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Jan. 14, 2010
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Top Stories

Medical Group Provides Assistance

MANDRIN, Haiti, July 14, 2010 - Airmen with the 56th Medical Group provided optometry, dental and general services at the New Horizons medical site. Story

Joint Task Force Focuses on Missions

ARLINGTON, Va., July 12, 2010– Soldiers, sailors and airmen assigned to Joint Task Force New Horizons have made major progress on their engineering and medical missions in Haiti. Story

Southcom Completes Haiti Disaster Response

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2010 – The U.S. military today officially ended its earthquake disaster response in Haiti today, leaving what is left of assistance with humanitarian and construction projects on the island to two annual military exercises in the region. Story

Task Force Prepares for ‘New Horizon’

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2010 – Joint Task Force Haiti is preparing to stand down its disaster-relief mission in Haiti at the beginning of June, nearly six months after a Jan. 12 earthquake devastated the country. Story

Magazine Recognizes Airman in Top 100

NEW YORK, April 30, 2010 – Time magazine editors have named Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Antonio D. Travis to the magazine's annual list of the 100 most-influential people in the world, for his efforts after the Haiti earthquake. Story

Military Engineers Help Build Future

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2010 – Efforts to help Haiti rebuild after a devastating Jan. 12 earthquake will continue after the joint U.S. military task force there winds down at the end of May, the task force’s chief engineer said. Story

Military Continues to Support Recovery in Haiti

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2010 – The U.S. military will continue to support the recovery work of Haiti’s government and international agencies after the task force is deactivated at the end of May. Story

Gen. Keen’s Blog: the Power of Partnerships

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 30, 2010 – Army Lt. Gn. Ken Keen writes about the importance of partnerships during humanitarian efforts describing a partnership he formed three decades ago with a Brazilian officer. Story

HAITI DIARIES

Read the personal experiences of government and relief agency personnel on the ground in Haiti. Haiti Diaries»

USS Bataan Leaves Haiti

NORFOLK, Va. - March 25, 2010 - The USS Bataan and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit left Haiti after spending 10 weeks involved in relief efforts following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Story

Commander Discusses Brigade’s Role in Haiti

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2010 – Hundreds of Army paratroopers continue to provide humanitarian aid to earthquake survivors in Haiti, even as they prepare to return home. Story

Baltimore Welcomes Hospital Ship Back

BALTIMORE, March 19, 2010 - The USNS Comfort arrived in Baltimore after treating 871 patients and performing 843 surgeries during a humanitarian mission following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck in January. Story

Gen. Keen’s Blog: Coordinate and Collaborate

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 22, 2010 – The ability to coordinate and collaborate proved to be important elements in Operation Unified Response humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti, the U.S. commander of the operation said in a blog. Story

Army Undersecretary Visits Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - March 19, 2010 - Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Haiti March 18 to witness firsthand the devastation caused by the earthquake in January and the progress of humanitarian relief support provided by Joint Task Force-Haiti. Story

How to Help

Donate to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Text “QUAKE” to 20222 to charge a $10 donation. Donate Online

Donate to the Red Cross

Text "HAITI" to "90999" to charge a $10 donation. The amount will be charged to your cell phone bill. Donate Online

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From the President

“We’ve got to help Haiti stand back up. I think we can’t afford not to do it because Haiti is our neighbor. I want to make sure that when America projects its power around the world, it’s not seen only when it’s fighting a war. It’s got to also be able to help people in desperate need and ultimately that will be good for us, that will be good for our national security over the long-term.”
President Barack Obama
Jan. 16, 2010