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Operation Sahayogi Haat

Disaster Relief: Nepal Earthquake

The U.S. military is providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to support Nepal's government and armed forces, following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, April 25, 2015.

Marines Honor Helicopter Crash Victims

The names of two of the Marine victims from the fatal helicopter crash in Nepal, May 12, 2015, were mounted on the Hall of Heroes display at the Defense Information School. Story

Response Task Force Deactivates

Joint Task Force 505 deactivated today after redeploying from here and from Utapao Royal Air Field, Thailand, in support of Operation Sahayogi Haat. Story

Defense Department Response Likely Lessened Quake's Effects, Official Says

Defense Department efforts in Nepal to mitigate future disaster impact likely lessened the scale of the humanitarian disaster following the Himalayan mountain nation’s recent earthquakes, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs said on Capitol Hill yesterday. Story

Nepal Joint Task Force Begins Drawing Down

Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts. Story

Task Force Continues Relief Operations in Nepal

Joint Task Force 505 continues conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in Nepal, JTF 505 officials said in a news release issued today. Story

U.S. Continues Humanitarian Operations in Nepal

Joint Task Force 505 is continuing its commitment to Nepal by conducting humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, task force officials said. Story

Marines in Helo Crash Identified, Recovered

Joint Task Force 505 officials identified the six U.S. Marines who were killed along with two Nepalese soldiers when their UH-1Y Huey helicopter went down in the mountains of Nepal May 12. Story

Helo Crew Recovery Efforts Continue in Nepal

The recovery of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter that went missing May 12 and was discovered on May 15 has resumed 8 miles north of Charikot, in the Dolakha district of Nepal. Story

Carter: DoD 'Heavy With Grief' After Helo Crash in Nepal

Defense Secretary Ash Carter expressed his anguish after the U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter reported missing in Nepal May 12 was found to have crashed in the mountains. Story

Harsh Weather Hampers Helo Recovery Mission

Harsh weather conditions and darkness are hampering efforts in Nepal to recover the Marine Corps UH-1Y helicopter and its crew that went missing May 12, a Pentagon spokesman said. Story

General: Nepal Helo Crash Survivors 'Unlikely'

U.S. military rescue personnel confirmed that the wreckage of a downed aircraft identified by a Nepalese search team is the Marine Corps UH-1Y helicopter that went missing May 12 in Nepal, III Marine Expeditionary Force's commanding general said. Story

Missing Helicopter Found in Nepal, Investigation Ongoing

Joint Task Force 505 personnel today identified the wreckage of a missing Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter that went missing May 12 in Nepal. Story

Task Force Continues Humanitarian Aid, Missing Helo Search in Nepal

Joint Task Force 505 continues efforts to find a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter while also providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief in Nepal. Story

Search Continues for Missing U.S. Helicopter in Nepal

The search is continuing for a U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter reported missing in Nepal with six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese service members aboard. Story

Marine Corps Helicopter Goes Missing in Nepal

A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter with six Marines and two Nepalese service members aboard was declared missing near Charikot, Nepal, Joint Task Force 505 officials reported. Story

DoD Continues Nepal Efforts Following Aftershock

Despite a magnitude-7.3 earthquake aftershock, the Defense Department continues to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster response to the people of Nepal, a Pentagon spokesman said. Story

USAID, Pacom Assist Earthquake Relief

As Nepal deals with the impact of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck April 25, the U.S. Agency for International Development is working with multiple organizations -- including U.S. Pacific Command -- and nations from around the world to bring relief. Story

Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort Named 'Operation Sahayogi Haat'

U.S. Pacific Command named U.S. military earthquake relief efforts in Nepal "Operation Sahayogi Haat," meaning “"Helping Hand" in Nepali. Story

Pacific Command Aids Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Nepal

U.S. Pacific Command is helping Nepal and its people to recover following the April 25 magnitude-7.8 earthquake that claimed more than 7,500 lives and caused at least twice as many injuries, the command's deputy commander said. Story

Task Force to Provide Earthquake Relief

Joint Task Force 505 has been activated to support Nepal's government by conducting humanitarian disaster relief operations following the devastating earthquake that struck the country. Story

U.S. Aircraft Land in Nepal to Assist Earthquake Recovery

Five U.S. Marine Corps rotary-wing aircraft traveled to Nepal to help emergency responders access remote areas of the country following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake, a Pentagon spokesman said. Story

DoD Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team Arrives in Nepal

U.S. Pacific Command is working to determine how Pacom forces and assets can best assist the government of Nepal in the aftermath of an April 25 earthquake that killed thousands of people and has affected millions more. Story

DoD Sends Aircraft to Support Disaster-Assistance Operations in Nepal

The United States has sent an Air Force aircraft to Nepal to deliver personnel and cargo in support of disaster-relief operations, according to Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. Story

In the aftermath of the earthquake, U.S. Pacific Command activated Task Force 505 to work closely with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, and other U.S. agencies to ensure continued and swift responses to requests by the government of Nepal.

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Location Map

Map with marker on Nepal.

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Photo Essays

Photo of U.S. Marine Cpl. Juan Pedra-Castaneda, left, and a Royal Thai Navy seaman carrying a box of blankets.

U.S., Thai Troops Send Supplies to Nepal

Photo of U.S. service members loading aid and relief supplies onto an MV-22 Osprey.

U.S. Troops Complete Mission in Nepal

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