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08 October 2016 Military News

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  • Majlis Podcast: What Is Happening In Kunduz, And Why Again? RFE/RL 08 Oct 2016 -- The northern Afghan city of Kunduz is under assault again, a year after it was briefly captured by the Taliban. Tens of thousands of civilians have been forced to flee as the Afghan military and Taliban militants fight it out on the streets.
  • US Commander Visits Embattled Southern Afghan City VOA 08 Oct 2016 -- The commander of U.S.-led international forces in Afghanistan together with the country's defense minister Saturday traveled to a nearly besieged southern Afghan city and assured residents they would not let it fall to the Taliban.
  • Department of Defense's Preparation, Support, and Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Matthew DoD 08 Oct 2016 -- The Department of Defense continues to monitor Hurricane Matthew closely in order to assess impacts on installations and personnel and to be prepared to provide assistance if needed.
  • JTF-Bravo deploys for disaster relief in Haiti AFNS 08 Oct 2016 -- Approximately 200 Soldiers, Airmen and Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed this week with two CH-53E Super Stallions, three CH-47 Chinooks, two UH-60L Black Hawks, and two HH-60L Black Hawks to provide heavy and medium lift to support the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to alleviate human suffering and bolster Haitian disaster response capabilities.
  • USS Iwo Jima, 24th MEU Deploy to Haiti for Hurricane Matthew HA/DR Missions NNS 08 Oct 2016 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) along with more than 500 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will get underway today from Norfolk, headed for Haiti to support Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) missions in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
  • USS Mesa Verde's Medical Team Prepares for Haiti NNS 08 Oct 2016 -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) conducted a mass casualty drill in preparation to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts in Haiti, Oct. 7.
  • Guard Members Support Civil Authorities as Matthew Batters Southeast Coast AFPS 08 Oct 2016 -- Florida National Guard members began aerial and ground search-and-rescue operations yesterday as Hurricane Matthew continued to move northward, pummeling the U.S. southeastern coast with heavy rains and wind.
  • South Carolina National Guard Assists in Lifesaving Mission AFPS 08 Oct 2016 -- Soldiers with the South Carolina National Guard responded to an emergency services request to assist with transportation after a 911 call here today, as flood waters rise throughout the state's lowcountry, restricting access to citizens who remain behind.

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