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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 :-)


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

(foto: Marina Militare Italiana)


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 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 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 3


Operation Sunrise – Troops from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., watch the sun come up over the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2009. Most of the 800 or so troops that came in overnight slept under the stars and began moving out to forward operating bases as the morning progressed. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker


Security stands watching as relief aid is unloaded from a U.S. air force cargo jet at Port -au-Prince International airport January 16, 2010.  U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday declared one of the largest relief efforts in U.S. history to help Haiti’s earthquake victims as survivors begged for aid still only trickling through to them and looters fought in the streets. REUTERS/Hans Deryk


Argentinian airmen help load equipments onto a military C-130 aircraft


Argentinian airmen help load equipments onto a military C-130 aircraft


US Navy crew members load water into a waiting helicopter to be distributed around various drop-off spots in Port-au-Prince January 16, 2010.   U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday declared one of the largest relief efforts in U.S. history to help Haiti’s earthquake victims as survivors begged for aid still only trickling through to them and looters fought in the streets.   REUTERS/Hans Deryk


A Brazilian UN peacekeeper takes a break while working through the rubble of the United Nations mission in Haiti in Port au Prince January 16, 2010. The U.N. mission chief in Haiti, Hedi Annabi, died in Tuesday’s earthquake that devastated the country’s capital, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Saturday.  REUTERS/Logan Abassi/UN Photo/Handou


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 16: Haitians wait to be let in to receive food and supplies at a U.N. distribution point as help continues to arrive for victims of the massive earthquake January 16, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


A U.N. peacekeeper oversees earthquake survivors lining up for food distributed by the UN near Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)


Haitian citizens receive water from United States air crewmen from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in Port-au-Prince, January 16, 2010. REUTERS/Seaman Aaron Shelley/U.S. Navy/Handout


ORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 16:  An American medic with the 82nd Airborne Division tends to a wounded man at the international airport on January 16, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


This photo provided Saturday Jan.16, 2010 by the French Defense Ministry shows soldiers loading French military ship Francis Garnier, a light transport vessel, before heading to Haiti, Friday Jan.15, 2010 from the French Carrabean island of Martinique as part of France’s emergency aid for the earthquake hit country. (AP Photo/French Defense Ministry/ECPAD)


This photo provided Saturday Jan.16, 2010 by the French Defense Ministry shows French military ship Francis Garnier, a light transport vessel, loaded with equipment and  heading to Haiti Friday Jan.15, 2010 from the French Carrabean island of Martinique as part of France’s emergency aid for the earthquake hit country. (AP Photo/French Defense Ministry/ECPAD)


U.S. Navy crew members load supplies into a waiting helicopter to be distributed around various drop-off spots in Port-au-Prince January 16, 2010.   REUTERS/Hans Deryk


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) talks with US Aid Administrator Rajiv Shah (L) and Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten (C), after arriving at the International airport in Port-au-Prince January 16, 2010.  Clinton and Shah plan to meet Haitian President Rene Preval and U.S. relief workers on their one-day trip to Haiti, where the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake was estimated at up to 200,000 people.   REUTERS/Hans Deryk


A Haitian woman and child board a U.S. air force cargo plane as hundreds of evacuees line up to leave Port -au-Prince international airport bound for the U.S. mainland January 16, 2010.   REUTERS/Hans Deryk

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 16:  A Haitian man waves to a Navy helicopter as it prepares to land to deliver some water as help continues to arrive for victims of the massive earthquake January 16, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 16: A Haitian gesutures to others to wait as they rush to pick up water being dropped from a Navy helicopter as help continues to arrive for victims of the massive earthquake January 16, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 16: Haitians rush to pick up water just dropped from a Navy helicopter as help continues to arrive for victims of the massive earthquake January 16, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Argentinean U.N. peacekepers help load supplies onto trucks at the airport in Port-au- Prince, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


Canadian Forces perform security duties outside a temporary medical facility in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Saturday Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)


A Canadian soldier carries supplies as troops arrive at a temporary medical center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Saturday Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)


PORT-AU-PRINCE (Jan. 16, 2010) Haitian citizens receive water from air crewmen from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aaron Shelley/Released)


ORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) shown operating off the coast of Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)


People gestures as a U.S. helicopter makes a water drop near a country club used as a forward operating base for the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


People cover their faces from dust as they rush to get water dropped by a U.S. helicopter near a country club used as a forward operating base for the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


U.S. troops with the 82nd Airborne Division carry boxes of military meals for earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Airmen from the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Hurlburt Field, Fla., offload injured people from a C-130 Hercules aircraft Jan. 15, 2010, after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. AFSOC is providing an immediate rapid response capability to Haiti through U.S. Southern Command. (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Russell E. Cooley IV, U.S. Air Force/Released)


[Gallery] Emergenza Haiti: il dispositivo militare – parte 1

Le prime foto del dispiegamento militare a supporto della popolazione haitiana.


Jordanian military officers load humanitarian aid and supplies onto a c-130 to be sent to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, in Amman airport January 14, 2010. Troops and planeloads of food and medicine streamed in to Haiti to aid a traumatized nation still rattled by aftershocks from the catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings and buried countless people. Jordan is sending 6 tons of humanitarian aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti and will dispatch a mobile field hospital to Haiti to help treat the wounded.  REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed


Airmen from the Ohio National Guard’s Mansfield-based 179th Airlift Wing unload supplies Jan. 13, 2010, from their C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, the first to land in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, following a devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. Two C-130 aircraft and five crews from the Mansfield unit are supporting relief efforts. U.S. Air Force photo


MIAMI (Jan. 13, 2010) — A U.S. Southern Command assessment team boards a C-130 Hercules aircraft en route to Haiti to support U.S. relief efforts there following the massive Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. The team will work with U.S. embassy personnel as well as Haitian, United Nations and international officials to assess the situation and facilitate follow on U.S. military support. (Photo by Tech Sgt. Santita Mitchell, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs)


NORFOLK (Jan. 14, 2009) C-2A Greyhound transport aircraft from the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 prepare to deploy supporting the first wave of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. This is part of a larger relief effort spearheaded by the U.S. government to help those affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott D. Cohen/Released)


JACKSON, Miss. — Members of the 172nd Mississippi Air National Guard is headed to Haiti to help with earthquake recovery, state officials said Thursday.


MIAMI (Jan. 13, 2010) — A U.S. Southern Command assessment team boards a C-130 Hercules aircraft en route to Haiti to support U.S. relief efforts there following the massive Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. The team will work with U.S. embassy personnel as well as Haitian, United Nations and international officials to assess the situation and facilitate follow on U.S. military support. (Photo by Tech Sgt. Santita Mitchell, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs)


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan 13, 2010) SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 7 depart Naval Air Station Jacksonville to embark aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) en route to Haiti. The squadron and several Navy vessels are underway to render humanitarian assistance after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gary B. Granger Jr./Released)


NORFOLK (Jan. 12, 2009) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Naval Station Norfolk. Carl Vinson is underway following a four-year refueling and complex overhaul to take part in Southern Seas 2010. After completing Southern Seas, Carl Vinson will change homeport from Norfolk, Va. to San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Martie/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – JANUARY 14:  UN soldiers sit in an armored vehicle two days after a powerful earthquake struck January 14, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti January 12 causing widespread devastation and fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


Humanitarian aid sit on a pier next to Mexican hospital cargo ship “Huasteco” in the port of Veracruz before heading to Haiti, January 14, 2010. Troops and planeloads of food and medicine streamed in to Haiti on Thursday to aid a traumatized nation still rattled by aftershocks from the catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings and buried countless people. REUTERS/Martin Lara Reyna


U.S. Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Wing (SOW), Hurlburt Field, Fla., load gear onto a C-130E Hercules aircraft departing for Haiti Jan. 13, 2010. Airmen assigned to the 1st SOW will be part of a U.S. humanitarian relief mission to the earthquake-stricken country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Epley/Released)


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Wilburn, an aviation maintenance technician from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., guides U.S. personnel affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday, to a waiting HC-130 Hercules aircraft, Jan. 13, 2010, as part of the U.S. Government’s continued humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts.  Wednesday, Coast Guard personnel from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., worked to evacuate nearly 140 U.S. personnel from Haiti.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’Leary.


Paratroopers of Bravo Troop, 1-73 Cav, 2nd Brigade Combat team, 82nd Airborne Division move out to buses heading for Green Ramp at Pope Air Force Base early  Jan. 14 to deploy in support of the earthquake that occurred in the  capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The 2nd BCT is the 82nd Airborne Division’s Global Response Force that has been training for real world emergency response missions.


A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter transports an injured American to U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Jan.13, 2010. The injured is one of four Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, brought to the Naval Station to receive medical care for traumatic injuries sustained in the earthquake that struck the region. The victims were stabilized by hospital personnel before they were medically evacuated to the U.S. for further treatment. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Bill Mesta


A UH-60 Blackhawk from the Puerto Rico Army National Guard prepares to takeoff


U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chuck Massing, a C-130 Hercules aircraft loadmaster assigned to the 6th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., unloads gear to be loaded onto a C-130E Hercules aircraft before departing for Haiti Jan. 13, 2010. Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing will be part of a U.S. humanitarian relief mission to the earthquake-stricken country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Epley/Released)


Relief workers and search and rescue teams use March Air Reserve Base, Calif., as a staging area to assemble supplies, people and equipment Jan. 13, 2010, following the recent magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti. All will be loaded on a C-17 Globemaster III and flown into Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The aircraft is assigned to the 60th Air Wing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Roy Santana)


Airmen load onto an MC-130H Combat Talon II before departing for Haiti Jan. 13, 2010 at Hurlburt Field, Fla. These Airmen will participate in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission in Haiti. The Airmen are assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Loken)


Relief workers and search and rescue teams use March Air Reserve Base, Calif., as a staging area to assemble supplies, people and equipment Jan. 13, 2010, following the recent magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti. All will be loaded on a C-17 Globemaster III and flown into Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The aircraft is assigned to the 60th Air Wing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Roy Santana)


An RQ-4 Global Hawk, like the one pictured above, was launched from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 13, 2010, to assist with the humanitarian aid mission in Haiti after the country suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan. 12, 2010. The Global Hawk is primarily used to record intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data and its large coverage area makes it a useful tool for recording data and sending it to warfighters on the ground. (Courtesy photo)


An aerial view of the damaged Presidential Palace in Haiti from a U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft Jan. 14.  Aerial images are providing U.S. military planners valuable situation awareness as they coordinate U.S. military support to the Haiti relief effort.  (Release by U.S. Southern Command)


An aerial view of the damaged National Cathedral in Haiti from a U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft Jan. 14.   (Release by U.S. Southern Command)


An aerial view of earthquake victims gathering in a soccer field in Haiti from a U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft Jan. 14. (Release by U.S. Southern Command)


The Navy hospital ship Comfort, docked in Baltimore, will soon be in Haitian waters. The ship will leave for Haiti Saturday morning.


Defense Supply Center Richmond, Va., supplies the military with cargo straps like those seen here, which are used to secure aircraft cargo during flight.


Defense Supply Center Richmond, Va., supplies the military with parts and supplies for reverse-osmosis water purification units like the one seen in use here by the Marine Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Edward D. Kniery


NORFOLK (Jan. 14, 2010) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) departs Naval Station Norfolk to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin/Released)


ORFOLK (Jan. 14, 2010) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as it prepares to depart Naval Station Norfolk to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Martie/Released)


LITTLE CREEK, Va. (Jan. 14, 2010) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda Watson/Released)

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