07 Sep '17, 10pm

Hurricane Irma: Three ships, nearly 700 Marines dispatched to Virgin Islands

The amphibious assault ship Wasp has arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands and two other Navy ships are enroute to the region, which was devastated when Hurricane Irma made landfall Wednesday as a Category 5 storm, officials said. The Wasp is the first Navy ship to arrive in the Virgin Islands, and its six helicopters have begun flying critical care patients from the island of St. Thomas to St. Croix, transporting supplies and conducting other missions, U.S. Northern Command announced on Thursday. The ship left Sasebo, Japan, on Aug. 30 to serve as the forward-deployed flagship for 7th Fleet’s amphibious force when it was dispatched to the region, according to Fleet Forces Command. Meanwhile, the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge, with about 690 members of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard, and the dock landing ship Oak Hill have also been tasked with supporting relie...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2017/09/0...

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