Tag Archives: Joint Task Force Haiti

Haiti, One Year Later

[youtube Uo1EH9dq7sI] By Matt Mientka Many people died a year ago today when a powerful earthquake struck Haiti near Port-au-Prince, knocking down buildings and trapping thousands beneath the rubble. Perhaps as many as 200,000 perished last January after the 7.0 magnitude  quake, which was followed during the next 12 days by 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater. In the capital …

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“Construimus, Batuimus” – Navy Seabees in Action

By Maj. Gen. Simeon Trombitas Trombitas is serving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as the commander of Joint Task Force-Haiti. He is also the commander of United States Army South in San Antonio, Texas. Since World War II, the U.S. military has called upon the Naval Construction Battalions, also known as Seabees, to complete necessary and critical construction projects in every military …

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DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, commanding general, Joint Task Force-Haiti, participated in a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. ET. The general discussed the operations and contributions of JTF-Haiti over the past four months but will focus primarily on the way ahead, as elements of Louisiana National Guard will begin arriving in Haiti within the next 30 days to …

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Happy Mother’s Day from Haiti

By Maj. Gen. Simeon Trombitas Trombitas is serving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as the commander of Joint Task Force-Haiti.  He is also the commander of United States Army South in San Antonio, Texas. As we all celebrate Mother’s Day at home and abroad, I would like to especially thank three groups of fine women who support our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines …

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“Can Do! Anytime, Anywhere!”

By Maj. Gen. Simeon Trombitas Trombitas is serving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as the commander of Joint Task Force-Haiti.  He is also the commander of United States Army South in San Antonio, Texas. As Joint Task Force-Haiti continues to transition to traditional theater security cooperation activities continuing the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Military’s commitment to Haiti, another group of dedicated …

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