Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan Relief Updates & Photos

At the request of the government of the Philippines, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed U.S. Pacific Command to support U.S. government humanitarian relief operations in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

The initial focus includes surface maritime search and rescue (SAR), medium-heavy helicopter lift support, airborne maritime SAR, fixed-wing lift support and logistics enablers.

DOD Ready to Assist as Philippines Face Monster Storm

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 – As the islands of the Philippines experience what some are calling perhaps the strongest tropical storm in history, U.S. Pacific command and the Defense Department stand ready to offer assistance, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.

“We are currently monitoring Typhoon Haiyan and its impact,” Little said.

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