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief assistance at the clinic as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/Released)


Soldiers from Fort Bragg’s heavy-rig site load cases of bottled water Jan. 21, to be delivered to Haiti in support of humanitarian relief efforts in the earthquake ravaged country. More than 200,000 bottles of water were delivered earlier in the week because of the efforts of two Fort Bragg Soldiers and their family member who requested their assistance in providing help to Haiti.


Soldiers with the the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, provide medical assistance in support of the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.


Soldiers with the the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, provide medical assistance in support of the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 11

Mentre Guido “media whore” Bertolaso raglia, c’e’ chi continua a muovere le chiappe e a rimboccarsi le maniche. Com’era quel detto… talk is cheap.


A boy walks past personnel from MINUSTAH’s Brazilian Battalion and the US Army after receiving special high calorie protein bars in Port-au-Prince January 24, 2010. U.S. soldiers and Brazilian U.N. troops handed out food and water in one of Haiti’s largest slums on Sunday amid criticism that aid was not getting to earthquake victims fast enough. REUTERS/UN/Sophia Paris/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 24:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), MINUSTAH’s Brazilian Battalion and the US Army distribute food, MRE’s and water to the population of Cite Soleil, a seaside slum in that was devastated by the earthquake, as seen on January 24, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (Photo by Sophia Paris/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


Haitian children receive food from U.S. Navy petty officer Michauli Martin (R) and Nigerian Navy Capt. Adejimi Osinowo (C) in Killick January 22, 2010.  REUTERS/Kelvin Edwards/U.S. Navy photo/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 24:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), MINUSTAH’s Brazilian Battalion and the US Army distribute food, MRE’s and water to the population of Cite Soleil, a seaside slum in that was devastated by the earthquake, as seen on January 24, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  There were seperate lines for children who received special high calorie protein bars.  (Photo by Sophia Paris/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


The MINUSTAH Force Commander, General Floriano Peixoto Vierira Neto, and US Army General Keen visit the distribution and speak to the press. (Photo by Sophia Paris/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 24:  In this handout image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, one of two MV-22 Ospreys tilt-rotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 162 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, launches from USS Nassau to conduct an aerial reconnaissance of population centers and infrastructures in northern Haiti January 24, 2010 off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This is the first time the Ospreys are used in a humanitarian aid or disaster relief missions, demonstrating the flexibility and expediency of the newest aircraft to join the Marine Corps’ aviation arsenal.  24th MEU and Nassau Amphibious Ready Group work together to gain more awareness of the current situation on the ground in remote areas that haven’t had U.S. military presence.   (Photo by Alex C. Sauceda/U.S. Marine Corps via Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 24: A U.S. Army soldier from the 82nd Airborne helps an injured man after they found him with a shotgun wound on January 24, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Cpl. Richard Elan examines a baby at the Canadian DART medical clinic set up on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010  in  Jacmel, Haiti as relief efforts continue after last week’s devastating earthquake. (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz, The Canadian Press)


A boy walks past a U.S. soldier in a vehicle in Port-au-Prince January 24, 2010. U.S. soldiers and Brazilian U.N. troops handed out food and water in one of Haiti’s largest slums on Sunday amid criticism that aid was not getting to earthquake victims fast enough.  REUTERS/Ana-Bianca Marin


The Greenpeace ship Esperanza sits in front of the USNS Comfort as they sit at anchor in waters off Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. Haiti’s government has declared an end to searches for living people trapped under debris, and officials are shifting their focus to caring for the thousands of survivors living in squalid, makeshift camps. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Spc. Jason French Alpha Company 1/325 AIR watches a woman on crutches negotiate her way, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, after receiving food in the Cite Soleil neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The country was hit by a massive 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)


A girl receives water and food at an improvised distribution center organized by United Nations peacekeepers from Brazil the in Cite Soleil neighborhood, Port- au-Prince, Sunday, Jan 24,  2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


A U.S. Airborne helicopter lands near a makeshift camp at a golf course in Port-au-Prince January 24, 2010.  A magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, killing up to 200,000 and leaving as many as 3 million hurt or homeless and pleading for medical aid, food and water in nightmarish conditions in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. The U.S. military contingent has been flying in supplies, evacuating the seriously wounded and protecting aid distribution points since the day after the quake.     REUTERS/Marco Dormino/UN/MINUSTAH/Handout


PETIT TROU DE NIPPES, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile Cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) transport a Haitian girl for a medical evacuation. Normandy is supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


PETIT TROU DE NIPPES, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) A Sailor assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) carries a Haitian child during a site assessment. Normandy is part of Operation Unified Response, a multi-national humanitarian and disaster relief operation, following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that caused severe damage in Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


PETIT TROU DE NIPPES, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) Chief Hospital Corpsman Shawn Kirkpatrick, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), treats a Haitian woman. Normandy is supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 22, 2010) American Red Cross volunteers board an MH-35E Sea Dragon helicopter bound for Haiti at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Sailors assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 and 15, deployed supporting Operation Unified Response, are transporting personnel and supplies to assist victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) Haitian citizens and Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN70) load boxes of food into helicopters for distribution at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/Released)


NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) A Landing Craft Unit from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) returns Canadian sailors to the Canadian navy destroyer HMCS Athabaskan (DDH-282) after providing relief efforts in Neply, Haiti. Several U.S. and international military units and civilian aid agencies are supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Edward Kessler/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) Army Divers assigned to the 544th Engineering Dive Team, based in Ft. Eustis, Va., erect a tent at Port-au-Prince pier in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 23, 2010) Army Divers assigned to the 544th Engineering Dive Team, based in Ft. Eustis, Va., erect a tent at Port-au-Prince pier in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg/Released)


ARRIBEAN SEA (Jan. 23, 2010) Jugs of water and Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) are positioned on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The food and water will be delivered to earthquake victims. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)


CARRIBEAN SEA (Jan. 23, 2010) Cmdr. Craig Hackstaff stacks jugs of water on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The water will be delivered to earthquake victims. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)


CARRIBEAN SEA (Jan. 23, 2010) Cmdr. Craig Hackstaff stacks jugs of water on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The water will be delivered to earthquake victims. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) BoatswainÕs Mate Seaman Michael Sacco, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), transports pallets of food provided through Project Handclasp at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard base. The food will be delivered to Haitian civilians. Gunston Hall was diverted from its Africa Partnership Station West mission to assist in Operation Unified Response relief efforts for the victims of the Jan. 12 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelvin Edwards/Released)


A sailor carries a young Haitian boy off a helicopter at Terminal Verraux, Haiti. The young man received treatment aboard one of the U.S. Navy ships serving as hospital in Port-au-Prince harbor and was discharged. His mother follows. Photo by Jim Garamone

Un paio di brevi video della National Guard

The Florida National Guard is heading up air operations for earthquake relief in Haiti.

Puerto Rico National Guard fields new helicopter to Haiti

The US Military is going all in to help the earthquake ravaged country of haiti. Air Force technical sergeant Steve German shows us one of the new tools the Puerto Rico National Guard is using to support the relief effort.


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 10

It’s a long and winding road…


Air crewman 2nd Class Gregory Renacs (R) from Dayton, Ohio, waves a woman carrying a Haitian infant to an SH-60B helicopter assigned to the Grandmasters of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, in Port au Prince January 21, 2010. Haiti on Saturday mourned its earthquake dead and rescuers freed another survivor from the rubble, while victims struggled to find food and cash amid a slow-moving aid distribution operation. HSL-46 is embarked aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) in support of relief efforts. Picture taken January 21, 2010. REUTERS/Shawn Cossins/U.S. Navy/Handout


Wismond Exantus is taken into an ambulance after being rescued by a French search and rescue team after being trapped in rubble for 11 days in the aftermath of the massive earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. Rescuers pulled  the man from the rubble of a fruit and vegetable shop in Haiti, 11 days after an earthquake crumbled the capital city. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 23:  RY 23:  U.S. Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne carry an injured man to an awaiting Navy helicopter as they medivac him after he was injured during the earthquake to the USNS Comfort on January 23, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Supplies and medical help continue to arrive as governments and aid agencies launch the massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake killed tens of thousands.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


LEOGAN, HAITI – JANUARY 23:  U.S. Marines unload boxes of MRE’s as a Navy helicopter delivers the food for victims of  the massive earthquake on January 23, 2010 in Leogan, Haiti. Supplies and medical help continue to arrive as governments and aid agencies launch a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake killed tens of thousands.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 23:  U.S. Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne carry an injured women to an awaiting Navy helicopter (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 23: U.S. Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne cover up an injured women as a Navy helicopter lands to medivac her after she was injured during the earthquake to the USNS Comfort on January 23, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Hatians walk away with food and water distributed by Brazilian UN peacekeepers on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


Pvc. Bryan Durant, of the U.S. Army’s Delta Company, 173rd Cavalry, 82nd Airborne, from Fayetteville, N.C., tries to carry six boxes of food rations at a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


U.S. Army Pvt. Allen Devriendt, of Delta Company, 173rd Cavalry, 82nd Airborne, of Phoenix, Ariz., tries to keep a stack of water bottles from falling over as a helicopter takes off at a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Company, 173rd Cavalry, 82nd Airborne, move boxes of food rations at a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22:  A fire is seen as ships float in the harbor on January 22, 2010 in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid from around the world  is arriving in support of Haitians victimized by last week’s deadly earthquake, but getting that aid to where it’s needed within the capital city has become a challenge as roads remain clogged with the debris from collapsed buidings, abandoned vehicles, food stands and loitering people, some of whom have taken to erecting tents on the thoroughfares. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


GONAVE ISLAND, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) distribute water in Gonave Island, Haiti. Several earthquake survivors fled from Port-au-Prince to the island. Bunker Hill is supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Mechanical Charles Thomas/Released)


NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Sergio Hernandez examines a young Haitian patient at the Hope Estate Medical Clinic in Neply, Haiti. The clinic is attended by members of the medical team from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Carter Hall (LHD 50), providing medication, triage and medical evacuations to residents in the area after an earthquake damaged nearby hospitals. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) Lt. Joseph Reardon, assigned to the dental team of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), prepares a Haitian woman’s gums for a tooth extraction at the Hope Estate Medical Clinic in Neply, Haiti.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) A pallet of humanitarian aid is craned from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) onto a landing craft unit off the coast of Killick. Gunston Hall was diverted from its original Africa Partnership Station (APS) West mission and to conduct humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response near the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 22, 2010) Supplies are loaded onto the Royal Netherlands navy logistics support vessel HNLMS Pelikaan (A804) at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Pelikaan will be transporting supplies and members from Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 to Haiti to support Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the area on Jan. 12, 2010. MDSU-2 will assist in assist in evaluating, clearing and cleaning ports and harbors in Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Speciailist 1st Class Edward Flynn/Released)


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– BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) A landing craft air cushioned (LCAC) sits at a landing zone created to transport equipment and relief aid on the outskirts of Baie de Grand Goave.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)


COTES DE FER, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) A Marine from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) hands a bottle of water to a Haitian girl during a relief supply distribution. The 22nd MEU, embarked aboard the ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, is deployed supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Wayne Campbell/Released)


A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., and members of various rescue teams climb a ladder in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 19, 2010, to get to a 25-year-old Haitian woman who has been trapped for seven days in a space in a collapsed building.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)


Tech Sgt. Mayra Williams and Master Sgt. Cleon McFarlane, 482nd Service’s Squadron and Airman Markeya Williams, 911th Services Squadron, Pittsburgh IAP, box lunches at the Falcon’s Nest Club at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla,. as part of Operation United Response. The meals will be served to Hatiain evacuees being in-processed on base (Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chance Babin)


A mobile air traffic control tower is loaded onto a Russian Antonov An-124 cargo plane at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Jan. 21, 2010.  The mobile air traffic control tower will increase the efficiency of aid being delivered to earthquake victims in Haiti. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt Andy Bellamy)


RADIO WAVES – U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Leuis teaches earthquake victims how to use a hand-cranked radio at the Landing Zone 6 distribution center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010. U.S. and international military units and civilian aid agencies are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations after an earthquake devastated the nation. Leuis is assigned to the 3rd Marine Special Operations Command. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Prentice


WATER DELIVERY
– A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft drops pallets of water and food over Mirebalais, Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010, to be distributed by members of the United Nations. The aircraft crew is assigned to the 437th Air Wing out of Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.


POST-OP VIEW – Soldiers for the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment are helping out in hospitals like this one in the Del Mas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 20, 2010. Hospitals are setting up makeshift post-operative rooms to accommodate the overflow of patients.  DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III

U.S. soldiers visit a local hospitals in the Del Mas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 20, 2010 to see what assets are available and what the community needs. The soldiers are also sending some of their medics to work in the hospitals. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment.
DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III

A U.S. soldier gives a small boy a bottle of water at a hospital in the Del Mas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 9


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Brazilian UN peacekeepers distribute food and water on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid from around the world  is arriving in support of Haitians victimized by last week’s deadly earthquake, but getting that aid to where it’s needed within the capital city has become a challenge as roads remain clogged with collapsed buidings, abandoned vehicles, food stands and loitering people, some of whom have taken to erecting tents on the thoroughfares. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22:  U.S. Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne drive past peole as they walk through a street filled with rubble of buildings destroyed in the January 12 earthquake on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid from around the world  is arriving in support of Haitians victimized by last week’s deadly earthquake, but getting that aid to where it’s needed within the capital city has become a challenge as roads remain clogged with the debris from collapsed buidings, abandoned vehicles, food stands and loitering people, some of whom have taken to erecting tents on the thoroughfares. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22:  Pvt. Christopher Iker of Cincinatti, Ohio carries a Haitian man with a wounded leg through the central hospital complex January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Private Iker was pulling guard duty at the gates of the hospital when the wounded man was brought up, and as he was unable to walk, Iker carried him in for treatment.   (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


Haitians wait to receive food and water from Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers in downtown Port-au-Prince January 22, 2010. Cash became available and buses started running in Haiti’s rubble-clogged capital but there was still not enough food to feed desperate earthquake survivors who were expected to need emergency aid for months. Up to 1.5 million Haitians lost their homes in the January 12 earthquake that rocked the small Caribbean country, devastated its capital Port-au-Prince and killed up to 200,000. REUTERS/Marco Dormino/UN/MINUSTAH/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Brazilian UN peacekeepers distribute food and water January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid from around the world  is arriving in support of Haitians victimized by last week’s deadly earthquake, but getting that aid to where it’s needed within the capital city has become a challenge as roads remain clogged with collapsed buidings, abandoned vehicles, food stands and loitering people, some of whom have taken to erecting tents on the thoroughfares. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers distribute food and water in downtown Port-au-Prince January 22, 2010. Cash became available and buses started running in Haiti’s rubble-clogged capital but there was still not enough food to feed desperate earthquake survivors who were expected to need emergency aid for months. Up to 1.5 million Haitians lost their homes in the January 12 earthquake that rocked the small Caribbean country, devastated its capital Port-au-Prince and killed up to 200,000. REUTERS/Marco Dormino/UN/MINUSTAH/Handout


A woman is transferred for examination by U.S. soldiers at the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince January 22, 2010. Cash became available and buses started running in Haiti’s wrecked capital but earthquake survivors are still desperate for food and aid.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22:  Soldiers in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division stand in line as they carry gurneys back from the central hospital to a collection point January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  A part of the 82nd Airborne Division’s mission in Haiti is guarding the main hospital complex and helping transport the seriously wounded for helicopter airlift from the grounds of the National Palace.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), people line up for food and water distributed by UN peacekeepers in front of the National Palace on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last week’s earthquake that ravaged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe.  (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps Field Hospital Department Of Imaging Radiographer Michel Somekh (L) and Dr. Yitzhak Avraham confer on a strategy to X-Ray a man who was a victim of civil unrest and wounded by a shotgun blast, at the hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti, January 22, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Shalmoni/StandWithUs/Handout


A boy holds the hand of a Soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, as they walk through a survivor camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010. The soldiers are visiting the camps to locate and help people who are injured but cannot make it to the medical station at the temporary forward operating base nearby. The number of U.S. troops in the country is expected to swell to 20,000 in the coming days.


A U.S. helicopter lands in front of Haiti’s National Palace in Port-au-Prince January 22, 2010. Cash became available and buses started running in Haiti’s rubble-clogged capital but there was still not enough food to feed desperate earthquake survivors who were expected to need emergency aid for months. Up to 1.5 million Haitians lost their homes in the January 12 earthquake that rocked the small Caribbean country, devastated its capital Port-au-Prince and killed up to 200,000. REUTERS/Marco Dormino/UN/MINUSTAH/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22: A person carries food that she received at a distribution point by United Nation peacekeepers on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. International aide continues to slowly arrive in the earthquake ravaged city.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) Lt. Jerri Gram, from Huntsville, Ala., a doctor aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), shares a smile with a female infant during an examination. The infant was accompanied by her mother and was treated by Comfort medical staff for dehydration. Comfort is anchored off the coast of Haiti and is supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edwardo Proano/Released)


Soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces and Haitian volunteers transport a patient to the IDF operational field hospital amid the earthquake devastation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in this handout photo taken on January 20 and released by the organization StandWithUs to Reuters on January 22, 2010. Photo taken January 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Joe Shalmoni/StandWithUs/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 20:  Haitian children watch as a U.S. helicopter leaves the harbor area of the city on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Helicopter traffic carrying supplies, personnel and medical evacuees has increased in the last few days. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 22:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Canadian UN Police officers carry out the coffin to a plane as they conduct a repatriation ceremony for fellow officers Douglas Coats and Mark Gallagher on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The two officers were killed in the deadly devastating earthquake on January 12.  (Photo by Logan Abassi/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


U.S. Marines unload from a helicopter food and water for the earthquake survivors in Leogane, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. Thousands of U.S. troops are in Haiti as part of the relief effort to help survivors of the powerful earthquake that hit the country on Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)


A man wounded from last week’s earthquake is brought into the MA1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team field hospital by U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division transport in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.  A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, killing and injuring thousands and leaving many homeless. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


U.S. Actor Sean Penn, center, talks to Lt. Col. Mike Foster, right, while visiting the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division’s forward operating base in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.  A powerful earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, killing and injuring thousands. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


A U.S. Army soldier with the 82nd Airborne carries a boy, who had fainted from dehydration, towards a medical tent at a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. A powerful earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, killing and injuring thousands. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 exits the well deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) while transporting equipment and personnel off the coast of Haiti. Bataan, along with amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), is participating in Operation Unified Response and will provide military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 exits the well deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) while transporting equipment and personnel off the coast of Haiti. Bataan, along with amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), is participating in Operation Unified Response and will provide military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 20, 2010) Pallets of food are taken off an Air Force C-130 aircraft at the airfield at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Food and supplies arrive at the airfield to be transported to Haiti, supporting Operation Unified Response, a joint operation providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) Doctors and hospital corpsmen aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) place an injured Haitian boy on a table for evaluation. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shentel M. Yarnell/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) Lt. Kristina Rogish, a surgeon on the medical staff aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), evaluates a Haitian patient after the young girl was medically evacuated the ship for care. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shentel M. Yarnell/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 21, 2010) A Sailor assigned to Task Force (TF) 48 moves pallets of relief supplies at the airfield at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). TF-48 is leading the joint logistics hub at GTMO in the effort to transport humanitarian relief supplies to support Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake cause severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta/Released)


AIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) An injured Haitian woman waits for a medical transport flight from the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) after receiving initial treatment following a medical evacuation from the Haitian coast. Bataan, along with amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), are participating in Operation Unified Response and are providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) operates off the coast of Haiti, launching helicopters to deliver supplies to parts of the island. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)


LA GONAVE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) medically evacuate an injured Haitian girl to the nuclear-powered ship for medical assistance. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)


U.S. Navy members from various units assigned to the United States Naval Ship Comfort is treating patients as part of a mulit-national effort to provide emergency medical assistance in a Port au Prince, Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010.  The U.S. Department of Defense contingent is part of a larger national and international relief effort led by the U.S. Agency for International Development in response to the Jan. 12, 2010, 7.0 earthquake here.  FOUO  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 21, 2010) Electronics Technician 1st Class Dietrich Rey provides water to a Haitian child who is being treated aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) for a broken leg. Rey is a communications systems manager aboard Comfort but his ability to speak Creole has been valuable to doctors trying to communicate with patients affected by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. Comfort is working in unison with a multinational force in Operation Unified Response to ease suffering in Haiti by providing food, water and medical care. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Wilson/Released)


Capt. Mark Poirier, a medical officer with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, checks a baby brought to the squadron’s forward operating base in Port-au-Prince, Haiti


A Soldier carries cases of water toward the distribution point at the forward operating base set up by the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 18, 2010. That day the squadron passed out more than 15,000 bottles of water and 4,000 meals.


oadmasters from the 41st Airlift Squadron rapidly deploy a Humvee and equipment during an engine running off-load at the Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti  as part of on-going Haitian earthquake relief operations. The equipment and personnel departing delivered by the C-130J aircrew from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., will be used for conducting an airfield assessment (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Chisholm)


Haiti – il contributo delle FF.AA. italiane

Uomini e donne partiti alla volta di Haiti: 922

Asset principale: Portaerei Cavour. L’equipaggio fisso è composto da 560 elementi. Per lo svolgimento delle missioni le varie forze armate hanno fornito i seguenti assetti

Marina Militare

- Portaerei Cavour
– Reggimento San Marco: 15 uomini per compiti di force protection;
– Gruppi di volo: 85 militari e sei elicotteri (due EH101 e quattro SH-3D);
– Gruppo Operativo Subacquei: otto unità e una camera iperbarica.

Esercito Italiano

- Task force del Genio costituita da 185 militari della Brigata Julia e attrezzati con autocarri, rimorchi pesanti, containers, autogru, autocisterne, rimorchi torri illuminazione, autocisterna e rimorchi cucina.

Carabinieri

- Sei uomini del Tuscania con due Land Rover Discovery con compiti di polizia militare.

Aeronautica Militare Italiana

- 14 militari per compiti di Force Protection e coordinamento attività area sull’aeroporto di Haiti.

Personale sanitario

- 37 medici ed infermieri interforze; otto infermieri CRI.

Sono state imbarcate 135 tonnellate di materiale fornito dal World Food Programme, 77 tonnellate di materiale della Croce Rossa Italiana ed altro materiale sanitario fornito dall’associazione sanitaria Padana Onlus.

Fonte: ANSA


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 8

Altra infornata di immagini da Haiti.


Graphic provides an update of relief efforts in Haiti


United Nations soldiers from Sri Lanka stand guard outside a food distribution center in Port-au-Prince January 21, 2010. Shops began to reopen in Haiti’s capital on Thursday and banking services were to resume at the weekend but the government and aid workers still struggled to assist masses of earthquake survivors camped out in rubble-strewn streets. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo


The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort is anchored off the coast of Haiti January 20, 2010, to support Operation Unified Response. The U.S. Navy has 11 ships supporting the operation, with approximately 11,000 Sailors, Marines, and civilians providing humanitarian and medical aid to the country after it was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12. REUTERS/Chelsea Kennedy/U.S. Navy/Handout


US Navy photo – A girl with head injuries is comforted before being transported to a waiting U.S. helicopter bound for the USS Comfort medical ship waiting just off the coast of Port-au-Prince January 21, 2010. Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area was rocked by a massive earthquake on January 12, 2010, devastating the city and leaving thousands dead. More than 13,000 U.S. military personnel are in Haiti and on 20 ships offshore.


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), a US Paratrooper guards a US military ship carrying supplies at the Industrial Port on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Sophia Paris/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), MINUSTAH’s Brazilian peacekeepers direct traffic in downtown Port-au-Prince, in an area where most buildings collapsed when an earthquake devastated Haiti last week, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Sophia Paris/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: A baby girl named Esther, born today on board the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, rests on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Esther is the first baby ever born on the ship; her mother suffered a crushed pelvis and broken femur during Haiti’s recent earthquake and was still in surgery. The Comfort deployed from Baltimore with 550 medical personnel on board to treat earthquake victims and arrived in Haiti on January 20. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: Surgeons take a quick rest between operations on board the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Comfort deployed from Baltimore with 550 medical personnel on board to treat victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake, and arrived on January 20. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  A US Army 82nd Airborne soldier hands a toy to a seriously wounded boy before he is airlifted to the hospital ship USS Comfort January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.    (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  US Army soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division carry a wounded child on the grounds of Haiti’s earthquake-damaged National Palace to a waiting helicopter January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  US Army Lt. Col. Robert Malsby of Marietta, Georgia (R) of the 82nd Airborne Division comforts Narlie, age 4, who was seriously wounded in the Haitian earthquake and has been earmarked for emergency care aboard the USS Comfort January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  US military troops look out of the back of a helicopter before a mission to deliver water for distribution to displaced Haitians January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  A US Navy sailor carries two cases of water to waiting helicopters before a mission to deliver water to displaced Haitians January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. .  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (C) and his wife Mariza Leticia walk past the coffins of Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper who died in the earthquake in Haiti, during a memorial tribute ceremony in Brasilia January 21, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes


Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (C) and his wife Mariza Leticia walk past the coffins of Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper who died in the earthquake in Haiti, during a memorial tribute ceremony in Brasilia January 21, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes


Relatives react next to the coffin of a Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper who died in the earthquake in Haiti, during a memorial tribute ceremony in Brasilia January 21, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  A US Army nurse and soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division shield Narlie, age 4,from the rotor wash of a medical helicopter en route for Narlie to be treated on the hospital ship the USS Comfort January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  A US Army 82nd Airborne sergeant sits with a seriously wounded boy before he is airlifted to the hospital ship USS Comfort January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.    (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: A two-month-old Haitian boy sleeps in a crib after a television fell on his foot and injured it during the earthquake as his mother looks on in the pediatric ward on board the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Comfort deployed from Baltimore with 550 medical personnel on board to treat victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake, and arrived on January 20. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: A Winnie the Pooh doll awaits patients in the pediatric ward on board the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: U.S. Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne walk through the streets as they continue to provide aid for victims of the massive earthquake on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


A blood-stained boy cries after a scuffle on a street in Port-au-Prince January 21, 2010.   REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  Presidential Palace guards help carry an injured person to an awaiting Navy helicopter as they medivac her to the USNS comfort for further medical care after she was hurt during the massive earthquake on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


LEOGANE, HAITI – JANUARY 21:  Young Haitian boys watch from the beach as crew members of the Canadian Navy vessel HMCS Athabaskan make their way to shore in the city of Leogane on January 21, 2010 in Leogane, Haiti. Forces from the Canadian Navy, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Navy are setting up aid stations in Leogane, near the epicenter of last week’s devastating earthquake.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: Doctors Susan Farrar (L) and Shannon Lamb (R) deliver a baby girl named Esther by C-section on board the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Esther is the first baby ever born on the ship; her mother suffered a crushed pelvis during Haiti’s recent earthquake. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


Dutch Marines arrive to join the humanitarian aid efforts at the port in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. International aid flowing into Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake has been struggling with logistical problems, and many people are still desperate for food and water. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


Members of the Royal Dutch Airforce carry off 106 children from a Dutch relief flight arriving in the Netherlands from Port-au-Prince, in Eindhoven January 21, 2010. Nearly all children, aged between six months and 7-years-old, were in the process of being adopted before the 7.0 magnitude earthquake, which killed up to 200,000 people and reduced much of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince to rubble. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: A Coast Guard helicopter takes off with victims of last week’s devastating earthquake for treatment aboard the U.S.S. Comfort January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Army and Africa Partnership Station are working together to coordinate a triage and medical evacuation unit from the Killick Coast Guard Station for victims of the earthquake.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: CSSN Ernsley Victome, an English/Creole translator, talks with a 12-year-old girl who broke her leg when a wall fell on her during the earthquake in the pediatric ward on board the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. . (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: Doctors move a newly-arrived Haitian earthquake victim from a stretcher to a gurney in the casualty receiving area on board the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Comfort deployed from Baltimore with 550 medical personnel on board to treat victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake, and arrived on January 20. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


US Army paratroopers guard the road behind the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince January 21, 2010. Banks in earthquake-hit Haiti will start operating again from the weekend, the country’s commerce minister said on Thursday, as the government worked with aid partners to start trying to get the shattered economy back on its feet. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: A Haitian man lies in the casualty receiving area on board the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: Naval medical staff transport a Haitian earthquake victim who arrived by helicopter to the casualty receiving area of the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 21: MA3 Hootman keeps watch on the USNS Comfort, a U.S. Naval hospital ship, on January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Comfort deployed from Baltimore with 550 medical personnel on board to treat victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake, and arrived on January 20. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)


A boy receives bottles of water from a member of the Brazilian Peacekeeping Forces, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 21, 2010. The search for survivors of Haiti’s killer earthquake has started to wind down as international rescue teams begin pulling back and aid, though more plentiful, is still not enough for the tens of thousands left homeless and injured.  REUTERS/Ana-Bianca Marin


People wait to receive food and water distributed by the Brazilian Peacekeeping Forces, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 21, 2010. The search for survivors of Haiti’s killer earthquake has started to wind down as international rescue teams begin pulling back and aid, though more plentiful, is still not enough for the tens of thousands left homeless and injured.


Brazilian troops prepare to leave for a food and water distribution mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 21, 2010. The search for survivors of Haiti’s killer earthquake has started to wind down as international rescue teams begin pulling back and aid, though more plentiful, is still not enough for the tens of thousands left homeless and injured. REUTERS/Ana-Bianca Marin


A medical team of about 100 members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces leaves for quake-devastated Haiti to join international rescue efforts at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)


A medical team of about 100 members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces leaves for quake-devastated Haiti to join international rescue efforts at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)


Melissa Dosou, 19, center, is comforted by Terry Holbrook, a nurse from San Francisco, Calif., as she is treated by the members of Disaster Medical Assistance Team at a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


LEOGANE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) A landing craft unit from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) delivers humanitarian aid and supplies at a compound outside Leogane, Haiti. Carter Hall and the 22nd MEU are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Theodore W. Ritchie/Released)


JECMAL, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Haitians citizens load Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) from a CH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), for distribution to Haitians affected by the recent earthquake. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, along with other military assets, are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Oberholtzer/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) A U.S. soldier carries a Haitian boy injured in the recent earthquake to awaiting medical personnel. U.S. and international military units and civilian aid agencies are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Oberholtzer/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) U.S. Navy helicopters from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) prepare to transport water and supplies from the airport to areas around Port-au-Prince. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, along with other military assets, are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Oberholtzer/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 20, 2010) Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Jacob Seichter, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 25, operates a bulldozer at the airfield at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The Seabees are modifying the airfield to accommodate a Boeing 747 that is offloading meals-ready-to-eat to be delivered to Haiti. The additional flight line space is an essential support for Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta/Released)


BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transits off the coast of Haiti while conducting flight operations supporting relief efforts on the ground. Bataan, along with amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) are participating in Operation Unified Response and are providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)


NEW MISSION COMPOUND, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) A Haitian girl enjoys her meal-ready-to-eat that U.S. service members distributed to Haitian citizens who live in the village of Birey. The village is located just outside the New Mission Compound, recently established to provide humanitarian assistance to support Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rachael L. Leslie/Released)


BONEL, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Lt. Mark Heitzmann, a medical officer aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), treats a patient at a treatment facility organized by Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is on station in Haiti along with the amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) as the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission. . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson/Released)


Oklahoma Express

La base aerea di Altus (Oklahoma) invia 6 C-17 Globemaster III per supportare le operazioni umanitarie a Haiti. Good job Okies!


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(Original Caption: A C-17 Globemaster III lifts off with four crews on board to take part in the humanitarian relief effort, Operation Unified Response Jan. 18, 2010, from Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Altus AFB officials sent six Globemaster IIIs to assist with the relief effort in Haiti by delivering supplies such as food and water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Leandra D. Hernandez)


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 7


Graphic shows monetary pledges of countries toward Haiti earthquake relief as of Jan. 20


A Canadian soldier disembarks from a Canadian helicopter in Jacmel, a town on the south coast of Haiti, January 20, 2010. A new earthquake shook the devastated Haitian capital Port-au-Prince early on Wednesday, rattling already wrecked buildings and triggering panic among survivors of last week’s devastating quake.     REUTERS/Logan Abassi/UN Photo/Handout


A Canadian C130 plane takes off after delivering equipment in Jacmel, a town on the south coast of Haiti, January 20, 2010.   REUTERS/Logan Abassi/UN Photo/Handout


BONEL, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Chief Hospital Corpsman Rioni, a member of a Maritime Civil Affairs team, gives water to a severely dehydrated child after the devastating earthquake left the village of Bonel with a severe shortage of food and water.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


A U.S. helicopter takes off from the Haitian international airport to deliver food and water in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 20, 2010. A new earthquake shook the devastated Haitian capital Port-au-Prince early on Wednesday, rattling already wrecked buildings and triggering panic among survivors of last week’s devastating quake.     REUTERS/Logan Abassi/UN Photo/Handout


Haitian volunteers unload boxes from a U.S. helicopter in Jacmel, a town on the south coast of Haiti, January 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Logan Abassi/UN Photo/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2009) A bulldozer from Beach Master Unit (BMU) 2 based in Little Creek, Va. and embarked aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), is used to transport supplies to the shore in Port-Au Prince, Haiti.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justan Williams/Released)


U.S. soldiers load food and water onto a helicopter in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 20, 2010. A new earthquake shook the devastated Haitian capital Port-au-Prince early on Wednesday, rattling already wrecked buildings and triggering panic among survivors of last week’s devastating quake.     REUTERS/Logan Abassi/UN Photo/Handout


Haitian volunteers and UN peacekeepers load a truck with boxes of water in Jacmel, a town on the south coast of Haiti, January 20, 2010.     REUTERS/Logan Abassi/UN Photo/Handout


A Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130 transport plane takes off from Komaki Base in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture (state), central Japan, for Miami Thursday morning, Jan. 21, 2010 to support the medical team to be dispatched to the quake-devastated Haiti. The plane with 24 ASDF personnel will be used to transport medical relief staff and supplies to the Caribbean nation from Miami, Kyodo News said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, Kazunari Fujikake)


LEOGANE, HAITI – JANUARY 20:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Haitians wait for food being distrbuted by the UN outside a stadium, which has become an IDP camp, under the watchful eye of Sri Lankan soldiers January 20, 2010 in Leogane, Haiti. (Photo by Sophia Paris/ UN PHOTO/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Sri Lankan Battalion secures a joint food distribution coordinated by WFP and ACTED in a stadium, which has become an IDP camp, in Leogane January 20, 2010.   REUTERS/Sophia Paris/UN Photo/Handout


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 20:  A U.S. military helicopter laden with relief supplies takes off near more supplies waiting to be airlifted January 20, 2010 at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last weeks earthquake that ravaged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 20:  A U.S. Army soldier carries a box relief supplies from the United Nations Children’s Fund for helicopter airlift January 20, 2010 at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.    (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 20:  A U.S. Army soldier pushes a box relief supplies from the United Nations Children’s Fund into a helicopter for airlift January 20, 2010 at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


The U.S. Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 20, 2010. Comfort is conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in Haiti on January 12.  REUTERS/Troy D. Miller/U.S. Navy photo/Handout


In this photo provided by Joe Shalmoni, Israel Defense Forces medical staff prepare to administer nebulizer treatment of ventalin to baby Paul Anderson Chery as his mother Cinea Moseline and father Paul Chery look on at the IDF field hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Wednesday Jan. 20, 2010.  (AP Photo/Joe Shalmoni)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 20:  United States Army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne take cover as a helicopter prepares to land as it delivers MRE’s to be unloaded during a food distribution on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 20: United States Army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne unload MRE’s during a food distribution on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 20:  Children wait receive water after getting food at a distribution point on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 20:   A small boat pilots in front of the USNS Comfort, a floating medical treatment facility iin the harbor of Port-au-Prince January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Much of the city and surrounding area is still dealing with the effects caused by last week’s devastating earthquake.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Anthony Sullo, of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, eats a piece of sugarcane as he sits in a field in Leogane, Haiti Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. The Marines have secured the field for helicopters transporting aid to be distributed by the U.N. in the countryside. International aid flowing into Haiti after last week’s earthquake has been struggling with logistical problems, and many people are still desperate for food and water. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


U.S. Soldiers wave to Haitians as they drive through the streets in Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010. A strong aftershock struck Haiti on Wednesday, creating panic among people camping out in the capital’s streets after last week’s devastating earthquake. In a bid to speed the arrival of aid and stem looting and violence, the U.N. Security Council this week unanimously agreed to temporarily add 2,000 U.N. troops and 1,500 police to the 9,000-member peacekeeping mission in Haiti.   REUTERS/Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH/Handout


An Indian FPU Officer (front) and U.N. peacekeepers secure the perimeter of a bank in downtown Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010.  REUTERS/Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH/Handout


Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers secure the perimeter of a bank in downtown Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010. A strong aftershock struck Haiti on Wednesday, creating panic among people camping out in the capital’s streets after last week’s devastating earthquake.  REUTERS/Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH/Handout


An Indian FPU Officer (front) and Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers (back) secure the perimeter of a bank in downtown Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010.    REUTERS/Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH/Handout


A Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper secures the perimeter of a bank in downtown Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010.    REUTERS/Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH/Handout


U.S. Marine Corporal Stephen Tillman sits in a field near Leogane, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. The Marines have secured the area waiting for the arrival of aid. The Marines have secured the area waiting for the arrival of aid. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Adam Buzzeo (L) prepares medical equipment during the assessment of a six-year-old Haitian boy brought aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in the Atlantic Ocean January 19, 2010.REUTERS/Petty Officer 2nd Class Chelsea Kennedy/U.S. Navy/Handout


Medical professionals aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) treat a six-year-old Haitian boy in the casualty receiving room aboard the 1,000-bed hospital ship in the Atlantic Ocean January 19, 2010. The boy was transferred to Comfort by helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) for treatment for an injury to his bladder and a hip fracture during an earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The boy is in the intensive care unit aboard Comfort in stable condition.   REUTERS/Petty Officer Timothy Wilson/U.S. Navy/Handout


A woman walks through U.S. soldiers to get to disaster relief supplies at the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division’s forward operating base in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Peruvian U.N. peacekeepers push back a crowd trying to get past a barricade on a road leading to an industrial park containing food warehouses in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.  The U.N. Security Council approved extra troops and police officers to beef up security in Haiti and ensure that desperately needed aid gets to earthquake victims. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 20, 2010) Lt. Marlin Williams, a Navy chaplain embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), prays for a Haitian boy as he receives treatment at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Clinic. The boy was trapped under the bodies of dead family members in a collapsed building for seven days before he was rescued from the rubble. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) is anchored near the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. Gunston Hall was diverted from its Africa Partnership Station (APS) mission to assist with relief and humanitarian efforts for Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Stratton/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Jan 19, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Amanda Vasquez, from Liberty, Mo. assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76), administers an IV to a 4-year-old girl suffering from dehydration at a clinic at the Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base. Higgins was on her way home from a scheduled deployment when she was diverted to assist with Operation Unified Response relief efforts after a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Curaron/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Adam Kishman, from Grand Rapids, Mo. Assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), gives an injured girl a teddy bear to try and comfort her during a medical evaluation at Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Curaron/Released)


BONEL, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Cmdr. George Doyon, right, commanding officer of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), gives a meal-ready-to-eat (MRE) to a Haitian woman during humanitarian relief efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) carry bottles of water to load onto a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) A young Haitian girl holds her teddy bear while she sleeps after receiving medical treatment at Gheskio Field Hospital, located on Quisqueya University grounds, where International Medical Surgery Response Team (IMSuRT) technicians are providing emergency medical attention to Haitians following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. The IMSuRT team is a national organization combining medical professionals from Boston and Seattle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Lee Kelsey/Released)


BONEL, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) Two Hospital Corpsmen assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 2 treat a Haitian woman’s injured foot. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique Hilley/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 19, 2010) A mother carries her nine-month old son aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) after the child was airlifted to the ship for medical treatment (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/Released)


CARIBBEAN SEA (Jan. 19, 2010) Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) load supplies and equipment aboard Landing Craft Unit (LCU) 1664). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick L. Dickson/Released)

GULFPORT, Miss. (Jan. 18, 2010) A Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 washes an excavator before shipment to Haiti.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Demetrius Kennon/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 17, 2010) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) treat a baby injured in an earthquake in Haiti as the child’s father looks on. (U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 6


U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft airdrops humanitarian aid into Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas in this photo taken January 18, 2010. Picture taken January 18, 2010.    REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr./Handout


Parachute riggers from the Aerial Delivery Platoon, 11th Quartermaster Company, 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, prepare container delivery system bundles of bottles of water and meals-ready-to-eat for delivery to the Haitian people in support of Operation Unified Response. These types of bundles are dropped by parachute from military aircraft to re-supply ground units.


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 19: United States Army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne walk through the streets as they prepare to secure the general hospital on January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 19:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Peruvian UN peacekeepers secure the entrance of the industrial area during a distribution of food by Dominican humanitarian workers January 19, 2010 in Port Au Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


A boy runs after getting humanitarian aid in Port-au-Prince, January 18, 2010. The pace of food and medical aid deliveries picked up in earthquake-shattered Haiti, providing some hope to desperate survivors, but doctors worried disease would be the next big challenge for the tens of thousands left injured and homeless a week ago. Picture taken Janaury 18, 2010.   REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva


Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne walk in front of the damaged Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010. Thousands more U.S. troops will help U.N. peacekeepers keep order on Haiti’s increasingly lawless streets as tens of thousands of survivors wait desperately for aid.


PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 19:  Spc. Patrick Hydorn,  of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, sips from his canteen after a march through the streets January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


RT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 19:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH),  MINUSTAH’s Jordanian Battalion set up and opened a 12 bed hospital at their base January 19, 2010 in Port Au Prince, Haiti. The Peacekeepers are feeding any children that enter and are treating patients who are injured from the earthquake that devasted Haiti Tuesday, January 12.  (Photo by Sophia Paris/ UN PHOTO/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


U.S. Army Pvt 1st Class Michael Segura, of the 82nd Airborne, left, is greeted by a man as he stands guard outside the cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

U.S. Army Pvt 1st Class Michael Segura, of the 82nd Airborne, left, is greeted by a man as he stands guard outside the cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


A U.S. soldier holds up a girl during food distribution in Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010. Thousands more U.S. troops will help U.N. peacekeepers keep order on Haiti’s increasingly lawless streets as tens of thousands of survivors wait desperately for aid.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva


U.S. soldiers carry boxes at a food distribution zone in Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva


U.S. soldiers unload disaster relief supplies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 19:  Members of the 2nd brigade of the 82nd Airborne distribute food supplies January 19, 2010 the town of Terra Noire just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. One week after a devastating earthquake struck the capital city, residents are still struggling to obtain food, water, shelter and medical treatment.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 19:  United States Army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne hold back a crowd that surged forward during a food distribution on January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 19:  Haitian men stand with a US flag in support of US Army soldiers stationed across the street at Port-au-Princes central hosptial January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 19:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH),  MINUSTAH’s Jordanian Battalion set up and opened a 12 bed hospital at their base January 19, 2010 in Port Au Prince, Haiti. The Peacekeepers are feeding any children that enter and are treating patients who are injured from the earthquake that devasted Haiti Tuesday, January 12.  (Photo by Sophia Paris/ UN PHOTO/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


Fabie Marc, 7, who was injured in the Haiti earthquake, tries to open a can of Vienna sausage as she sits in the United Nations field hospital in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.


Paramilitary policemen bow at a funeral for eight Chinese peacekeepers killed in the recent Haiti earthquake at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing January 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee


A paramilitary policeman holding a portrait of Li Qin, one of eight Chinese peacekeepers killed in the recent Haiti earthquake, cries at a funeral held at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing January 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee


Brazilian peacekeepers carry the coffin of one of 17 of their colleagues killed in the recent Haiti earthquake towards a waiting plane for repatriation to Brazil, in Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ana-Bianca Marin


Brazilian peacekeepers wait to carry the coffins of 17 of their colleagues killed in the recent Haiti earthquake towards a waiting plane for repatriation to Brazil, in Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ana-Bianca Marin


People watch as a Sea Hawk helicopter with U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne lands at the garden of the damaged Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne arrive via a Sea Hawk helicopter at the garden of the damaged Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2010) Marine Staff Sgt. Jonathon Thompson inspects cargo from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Marine Corps at Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Fla. before loading it aboard the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning ship USNS 1st Lt. Jack Lummus (T-AK-3011). USAID provided more than 74 pallets of relief supplies. The Marine Corps cargo included vehicles and heavy equipment to support the distribution of supplies, water production, water distribution and fuel distribution. The Marines also provided limited earth-moving equipment, electrical-producing equipment, limited lumber, building materials, and medical supplies. The ship and supplies are bound for Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) A Haitian man explains the deepest shore areas to Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) while surveying the shoreline outside Port-au-Prince for the best access point. Carter Hall is off the coast of Port-au-Prince supporting Operation Unified Response, a joint operation providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique K. Hilley/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) A young Haitian girl embraces her baby sister as she watches U.S. military members as they pass by while surveying the area for the best access point. The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) is off the coast of Port-au-Prince supporting Operation Unified Response, a joint operation providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique K. Hilley/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) A young Haitian girl takes a pause from washing laundry watch the U.S. military members as they survey the area for the best access point. The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) is off the coast of Port-au-Prince supporting Operation Unified Response, a joint operation providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Monique K. Hilley/Released)


ACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2010) The Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning ship USNS 1st LT Jack Lummus (T-AK-3011) receives cargo from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Marine Corps at Blount Island Command. USAID provided more than 120 pallets of relief supplies and 400 bottles of propane. The Marine Corps cargo included vehicles and heavy equipment to support the distribution of supplies, water production, water distribution and fuel distribution. The Marines also provided limited earth-moving equipment, electrical-producing equipment, limited lumber, building materials, and medical supplies. The ship and supplies are bound for Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles/Released)


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2010) The Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning ship USNS 1st Lt. Jack Lummus (T-AK-3011) receives cargo from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Marine Corps at Blount Island Command. USAID provided more than 120 pallets of relief supplies and 400 bottles of propane. The Marine Corps cargo included vehicles and heavy equipment to support the distribution of supplies, water production, water distribution and fuel distribution. The supplies are being sent to Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Leah Stiles/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) Members of the Army’s 544th Engineer Dive Team prepare to conduct underwater pier inspections of the damaged sections of the port in Haiti following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. The joint-service dive task force, lead by Capt. Dale Fleck, commodore of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group Two, is operating off the coast of Port- Au-Prince to assess the damages for possible repair. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) load water jugs onto an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter to be delivered to those who were affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antwjuan Richards-Jamison/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) Soldiers load water to a Helicopter from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) for distribution to earthquake victims. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen G. Hale II/Released)


U.S. marines carry bottled water after landing in a rural area outside Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010.    REUTERS/St Felix Evens


Humanitarian Daily Rations – le razioni umanitarie ienchi

Per la GGioia di Pappy, Veggies e Survivalists, qui sotto troverete la descrizione dei vari “package” che compongono le cosidette Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDR) attualmente in distribuzione alla popolazione haitiana assieme alle ben piu’ famose MRE (Meal Ready to Eat, o Refused by Ethiopians, lol).

Introdotte per la prima volta nel 1993 quali razioni d’emergenza per la popolazione civile vittima di guerre o disastri naturali, le HDR si compongono di cinque menu’, ciascuno dei quali suddiviso in tre pasti (A, B e C).

Ogni pasto e’ corredato da un foglio illustrativo che spiega come consumare le pietanze e un pacco accessori (wow) contenente: pepe nero, pepe rosso, sale, zucchero, un cucchiaiazzo di plastica usa e getta, fiammiferi,  salvietta preinumidita monouso (alcool free) e fazzoletto di carta. Il costo di ogni ration pack oscilla fra i 4,5 e i 5 dollari americani, contro i circa 24 dollari necessari per un pacco giornaliero di MRE.

I tre pasti giornalieri forniscono complessivamente attorno alle 2200-2300 calorie e sono addizionati con vitamine. I valori nutrizionali sono i seguenti:

60% di carboidrati
27-30% di grassi
10-13% di proteine

Le Humanitarian Daily Rations si contraddistinguono dalle classiche MRE  per il moderato apporto di grassi e la totale assenza di cibi di origine animale. Niente ciccia, dunque. La mancanza di carne e’ dovuta al fatto che le HDR sono state pensate per poter essere distribuite al maggior numero possibile di popolazioni senza doversi preoccupare delle restrizioni alimentari legate alla  cultura indigena o al credo religioso (la conoscete, no? La storia della vacca e del porco… ;-)

Anyway, la carne e’ sostituita da pietanze composte da varie combinazioni di legumi e cereali insaporiti con salse e spezie (i dettagli dei pasti li trovate in fondo al post).



Altre differenze riguardano il target e la quantita’ di calorie fornite: mentre le razioni tipo MRE nascono per il sostentamento di un soldato in zona d’operazioni (quindi di norma giovane e sottoposto a una certa attivita’ fisica), le HDR sono indirizzate prevalentemente verso individui adulti con problemi di denutrizione moderata.

Grazie al robusto involucro in trilaminato (plastica-alluminio-plastica), le HDR sono totalmente impermeabili, galleggianti e possono anche essere “aviolanciate” (termine teNNico che in questo caso definisce un oggetto tirato con totale noncuranza fuori da un aeromobile) senza conseguenze per il contenuto. I pasti  delle HDR hanno una durata di conservazione tipica pari a tre anni se immagazzinati ad una temperatura non superiore ai 26 gradi celsius (o 80 fahrenheit).

Le aziende che producono le HDR sono almeno tre: Sopakco, Wornick e Ameriqual.


Pacco HDR della Ameriqual

Ora passiamo alla descrizione dettagliata dei vari menu’

Menu’ 1

Pasto A
Pasto B
Pasto C
Insalata di Fagioli
Stufato d’orzo
Fagioli e riso in salsa di pomodoro
Riso integrale e selvatico con lenticchie
Stufato di lenticchie
Riso alle erbe
Crackers Biscotti vegetali
Gallette (2 pacc. di cracker per MRE)
Burro di arachidi
Marmellata Crackers vegetali (2 pacchetti)
Uva sultanina
Burro di arachidi
Barretta energetica alla frutta
Focaccia Barretta energetica alla frutta
Burro di arachidi
Marmellata di fragole
Biscotti Shortbread Marmellata di fragole
Dolce alla frutta
Dolce alla frutta (2 pacchetti)
Biscotti Shortbread
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori

Menu’ 2

Pasto A
Pasto B
Pasto C
Insalata di Fagioli
Stufato d’orzo
Fagioli rossi con riso
Riso con fagioli
Piselli in salsa di pomodoro
Riso giallo
Crackers Biscotti vegetali
Gallette (2 pacc. di cracker per MRE)
Burro di arachidi
Marmellata Crackers vegetali (2 pacchetti)
Uva sultanina
Burro di arachidi
Barretta energetica alla frutta
Focaccia Barretta energetica alla frutta
Burro di arachidi
Marmellata di fragole
Biscotti Shortbread Marmellata di fragole
Barretta energetica alla mela
Dolce alla frutta
Dolce alla frutta (2 pacchetti)
Biscotti Shortbread
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori

Menu’ 3

Pasto A
Pasto B
Pasto C
Insalata di Fagioli
Stufato d’orzo
Stufato di lenticchie
Lenticchie con verdure
Riso e verdure con salsa
Riso alle erbe
Crackers Biscotti vegetali
Gallette (2 pacc. di cracker per MRE)
Burro di arachidi
Marmellata Crackers vegetali (2 pacchetti)
Uva sultanina
Burro di arachidi
Barretta energetica alla frutta
Focaccia Barretta alla frutta
Burro di arachidi
Marmellata di fragole
Biscotti Shortbread Marmellata di fragole
Barretta energetica alla mela
Dolce alla frutta
Dolce alla frutta (2 pacchetti)
Biscotti Shortbread
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori

Menu’ 4

Pasto A
Pasto B
Pasto C
Fagioli con patate
Riso e verdure con salsa
Pasta al pomodoro
Riso integrale e selvatico con lenticchie
Piselli in salsa di pomodoro
Riso giallo
Crackers Biscotti vegetali
Gallette (2 pacc. di cracker per MRE)
Burro di arachidi
Burro di arachidi Crackers vegetali (2 pacchetti)
Uva sultanina
Marmellata Barretta energetica alla frutta
Focaccia Barretta alla frutta
Burro di arachidi
Marmellata di fragole
Biscotti Shortbread Marmellata di fragole

Dolce alla frutta
Dolce alla frutta (2 pacchetti)
Biscotti Shortbread
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori

Menu’ 5

Pasto A
Pasto B
Pasto C
Lenticchie con verdure
Stufato di lenticchie
Stufato di lenticchie
Fagioli con patate
Piselli in salsa di pomodoro
Fagioli rossi e riso
Crackers Biscotti vegetali
Gallette (2 pacc. di cracker per MRE)
Burro di arachidi
Burro di arachidi Crackers vegetali (2 pacchetti)
Uva sultanina
Marmellata Barretta energetica alla frutta
Focaccia Barretta alla frutta
Burro di arachidi
Barretta energetica alla mela
Biscotti Shortbread Marmellata di fragole

Dolce alla frutta
Dolce alla frutta (2 pacchetti)
Biscotti Shortbread
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori
Pacco accessori

Qui un fratello rednecco mentre ci mostra il contenuto di un pasto HDR

Se avete ulteriori domande, lasciate un commento oppure scrivetemi in privato. Zao!


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 5


Canadian soldiers pack fuel containers to send to Haiti at the Valcartier garison in Shannon, Quebec, January 18, 2010. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger


A Canadian soldier looks at oil drums to send to Haiti at the Valcartier garrison in Shannon, Quebec, January 18, 2010. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger


U.N. peacekeepers stand guard at the airport of Port-au-Prince January 18, 2010. Thousands more U.S. troops will help U.N. peacekeepers keep order on Haiti’s increasingly lawless streets as tens of thousands of survivors wait desperately for aid.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 18:  (IMAGE RELEASED BY U.S. MILITARY)  In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, Cmdr. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, left, a CNN medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon, and Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Berndt, a Navy surgeon, perform surgery on a 12-year-old Haitian girl with a severe head injury aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) January 18, 2010 off the coast of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Sugeons removed a piece of concrete from the child’s brain caused by the earthquake in Haiti. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Relief after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010.  (Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 18: People watch as a Navy helicopter flies off after dropping off soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division to secure an area to drop in food and water supplies near the Cite Soleil area, as relief contiues to arrive after the massive earthquake January 18, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 18: Soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division walk to a Navy helicopter to be dropped off to secure an area to drop in food and water supplies near the Cite Soleil area, as relief contiues to arrive after the massive earthquake January 18, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 18:  Soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division walk to a Navy helicopter to be dropped off to secure an area to drop in food and water supplies near the Cite Soleil area, as relief contiues to arrive after the massive earthquake January 18, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Canadian army medic Richard Robichaud applies a head bandage to an injured lady at a Belgian make-shift hospital of the Belgian First Aid and Support Team (B-FAST) in a suburb of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince January 18, 2010.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 18: A U.S. Navy troop transport floats in the harbor of the capital city as a smaill Haitian boat passes in front of it January 18, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


Former president and U.N. special envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton, left, talks to Dr. Paul Farmer, of Partners in Health, right, while touring the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Clinton is the U.N. special envoy for Haiti and he has joined former President George W. Bush in leading a campaign for donations to help the country recover from the powerful earthquake that hit it last week. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 18: (IMAGE RELEASED BY U.S. MILITARY) In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Navy SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopters from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transport water and supplies from the airport to areas around Port-au-Prince January 18, 2010 near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.


Jordanians U.N. peacekeeper distributes food to internally displaced Haitians in Port-au-Prince January 18, 2010. U.S. troops protected aid handouts and the United Nations sought extra peacekeepers in earthquake-shattered Haiti on Monday as marauding looters emptied wrecked shops and desperate survivors began to receive medical care and air-dropped food. REUTERS/Logan Abassi/UN Photo/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 18:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), a U.S. Airborne helicopter lands near Cite Soleil bringing soldiers and supplies January 18, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 18:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH),  the U.S. Paratroopers set up their tents in their camp near Cite Soleil January 18, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


A U.S. military helicopter carrying soldiers and aid supplies lands near Cite Soleil January 18, 2010. U.S. troops protected aid handouts and the United Nations sought extra peacekeepers in earthquake-shattered Haiti on Monday as marauding looters emptied wrecked shops and desperate survivors began to receive medical care and air-dropped food. Nearly a week into the crisis, international aid was just starting to get through to those in need, delayed by logistical logjams and security concerns.  REUTERS/Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH/Handout


U.S. military servicemen transport a patient from an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) to medical personnel during humanitarian relief efforts in Port-au-Prince January 18, 2010.  REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 18:  In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), cases of water are unloaded from a U.S. Air Force plane at the airport of Port-au-Prince January 18, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)


A Bolivian United Nations peacekeeper carries a baby during the distribution of water and meals to the residents of Cité Soleil, Haiti.


Bolivian United Nations peacekeepers distribute water and meals to the residents of Cité Soleil, Haiti.


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) Army Diver Sgt. Brent Byrle, assigned to the 544th Engineer Dive Team, conducts underwater pier inspections after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake damaged large sections of the port Jan. 12. A U.S. Navy and Army joint-service dive task force is assessing the damage to port facilities for possible repair as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief to Haiti, Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) Members of a U.S. Navy and Army joint-service dive task force conduct an assessment of port facilities during an inspection of the port in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake damaged the port Jan. 12. The task force is assessing the damage to port facilities for possible repair as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief to Haiti, Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 18, 2010) Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lowell Schrader, officer in charge of Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, Detachment Alpha, assesses port facilities during an inspection of the port in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake damaged the port Jan. 12. UDT-1 is part of a joint-service dive task force assessing the damage to port facilities for possible repair as part of the humanitarian and disaster relief to Haiti, Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Lussier/Released)


GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (Jan. 18, 2010) Sailors assigned to the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba supply department load disaster relief supplies on an MH-53E Sea Dragon Helicopter assigned to the Vanguard of Mine Counter Measures Squadron (HM) 14 at the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba airfield. The Vanguard transported supplies and personnel to the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) to support Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake cause severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan 18, 2010) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) fill water containers for distribution to Hatian citizens. Carl Vinson is deployed supporting Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake cause severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erin Oberholtzer/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 17, 2010) U.S. military members distribute food and water to Haitian citizens that were affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Laura A. Moore/Released)


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 4


An APC of the Brazilian UN forces guards trucks with food and other supplies as they leave the UN compound at the Port-au-Prince airport, January 18, 2010. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay


Armed Brazilian UN forces leave the UN compound at the Port-au-Prince airport with food and other supplies January 18, 2010. World leaders pledged aid to rebuild Haiti after what the United Nations called the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, but earthquake survivors were still waiting on Sunday for food, water and medicine. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay


U.S. soldiers push back Haitians from a gate who line up in search for an occasional job at the UN compound based at the Port-au-Prince airport, January 18, 2010. The United States is to send more troops to Haiti as tens of  thousands of hungry, thirsty and injured Haitian earthquake survivors wait desperately for promised food and medical care. The U.S. Southern Command said some 2,200 Marines with heavy equipment to clear debris, medical aid and helicopters, would join some 5,000 U.S. troops already in the region.     REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay


n aerial view shows a U.S. Air Force C-17 military transport plane at the Port-au-Prince airport January 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Louis Charbonneau


Humanitarian aid is loaded onto a plane at the Torrejon military airbase, as a military jet is seen in background, in Madrid, Spain, Monday Jan. 18, 2010. Aid supplies are being sent from Spain as part of a massive international effort to alleviate the effects of the earthquake in Haiti.


A busload of Canadian evacuees from Haiti are transported from the Canadian Forces C-17 to Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, January 17, 2010.    REUTERS/Christinne Muschi


A Canadian evacuee from Haiti is assisted off a Canadian Forces C-17 as it arrives at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, January 17, 2010.    REUTERS/Christinne Muschi


A Canadian evacuee from Haiti is assisted to a waiting ambulance after arriving at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, January 17, 2010.    REUTERS/Christinne Muschi


Jean Gerber, 11, center, grimaces as medic Buddy Davis removes a bandage to check on the boy’s wound at a country club used as a fort operating base for the 82nd Airborne Division in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


U.S. troops with the 82nd Airborne Division distribute  water to earthquake survivors  in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 16, 2010) Aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) medical team members assist an injured Haitian child for treatment aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. . (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 16, 2010) Aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) medical team members transport an injured Haitian male for treatment aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


ILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 16, 2010) A U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman treats an earthquake victim at Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base Clinic. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake cause severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 16, 2010) An air crewman comforts Haitian earthquake victims during a medical evacuation aboard an U.S. Navy SH-60F Sea Hawk assigned to the Red Lions of Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 15. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 17, 2010) Sailors aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) offload a earthquake victim transported from from Port-au-Prince. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joel Carlson/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan.17, 2010) U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Nicholas Wentworth hangs an intravenous solution inside an MH-60S Sea Hawk prior to flying an earthquake victim to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joel Carlson/Released)


KILLICK, Haiti (Jan. 16, 2010) A U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman treats an earthquake victim at Killick Haitian Coast Guard Base Clinic.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrian White/Released)


A man wearing a t-shirt with an image of U.S. President Barack Obama is seen in a makeshift refugee camp managed by 82nd Airborne January 17, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins


Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Jason Harold of Goldsboro, North Carolina transfers a young Haitian earthquake victim from an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter during a medical evacuation in Port-au-Prince in this handout taken on January 16, 2010 and released to Reuters on January 17, 2010.   REUTERS/Candice Villarreal/U.S. Navy photo/Handout


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 17:  A. U.N. peacekeeper guards food supplies to be distributed by the World Food Program on January 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid agencies are struggling to distribute food as quickly as possible but face major logistical problems in doing so caused by the massive earthquake that took place on January 12. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


A Russian plane sits on the tarmac at Maiquetia Simon Bolivar international airport in Caracas January 17, 2010. A Russia-Venezuela mission was set to leave Venezuela on Monday carrying over 60 tonnes of aid to Haiti. Venezuela has sent several planes to Haiti with doctors, aid and some soldiers. REUTERS/Edwin Montila


Colonel Steven M. Shepro, 316th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander, assists a Haitian earthquake survivor while disenbarking off an 89th Airlift Wing C-32 at Joint Base Andrews flightline Jan 17.  U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Clifford L. H. Davis


Maj. Michael Vanone, Offutt AFB, NE, 45th Reconnaissance Squadron navigator, monitors navigational equipment in an OC-135B Observation Aircraft Jan 16 over Haiti. Army, Navy and Air Force personnel used the capabilities of the OC-135B to photograph Haiti, to get a better understanding of the devastation from the earthquake that hit the island Jan. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Perry Aston)


U.S. Navy helicopters are prepped for takeoff in the early morning sunrise onboard the USS Carl Vinson as relief efforts continue off the shore of Port-au-Prince January 17, 2010. U.S. troops will help keep order on Haiti’s increasingly lawless streets, the country’s president says as desperate earthquake survivors wait for food, water and medicine. REUTERS/Hans Deryk


U.S. Navy crewmen from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier load water onto a waiting helicopter to be airlifted to various drop-off zones in Port-au-Prince January 17, 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 17:  A U.S. Navy helicopter flies past the Presidential Palace which was damaged during the massive earthquake January 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Sgt. Allen Robinson from the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, looks at a collapsed building as he sits in the back of a vehicle carrying disaster relief supplies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Spcl. Joseph Dillon from 1st Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, looks at a  collapsed building as he sits in the back of a vehicle on the way to the airport to pick up disaster relief supplies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


U.S. Army Spc. Brent Nailor, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, passes out humanitarian aid meals to women and children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2010. The squadron established a forward operating base at an abandoned, damaged country club near the embassy. A survivor camp of thousands is situated near the based. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker IIII


Prince, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2010. About 200 soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, are setting up security to help provide humanitarian aid to those left devastated by the earthquake. A survivor camp of thousands of displaced Haitians is near the base.  DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III


U.S. Army soldiers unload food and water from a Navy helicopter in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2010. The soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, have set up a forward operating base to help establish security and provide humanitarian assistance. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III


Women and children receive a humanitarian meal in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2010. U.S. soldiers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, passed out more than 2,500 meals during their first day on the ground at a forward operating base.  DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III


U.S. Army soldiers pass out meals to women and children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III


A large crowd swarms around U.S. troops as they walk into a survivor camp with food in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2010.


Haitians form a human chain to secure the line for a humanitarian aid drop in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2009.


U.S. Airmen help earthquake refugees in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, board a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., headed for Homestead, Fla., Jan. 16, 2010. Around 60 people boarded the aircraft, including children and the elderly. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela J. Manns/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 16, 2010) Sailors load bottles of fresh water into an MH-53E from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 that will be delivered to earthquake survivors. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


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