The Seabase Supporting Haitian Relief

In this week’s issue of sldinfo.com, Jim Strock, Director, Sebasing Integration Division of the Capabilities Development Directorate of the USMC Combat Development Command, discusses the role of the seabase in the Haitian relief effort. This slide show provides a graphic demonstration of Strock’s discussion and analysis of the seabase formed for this effort.


The first six slides come from a briefing of the Joint Task Force Haiti on the role of the seabase.

The seventh photo shows a Navy helicopter from the USS Vincent delivering humanitarian supplies to the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk off the coast of Port-au-prince Friday, Jan. 15. The supplies were then taken to the Haitian coast guard base at Killick, Haiti (credit USCG Atlantic Area).

The eighth photo shows Tugs pushing the USNS Comfort from its pier in Baltimore harbor as the U.S. Navy hospital ship headed to Haiti on January 16 (credit Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs).

The ninth photo shows the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort pulling away from Canton Pier for a short notice humanitarian deployment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The ship, with a crew of nearly 850 personnel including 550 U.S. Navy medical service members, is assisting other U.S. Armed Forces elements, non-profit humanitarian organizations and search and rescue teams from around the world in bringing relief to Haitians.

The tenth photo shows the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan off the coast Haiti.

The 11th photo shows the USS Carter Hall siting off the coast of Haiti, while landing craft units bring Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and supplies outside Leogane, Jan. 20.

The 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th photos show various USMC and USN landing craft involved in Haiti operations.

The 16th photo shows Ospreys aboard the deck of the USS Nassau (24th MEU) deploying to Haiti.

Photo 17 shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins operating off the coast of Haiti refueling aircraft used to deliver supplies to those affected by the earthquake. Higgins,is operating with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

Photo 18 shows an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter flying over the mountains of Haiti to deliver supplies to those affected by the earthquake on other parts of the island. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response.

Photo 19 shows a C-40 Greyhound making a fuel stop on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson before heading to Haiti to transport meals ready to eat. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief as part of Operation Unified Response.

Photo 20 shows sailors aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) moving food, water and other supplies into the hangar bay during a vertical replenishment at sea with USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) in support of Operation Unified Response Feb. 5. Bataan and the amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) are participating in Operation Unified Response.

Photo 21 shows USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1) operating off the coast of Haiti while completing a vertical replenishment at sea with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in support of Operation Unified Response Feb. 5.

The final photo shows Haitians observing the sea base in action off of Haiti.

Credits for the photos goes to the US Navy Visual news service or the 22nd and 24th MEU Unit Public Affairs unless otherwise noted.

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***Posted February 23rd, 2010

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