Marines and Sailors from Task Force 61/2, commanded by Brig. Gen. Andrew Priddy, operating under U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Sixth Fleet, and U.S. European Command supported the U.S. Department of Defense’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in Türkiye for over ten weeks, standing up a 24-hour crisis center, delivering hundreds of tons of aid, and standing up a field hospital.
In coordination with the Government of Türkiye and U.S. Agency for International Development the DoD concluded their earthquake relief support on May 3, 2023. Since Feb 6. the U.S. military, facilitated relief requests from our Turkish Ally by coordinating with USAID following the catastrophic earthquakes that tragically struck Türkiye and Syria.
Hours after the earthquake, U.S. Marines and Sailors from U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Sixth Fleet, Task Force 61/2 established a forward crisis response operations center, led by Brig. Gen. Andrew Priddy, at Incirlik Air Base,…
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