American troops serving throughout the globe will miss being at home with their families and friends for the holidays. Here are just a small number of videos showing how the troops and their commanders try to ease that loss.
A KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to the squadron was returning to Villamor Air Base from Tacloban after delivering relief supplies in support of Operation Damayan, the U.S. military response to Typhoon Haiyan. Maj. Jason Kauffman, a pilot with the squadron, heard a mayday call come through his radio approximately 18 nautical miles northwest of North Harbor.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the cabinet-level agency responsible for caring for veterans of the United States military. One of the many tasks they are charged with is the provision of medical care, which is done through a network of hospitals, outpatient clinics and veterans centers. The placement of these facilities, especially the hospitals, may serve other interests than those of our veterans.
The United States has responded to the humanitarian disaster in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in its usual robust manner. Ships, aircraft and personnel from all branches of the military are hard at work and making a difference. What does the U.S. military do that is so different? How do they make a difference?
Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013. The super typhoon, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, cut a path of destruction through the center of that island nation. Within days the military might of the United States and other allied nations joined the Armed Forces of the Philippines is a gigantic humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission (HADR).