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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.


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