Emergency Aid Completed, Bahamas Continue Reconstruction

September 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – The deployment of emergency aid by Dutch, French and German soldiers in the Bahamas is being completed. The island group continues the reconstruction 10 days after the first aid. Because of deteriorating weather conditions, yesterday we started accelerating the recovery of soldiers and resources to HNLMS Johan de Witt. Last week, 550 Dutch, 50…

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Virginia-Based Sailors, Marines Return Bahamas HADR Mission

September 18, 2019 – Sailors and Marines returned to Norfolk, Virginia, this week after providing unique military capabilities supporting relief to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. The service members came from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG); Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM)-14 and HM-15; and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 and HSC-26. Under the direction of U.S. Northern Command,…

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Hampton Roads Based Ships, Aircraft Return To Homeport

September 7 ,2019 – U.S. 2nd Fleet ordered nearly 30 ships and 120 aircraft to return to Hampton Roads today, following an assessment from the U.S. Coast Guard that the port is safe for maritime operations. “After the storm, the Coast Guard and our port partners worked quickly to reconstitute the Port of Virginia,” said Capt. Kevin Carroll, Commander, Coast…

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Royal Navy Deploys Extra Medics as Part of Bahamas HADR Assistance

September 7, 2019 – The Royal Navy has deployed extra medics to join Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay in delivering humanitarian assistance to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. A team of 18 military medical staff will arrive in the region this evening and will provide emergency care, surgery and intensive care to those in need. They join Royal Navy…

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Dutch Increase HADR Operations in the Bahamas

September 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Netherlands is sending extra soldiers to the Caribbean to support emergency aid to the Bahamas. On Saturday afternoon, 76 Marines departed from Eindhoven Air Base with a KDC-10 transport aircraft from the Royal Netherlands Air Force to Sint Maarten. The Marines are part of the 21st Raiding Squadron of the Marine Corps. They…

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Dutch Navy Joins Bahamas Relief Operations

September 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Netherlands will provide emergency aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian caused large-scale devastation there. The naval ships HNLMS Johan de Witt (L801) and HNLMS Snellius (A802) are making logistical preparations on Sint Maarten to help the island group. The ships were already in the Caribbean because of the large Caribbean Coast emergency…

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RFA Mounts Bay delivers aid to The Bahamas

September 4, 2019 – Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay has delivered essential aid to residents of Great Abaco in The Bahamas. The ship has distributed Department for International Development (DFID) relief items, including vital shelter kits. A rigid-hulled inflatable boat was deployed from RFA Mounts Bay this afternoon (04/09) with a dedicated Humanitarian and Disaster Relief team to…

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USCG Stage in Key West for Hurricane Dorian response efforts in Caribbean, Bahamas

September 2, 2019 – More than 20 Coast Guard cutters crews from Sectors Miami and Key West are moored in Key West in preparation for deploying to Hurricane Dorian effected areas in the Caribbean and Bahamas. Multiple Coast Guard units throughout the Coast Guard 7th District area have pre-staged in key locations to be able to provide rapid and relevant…

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Navy Helicopter Squadrons in Florida Set to HURREVAC

August 31, 2019 – Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic (CHSMWL) has ordered aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and Naval Station (NS) Mayport to set Sortie Condition Alpha and evacuate on Sept. 1 as Hurricane Dorian heads toward Florida’s Atlantic Coast. A total of seven squadrons assigned to Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic will begin hurricane evacuation (HURREVAC)…

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Mayport Ships get Underway as Hurricane Dorian Approaches

August 29, 2019 – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) ordered U.S. Navy ships homeported at Naval Station Mayport to set Sortie Condition Alpha as Hurricane Dorian heads toward Florida’s Atlantic coast. “Our top priority must always be the safety and security of our ships and aircraft, as well as our Sailors and families. We move our…

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