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Military Relief for Haiti: What Military Units Are Committed to Haiti

Military relief flights to Haiti are being coordinated at the 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center Scott Air Force Base in Illinois — near St. Louis, Missouri. The heavily damaged airport in Port-au-Prince that can’t accept the military’s largest transport planes. However, military commanders plan to fly in relief crews and ferry some of the most critically injured to the U.S. for treatment.

Military Units Heading for Haiti (or already there)* …
About 10,000 total troops are reported to be in Haiti or headed for Haiti.


Thousands of members of the 18th Airborne Corp and the 82nd Airborne deploy to Haiti, while another 2,500 will remain at Fort Bragg on standby. A full brigade from the 82nd Airborne (about 3500 soldiers) expected to be in Haiti by Sunday

The Coast Guard has deployed four ships with air support for evacuation efforts.

Naval destroyer USS Higgins arrived Thursday.

22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune, N.C., expected to arrive this weekend or on Monday aboard the Amphibious readiness group with three ships — the USS Bataan, the USS Fort McHenry and USS Carter Hall.

USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier expected to arrive by Friday, with 19 helicopters on board, three operating rooms, several dozen hospital beds and fresh water production facility.

The 79th Rescue Squadron, based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, participated in a Haitian relief mission during the evening of Jan. 13 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Airmen delivered more than 13,000 pounds of cargo via one C-130E aircraft to include vehicles and equipment. They also dropped off airfield operations personnel to help set up the airfield in Port-au-Prince and control the relief traffic in and out of the airfield.

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), expected to arrive about January 22, 2010 with 12 operating rooms and 250 hospital beds.

Canada …
A specialized Canadian military team arrived in Haiti Thursday aboard a C-17 aircraft containing a portable hospital with a 20-member Disaster Assistance Response Team. The units took off from Canadian Forces Base Trenton (Ontario) in the morning, with the second C-17 unit taking off in the afternoon Thursday.

Israel
IDF Home Front Command 250 with medical staff and search-and-rescue experts. The first and only medical facility on the quake-stricken island as of January 15, 2010, with a functioning operating theater, which carried out three procedures on its first day — located at Antoine Izmery soccer field and transported by El al heavy jumbo jets.

In Halifax, Nova Scotia, two Canadian warships with 500 sailors and tons of relief supplies also got under way for Haiti.

Wikipedia: C-17 Globemaster III | 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit | USS Bataan (LHD-5) | USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) | USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) | XVIII Airborne Corps (United States) | 82nd Airborne Division (United States) | Fort Bragg (North Carolina) | Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune | USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) | USS Higgins (DDG-76) | 79th Rescue Squadron (79 RQS) | Lockheed HC-130 |USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) | Israel Defense Forces

SOURCES:
Southern California Public Radio Air Force Coordinates Military Relief For Haiti

UPI.com Canadian military relief arrives in Haiti

ABC11 NC Marines, soldiers, aiding Haiti – with ABC11

DEBKAfile Another Israeli planeload of supplies for Haiti field hospital

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tuscon, Az Davis-Monthan’s Rescue Squadron Supports Haiti

* The itemized list does not include all military units — only listed as reports arrive.