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Military Response to Haiti Disaster

Just because the press either gets this aspect wrong or ignores it I would thought I would post this link to what the military has done is doin in Haiti. Watch this space as things develop.

http://militarytimes.com/news/2010/0...haiti_011310w/
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Cool ..sailors to the rescue...

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This is one of those occasions where everyone needs to do whatever they can to help.

The disaster in Haiti may rival the 2004 tsunami in sheer human suffering.
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Here's a TIME link explaining the initial response.

"How the US Military Will Help Haiti."

Google Earth and Geoeye are offering satellite images that can give you an idea of the damage done.
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The US military is the only force in the world cable of putting a major logistical network in place. A majority military operation and a major relief operation is essentially the same problem from a logistical point of view. The military logistical system is designed to provided all elements of support in an area where there is no functioning support systems. The Carl Vinson alone constitutes a major asset in terms of command and control, communication, medical support, and, often overlooked, desalination (can produce 400,000 gallons a day of fresh water). Adding other compents of a marine assault support force multiplies these capablities. The heavy lift, beach to beach and sea to beach transport capabilities are also extremely when road infrastructure is destroyed or compromised.

Edit: Also I have noted the Bataan has a 600 bed surgical hospital giving it the largest medical support capability other than a hospital ship.

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I've heard that around 3500 soldiers of the 82nd are being sent,as well as a Marine Expeditonary force.It's beginning to look like those troops will be needed for security first and foremost.As the initial shock of this disaster wears off,I think the security situation will deteriorate considerably.
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Just got done scanning the major networks and just to summarize:

USCG is saying the main port is so badly damaged it isn't immediately useable. They're reconning the small ports now.

The US Navy may have to bring supplies in over the beach on amphibious assets.

USNS Comfort is preparing to sail with estimated departure from Baltimore as early as Saturday (two days less than it normally takes to get underway).
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U.S. Embassy in Haiti Coast Guard Evacuation

http://cgvi.uscg.mil/media/main.php?g2_itemId=745694

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PORT-au-Prince, HAITI - A Clearwater, Fla., based Coast Guard C-130 aircrew evacuate members of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, a day after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastates the region. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O'Leary.
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Marine Unit Prepares for Haiti Response

Marine Unit Prepares for Haiti Response

Release Date: 1/14/2010 1:54:00 PM
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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- About 2,000 Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune, N.C., are preparing for what initially is expected to be about a 90-day deployment providing disaster-relief support in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

The Marines will begin loading equipment on three Navy ships – USS Bataan, USS Carter Hall and USS Fort McHenry -- tomorrow, a process Marine Capt. Clark Carpenter, the 22nd MEU public affairs officer, said he expects to take two days. . . .
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GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA (Jan. 13, 2010) Navy hospital staff members rush an American U.S. Embassy worker into the U.S. Naval Hospital at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. The worker was one of four Haiti earthquake victims received for evaluation and treatment. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta/Released)

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Fort Bragg units to deploy in support of humanitarian efforts in Haiti

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More than 100 Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 73rd Infantry, will deploy mid-afternoon today to support humanitarian operations in Haiti. The entire battalion along with a 2nd Brigade Combat Team Command & Control Element, approximately 800 Soldiers, are scheduled to deploy tomorrow.
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United States Southern Command Home Page

http://www.southcom.mil/appssc/index.php

They are posting a running list of news releases as more units are assigned to the relief effort.
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Canadian Forces:

C-130 Hercules on the ground in Haiti yesterday with a recon squad (20 pers). They led about a 100 Canadians in Haiti on a 9 hour walk from the Haitian capital to the airport (15 km, normally a short drive).

C-17 Globemaster landed today with 'DART' (Disaster Assitance Recovery Team).

HMC ships ATHABASKAN and HALIFAX sailed today loaded with pallets of disaster relief equipment. Expected to be off shore in 5 days.

Follow on within the next couple of days include a medical platoon and their mobile hospital, another Search and Rescue team to augment DART, HMCS TORONTO is expected to sail early next week.

By the end of next week it's expected that the Canadian Forces will have about 1200 personnel on site.



http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...avy-haiti.html

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Partial Haiti Gear List

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The Marine Corps is shipping out the Bataan and two landing ship docks (the Carter Hall and McHenry) to help out in Haiti. About 2,000 Marines from the 22 MEU (which was on leave after a CENTCOM pump) are heading down there with a bunch of gear. Here’s a partial list:
8 CH-​​53E Super Stallion helicopters
4 UH-​​1N Hueys
15 7-​​ton trucks
1 fork lift
81 humvees
8 Light Armored Vehicles
12 Medical Blocks
1 Dental Block
2 Tactical Water Purification Systems (can produce 60,000 gal per day of drinking water from any water source including sea water)
9 assorted large and portable water containers
6 large fuel containers
16 generators
20 tents
Various HA care kits (these kits have basic need items in them) . . .

more > http://defensetech.org/2010/01/15/pa...iti-gear-list/
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From what they're saying about the porch, they're going to need about 4 LCUs and 4 or so LCACs to run this op up a beach somewhere near a major highway.

The LAVs should do a good job of providing mobile security bunkers for the food distribution.
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