Tag: disaster relief

Aug. 29, 2015

Find the Good and Do it: Navy's Response to Hurricane Katrina

RDML Harris was the Amphibious Squadron 4/Iwo Jima Strike Group during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief - Hurricanes Katrina/Rita in 2005. On the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation to the gulf coast, we asked him to share his reactions and what he remembered during the response of his strike group.As I look back on

Jan. 3, 2015

Great White Fleet Assists Following Messina Earthquake

A street in Messina, Sicily, showing damage caused by the earthquake that hit Dec. 28, 1908. Photographed in January 1909. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph from the Collection of Lt. Cmdr. Richard Wainwright (who was assigned to USS Connecticut during the relief mission to Messina).When President Theodore Roosevelt's Great White