Oct 4, 2017
MELVILLE HALL, DOMINICA - U.S Marine Maj. Robert Gill, the officer in charge of Joint Task Force - Leeward Island’s security element, helps U.S. sailors with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 unload luggage from a U.S. Navy SH-60 Seahawk helicopter at Douglas-Charles Airport in Melville Hall, Dominica, Sept. 25, 2017. Gill and his Marines provide security and stability at landing zones and at the U.S. Department of State’s evacuation control center at the airport. At the request of partner nations and both the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, JTF-LI has deployed aircraft and service members to areas in the eastern Caribbean Sea affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The task force is a U.S. military unit composed of Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen, and represents U.S. Southern Command’s primary response to both disasters.


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