United States Military in Haiti during Hurricane season

The United States military will remain in Haiti during the hurricane season; however, they will have a scale-down presence in the area.


According to a top United States military personnel, some 500 soldiers will begin a five-month exercise in Haiti starting in June, and the USS Iwo Jima will be available to provide aid in case a hurricane strikes Haiti or any of the nearby Caribbean countries. The 500 military soldiers that will take part of the exercise in Haiti will come from the Louisiana National Guard and the focus will be on helping to rebuild Haiti recovering from the devastating earthquake that struck in January. The USS Iwo Jima is a large-deck amphibious ship. Te U.S. Military ship will provide medical support at locales around Haiti. This ship will go no farther than a two-day sail from Haiti.

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