FT. BRAGG, NC - The Telegram traveled down to Haiti and we posted 20 stories by our
embedded editor about the humanitarian efforts performed by the Army’s 82nd Airborne
from Fort Bragg as they help heal the wounds inflicted by the earthquake. Photos,
videos, and more. A TELEGRAM EXCLUSIVE.
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - Amid the crumbled concrete and dusty ruins of the capital
city of Port au Prince after the massive earthquake, Haiti is returning to some signs
of normalcy as brightly colored taxis crowd the streets and vendors sell food cooked
on the sidewalk.
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - It’s dark -- very dark -- as there are no street lights and
the power is out. We see candles every now and then on the side of the streets in
the tent camps, some of them placed in the Red Cross plastic buckets, giving the
light a faint glow.
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - In one of the more direct roles being performed by the US
military to help out this city devastated by the earthquake, learn how the 82nd Airborne
drops off food and water to different tent camps in the city of Port au Prince.
HAITI - Captain Jason Alexander leads his men of the Golf Battery in the 2nd Battalion
of the 319th Field Artillery Regiment as they drop off food and water to different
tent camps in the city of Port au Prince.
CHARLESTON - When he’s not building houses in North Carolina, Major Jeff Satterwhite
flies in the USAF Reserves with the 701st Airlift Squadron as part of the 315th Airlift
Wing which has been making trips to Haiti.
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - A lot people still have the conception that the United States
military is still “this man’s Army” but female soldiers are just as much a part of
today’s armed forces as their male counterparts.
POPE AIR FORCE BASE - The C-130 is considered a “workhorse of the sky” as it is a
versatile airlift plane that has been around for decades and can almost land anywhere
you can find a flat patch of land.
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - At least two soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division helping
out in Haiti are familiar with the island. Private First Class Lens Faustin and
Specialist Claudy Bellanger are natives of Haiti.
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - The people of Haiti are very friendly and despite the death
and destruction caused by the earthquake, soldiers in the 82nd Airborne say that
the people here have been remarkably patient.
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - Helicopters including SeaHawks and the larger Sikorsky CH-53E
Super Stallions, or “Hurricane Makers” as they are called because of their tremendous
prop wash, flew missions almost non-stop from dusk until dawn.
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The 82nd Airborne Does It All In Haiti
Members of the 82nd Airborne are performing all sorts of duties to help the Haitian
people including food and water deliveries, coordinating medical support, local patrols,
working with aid agencies to get aid to tent camps, and more. Click to read more.
Airborne Troops Make Food Drop Offs To Haitians
Before soldiers go in to drop off food, they show up the day or night before to scout
the area and figure out the best ways to enter and exit the camp. Click to read
Life In Haiti Is No Vacation For Troops
While Haiti certainly has some beautiful sunsets, the Airborne troops stationed there
have to deal with smoke, dust, mosquitoes, malaria, and more. Click to read more.
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Photos: Haiti’s Massive Earthquake Damage In Capital
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - Upon arriving in Haiti, you didn’t have to look far to see
damage from the massive earthquake that took place in January. Most of the multi-story
buildings that we saw in the city were badly damaged. Click to read more.
2nd of the 319th: Haiti Night Missions Scary But Effective
It’s dark -- very dark -- as there are no street lights and the power is out. We
see candles every now and then on the side of the streets in the tent camps, some
of them placed in the Red Cross plastic buckets, giving the light a faint glow. Click
to read more.
Raleigh’s Own Jeff Satterwhite Helps Bring Food To Haiti
Major Satterwhite from Raleigh served in the United States Air Force for several
years as an active duty crewmember before later joining the reserves, where he now
flies with the 701st Airlift Squadron, part of the 315th Airlift Wing. Click to
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Photos: US Navy Helicopters In Action In Haiti
HAITI - Helicopters including SeaHawks and the larger Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallions,
or “Hurricane Makers” as they are called because of their tremendous prop wash, flew
missions almost non-stop from dusk until dawn. Click to read more.
Raleigh’s Own Sgt. Harley Serves With Army In Haiti
RALEIGH - Sergeant Darryl Harley, a graduate of Broughton High School in Raleigh,
says to tell his family in Raleigh to send him something from McDonald’s. The Raleigh
native is serving with the 407th BSB at the Port au Prince airport. Click to read
Photos: US Airborne Soldiers In Haiti
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - During our week long trip to Haiti to view relief efforts,
we were privileged enough to get to know many soldiers on a first name basis. Meet
some of the men and women of the 82nd Airborne in these photos. Click to read more.
US Soldiers Return To Haiti Help Out Their Homeland
rivate First Class Lens Faustin and Specialist Claudy Bellanger (above) are natives
of Haiti who later joined the US Army and have now returned to their homeland as
part of the 82nd Airborne’s humanitarian mission in Haiti. Click to read more.