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Homestead provides support to Bahamas

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In support of Foreign Disaster Relief efforts in The Bahamas, Airmen from the U.S. Air Force’s Crisis Response Group board a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from the Navy’s USS Bataan at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Sept. 4, 2019. U.S. Northern Command, its component and subordinate commands, and the military services are actively supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by providing humanitarian assistance to the population of The Bahamas as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano)

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In support of Foreign Disaster Relief efforts in The Bahamas, an Airman from the U.S. Air Force’s Crisis Response Group prepare to board a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from the Navy’s USS Bataan at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Sept. 4, 2019. U.S. Northern Command, its component and subordinate commands, and the military services are actively supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by providing humanitarian assistance to the population of The Bahamas as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano)

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In support of Foreign Disaster Relief efforts in The Bahamas, a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from the Navy’s USS Bataan land at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., to transport a U.S. Air Force Airfield Assessment Team, Sept. 4, 2019. U.S. Northern Command, its component and subordinate commands, and the military services are actively supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by providing humanitarian assistance to the population of The Bahamas as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Dorian. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano)

HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. --

Reserve Citizen Airmen, civilians and contractors from Homestead Air Reserve Base are supporting U.S. Northern Command, federal agencies and other non-governmental organizations to provide assistance to the relief efforts in The Bahamas.

The base quickly shifted from preparing for dangerous Hurricane Dorian, to a logistical hub to facilitate the movement of humanitarian commodities and personnel throughout the Bahamas.

Under Foreign Disaster Relief Authority, USNORTHCOM is conducting assessments of critical transportation nodes to facilitate humanitarian assistance and maximize the flow of disaster relief into the area.