Operation Damayan Story Archive

George Washington Carrier Strike Group to Support Philippine Recovery Efforts  (11 November 2013)
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and other U.S. Navy ships to make best speed for the Republic of the Philippines.
Front and Center  (13 November 2013)
Pentagon Acts Swiftly to Assist Typhoon-stricken Ally  (13 November 2013)
The Defense Department immediately took action to begin helping the Philippine government recover from Super Typhoon Haiyan, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said here today.
Harris Activates Hospital Ship to Support Philippines  (13 November 2013)
Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, directed the activation of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) Nov. 13 to be ready to support ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update   (14 November 2013)
Here is today's update for Operation Damayan from U.S. 7th Fleet:
USNS Bowditch Prepares the Way for Navy Relief Efforts in the Philippines  (14 November 2013)
As U.S. Navy assets steam towards the Philippines to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Navy hydrographers are busy charting safe passages through potential navigation hazards created by the receding storm surge.
Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update  (15 November 2013)
The USS George Washington is delivering water, medical supplies and hygienic supplies to Guiuan/Samar, Ormoc, Borongan and Leyte Gulf. 20 US Navy helicopters have been in continuous operation since yesterday.
George Washington HTs Pump Out Aid   (15 November 2013)
Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda tore through the Republic of the Philippines last week and left an estimated 4.2 million people without basic necessities.
Navy Official Details Aid Moving to Philippines   (15 November 2013)
Countries around the world are responding to the Typhoon Haiyan-caused devastation in the Philippines, and aid is rushing to the island nation with the U.S. Navy leading the way.
GW Helo Squadrons Prepare to Support Operation Damayan  (15 November 2013)
The George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) continues its preparation to aid the Republic of Philippines in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, Nov. 14.
Operation Damayan 7th Fleet Update  (16 November 2013)
Here is the Nov 16th (1000 India time) Seventh Fleet update for Operation Damayan.
US 7th Fleet Operation Damayan Update   (18 November 2013)
Navy Sailors were honored to have Philippine President Benigno Aquino stop by and thank our forces for providing relief at Guiuan.
Joint Task Force 505 Activates for Operation Damayan  (18 November 2013)
Joint Task Force 505 officially activated today to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in support of the Philippine government and armed forces in Operation Damayan.
31st MEU Elements Arrive Near Tacloban, Philippines  (21 November 2013)
About 900 Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit have arrived in the Philippines, near Tacloban.
Navy Chaplains Support Philippines Relief Efforts  (21 November 2013)
Chaplain Lt. Brian Kirschenbaum, of Carrier Air Wing Five, assisted aircrews in the Guiuan area with the loading and unloading of supplies and interacted with local citizens who were in need of food and shelter.

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