USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

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  • U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command, deployed in support of Joint Task Force Matthew, help U.S. sailors from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) load relief supplies into a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After six days of supply drop operations, JTF Matthew has delivered over 349,000 pounds of supplies utilizing various aircraft to provide the much-needed airlift capability. The task force, a U.S. Southern Command-directed team, is comprised of Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen deployed to Port-au-Prince at the request of the government of Haiti to support the U.S. Agency for International Development's disaster relief operations in Haiti during the critical early stages after the island country was struck by Hurricane Matthew.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adwin Esters (Released)  161013-M-JL916-315
  • U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, deployed in support of Joint Task Force Matthew, help U.S. sailors from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) load relief supplies into a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After six days of supply drop operations, JTF Matthew has delivered over 349,000 pounds of supplies utilizing CH-53E Super Stallion and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The task force, a U.S. Southern Command-directed team comprised of Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen, is providing critical airlift capabilities during the initial stages of the U.S. Agency for International Development's disaster relief operations in Haiti while the international response builds.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adwin Esters (Released)  161013-M-JL916-010
  • U.S. Sailors with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28, from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), arrive at Joint Task Force Matthew headquarters at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in two SH-60B Seahawk helicopters to help deliver relief supplies. After six days of supply drop operations, JTF Matthew has delivered over 349,000 pounds of supplies utilizing various aircraft. The task force, a U.S. Southern Command-directed team comprised of Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen, are providing critical airlift capabilities during the initial stages of the U.S. Agency for International Development's disaster relief operations in Haiti while the international response builds.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adwin Esters (Released)  161013-M-JL916-954
  • U.S. sailors with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28, from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), wait to load relief supplies into a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter at the Joint Task Force Matthew headquarters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After six days of supply drop operations, JTF Matthew has delivered over 349,000 pounds of supplies utilizing various aircraft. The task force, a U.S. Southern Command-directed team comprised of Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen, is providing critical airlift capabilities during the initial stages of the U.S. Agency for International Development's disaster relief operations in Haiti while the international response builds.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adwin Esters (Released)  161013-M-JL916-980
  • A landing craft utility boat, capable of carrying up to 125 tons, exits the well deck of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), transporting equipment and personnel to the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) off the coast of Haiti. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit transitioned personnel and equipment between the two ships as Iwo Jima prepares to relieve Mesa Verde. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed to Haiti to support Joint Task Force Matthew in providing critically-needed initial capabilities to deliver assistance and aid.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff (Released)  161013-M-TV331-003
  • Marines, with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and sailors begin offloading gear from a landing craft utility boat, capable of carrying up to 125 tons, in the well deck of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) off the coast of Haiti. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit transitioned personnel and equipment between the two ships as Iwo Jima prepares to relieve Mesa Verde. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed to Haiti to support Joint Task Force Matthew in providing critically-needed initial capabilities to deliver assistance and aid.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff (Released)  161013-M-TV331-034
  • A medical vehicle attached to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), drives aboard the  amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during an onload of more than 500 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and nearly 300 pallets of supplies. Iwo Jima is moored pierside at Naval Station Norfolk awaiting further tasking as Hurricane Matthew develops.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jess E. Toner (Released)  161007-N-ZB097-269
  • Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1644, attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, enters the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) are preparing to provide disaster relief and humanitarian aid to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Daniel C. Coxwest (Released)  161008-N-AH771-177

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