USS Carl Vinson Receives Haitian MEDEVAC Patients


Story Number: NNS100117-01Release Date: 1/17/2010 9:27:00 AM
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From USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs

USS CARL VINSON, At sea (NNS) -- The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received seven injured Haitian civilians at approximately 7:30 p.m. EST Jan. 16 when a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter on a medical evacuation mission was forced to divert due to weather.

The helicopter was taking the earthquake victims from Port-Au-Prince to a hospital near Cape Haitien on the island's northern coast. The ship's medical personnel are currently treating the seven Haitians, including a two-hour old infant.

The aircraft carrier, which arrived on scene within 72 hours of tasking, is supporting the unified U.S. military response to the disaster by providing its 19 helicopters to airlift humanitarian supplies to the Haitian people.

For more information, please contact U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. Fourth Fleet Public Affairs at (904) 270-4843 or email comusnavso-c4f_mypt_pao@navy.mil. Additional information is available at our command website: www.public.navy.mil/comusnavso-c4f or our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=52350813690 .


For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusns/.

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 U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Nicholas Wentworth hangs an intravenous solution inside an MH-60S Sea Hawk prior to flying an earthquake victim to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
100117-N-4275C-273 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan.17, 2010) U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Nicholas Wentworth hangs an intravenous solution inside an MH-60S Sea Hawk prior to flying an earthquake victim to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake cause severe damage near Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joel Carlson/Released)
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