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Special Edition:

82nd Airborne In Haiti

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.

 

The 82nd Airborne Does It All In Haiti

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.

 

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Airborne’s 2nd of the 319th: Haiti Night Missions Are Scary But Effective

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.  

 

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Airborne Troops Make Food Drop Offs To Haitians

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.

 

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Video: Tour Of The Camps And Food Drop Offs

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.

 

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.

 

Raleigh’s Own Jeff Satterwhite Helps Bring Food To Haiti

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.

 

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Photos: Airborne’s  407th BSB Delivers The Goods

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - Without the fuel, food, and firearms that supply units deliver, any Army would soon come to a screeching halt.

 

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Life In Haiti Is No Vacation For Troops

PORT AU PRINCE - While Haiti certainly has some beautiful sunsets, the Airborne troops stationed there have to deal with smoke from trash fires, plenty of dust, mosquitoes, malaria, and other issues.  

 

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Married Couples Serve Together In 82nd Airborne

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.

 

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One Soldier’s Story: Surviving A Bomb In The Streets Of Iraq

HAITI - The 407th’s Sergeant Sabrowsky, who is now serving in Haiti, survived to tell the tale, but says the bomb that blew up next to his convoy left a two foot deep crater in the ground.

 

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.

 

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The C130: The USAF’s Workhorse Of The Sky

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.

 

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Video: The C-130 In Flight

POPE AIR FORCE BASE - See a nine minute video of the C-130 taking off and landing in NC and in Haiti.  

 

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No Shortage Of Reporters In Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - Reporters from all over the world including Herald Rivera from Fox News and Anderson Cooper from CNN were seen in the country.

 

US Soldiers Return To Haiti Help Out Their Homeland

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.

 

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Photos From A Reporter’s Notebook In Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE - Often when you’re reporting on an event, you’ll take a lot of photos that are certainly interesting but not necessarily worthy of an entire article on their own.

 

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Photos: The People Of Haiti In Pictures

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.

 

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.

 

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Photos: Haiti From A Navy Helicopter

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - While riding on a Navy SeaHawk helicopter from the USS Carl Vinson as it delivered food to various bases, we were able to view Haiti which has some beautiful landscapes.

 

Photos: US Navy Helicopters In Action In Haiti

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.

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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 more.

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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.

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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.

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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 read more.

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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.

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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 more.

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.