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Rear Adm. Roy Kitchener Takes Command of Haiti Relief Operations Task Force

mh-60s-knighthawkRear Adm. Roy Kitchener, Expeditionary Strike Group 2 commander, has taken command of a task force that supports the U.S. Agency for International Development‘s relief operations in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

The U.S. Navy said Monday Joint Task Force-Matthew is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Seabees from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Tactical Air Control Squadron 21, Naval Beach Group 2 components, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 and the Fleet Surgical Team.

The ESG-2-led JTF-Matthew will aid the delivery and distribution of relief supplies as well as transport humanitarian assistance personnel in Haiti, the Navy added.

USAID works with JTF-Matthew to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to Haitians at the request of that country’s government.

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