FOOD CRISIS IRMA: ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, MINNESOTA MILITIAS DELIVER SUSTENANCE!
Vermont National Guard medical personnel deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands on 16 SEP 2017, originally to support Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, but now to help with Hurricane Maria recovery:
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“This is why we do what we do. It’s an opportunity to help people who need help, and I think it’s why most of us serve in the National Guard.”-Technical Sergeant Michael Gunderson, Air National Guard
While the U.S. Virgin islands are about to get walloped by category 5 Maria, National Guard units from three states are still flying in food aid for people suffering from Hurricane Irma.
Since 09 SEP 2017, 24 hours AirLift Control Flight(ACLF)-Contingency Response Flights have been underway at the Cyril E. King International Airport. Along with federal agencies and civilian contractors several thousands of tons of supplies have been delivered.
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Official video giving data concerning the U.S. Department of Defense disaster response to date (14 SEP 2017):
The U.S. Virgin Islands has its own National Guard unit, but it’s not enough to deal with Irma. They’ve been operating at least five Point of Distribution (PoD) centers for several days now, handing supplies to thousands of people in the U.S. territory.
National Guard units from Kentucky, New York and Tennessee have deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with federal agencies.
Video, Idaho’s Mountain Home AFB 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron deploying mobile air traffic control tower onboard South Carolina based 437th Airlift Wng C-17 Globemaster-3:
Video, U.S. Border Patrol rescue on British empire’s Jost Van Dyke island, British Virgin Islands, 07 SEP 2017:
Video, U.S. Navy med-evac ops 08/09 SEP 2017:
Video, U.S. Marines deploy from amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge to U.S. Virgin Islands, 09 SEP 2017:
Video, U.S. Coast Guard helicopters staged at Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, 10 SEP 2017:
Video, U.S. Army Chinooks and Blackhawks staged at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi, 09 SEP 2017:
Other aircraft were sent to Mississippi Air National Guard’s Key Field and the Combat Readiness Training Center – Battlefield Airman Center in Gulfport.
Video, USCG aircraft from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, sent to Air Station New Orleans, Louisiana, 09 SEP 2017:
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Video, C-17 Globemaster-3 load-up at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, destination San Juan, Puerto Rico:
U.S. Coast Guard personnel based at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, already handing out Meal Ready Eat (MRE) and bottled water in anticipation of record setting Hurricane Irma.
Rescue boats are already staged.
The Hurricane Irma Incident Command Post has already been established.