Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.
A former Navy and Russian Iron Chef "cooks" up morale aboard the U.S. Navy's forward—deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during Operation Damayan.
In the small village of Guiuan, located in Eastern Samar province, villagers lined up outside the gate of a runway awaiting food, water and medical supplies to be delivered by helicopters from the George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) in support of Operation Damayan.
USNS Bowditch (T—AGS 62) was first on scene off the coast of Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines, ensuring safe sea lanes in order for the George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) to assist the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade in support of Operation Damayan.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (Calif.) to assess the facility's requirements and capabilities for the safe and secure delivery of munitions to and from the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation, Nov. 15, 2013.
USS Freedom (LCS 1) departed Singapore's Changi Naval Base on Nov. 16 for the final time as part of her maiden overseas deployment to Southeast Asia.
Here is the Nov 16th (1000 India time) Seventh Fleet update for Operation Damayan.
Sailors from the "Wallbangers" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 embarked the U.S. Navy's forward—deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Nov. 11 just in time to aid the George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) in Operation Damayan.
The George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) continues its preparation to aid the Republic of Philippines in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, Nov. 14.
Countries around the world are responding to the Typhoon Haiyan—caused devastation in the Philippines, and aid is rushing to the island nation with the U.S. Navy leading the way.
Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda tore through the Republic of the Philippines last week and left an estimated 4.2 million people without basic necessities.
The USS George Washington is delivering water, medical supplies and hygienic supplies to Guiuan/Samar, Ormoc, Borongan and Leyte Gulf. 20 US Navy helicopters have been in continuous operation since yesterday.
The Army's Rapid Equipping Force is fielding mission-critical equipment to deployed Soldiers, including "hybrid" solar-battery-generator systems that save fuel; 57 are now in Afghanistan, 20 in Tran-Sahara Africa, 12 in Honduras and several in the Philippines.
Service members' families serve the nation and are the force behind the total force, a senior Defense Department official said, Nov. 13, 2013.
The Navy plans to add weapons and precision strike mission sets to its aircraft carrier-based drone platform -- the Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike -- following support from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.