USNI News Video: How the Navy, Marines Help After a Natural Disaster

October 24, 2016 8:16 AM

Hurricane Matthew hit Western Haiti on Oct. 4, 2016. The storm killed hundreds, kicked off a cholera epidemic and displaced hundreds of thousands.

Shortly after the storm passed, the U.S. sent warships with heavy lift helicopters to assist groups on the ground to feed and provide medical care those affected as part of the Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief of the Navy and Marine Corps.

The commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 2 — Rear Adm. Roy Kitchener — spoke with USNI News on Oct. 12, 2016 from USS Mesa Verde and described what his team did in Haiti and the U.S. mission to help after a natural disaster. 

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the editor of USNI News. He has covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services since 2009 and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
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