Video: Admiral Allen on Haiti earthquake and relief

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Arlington, Va. - Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, discussed the United States government humanitarian response to the earthquake in Haiti during his keynote speech at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. (Coast Guard illustration from photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria A. Bonk-Meyers)
Arlington, Va. – Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, discussed the United States government humanitarian response to the earthquake in Haiti during his keynote speech at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. (Coast Guard illustration from photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria A. Bonk-Meyers)

This morning, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, remarked on the earthquake that struck Haiti last night as well as the Coast Guard and United States government humanitarian response to the disaster.

The Commandant’s remarks came during a speech to the Surface Naval Association in which Admiral Allen applauded the “whole government” approach the Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of State and many other federal agencies are taking in responding to this natural disaster.

Coast Guard Compass will continue to follow this developing story over the coming days. You can also follow the U.S. government response by searching the hashtag #usghaiti on Twitter.

Click here to watch video of Admiral Allen’s remarks.

8 comments on “Video: Admiral Allen on Haiti earthquake and relief”

  1. Great remarks. What a tragic event… Thanks for everything you’re doing to provide as much relief as possible over there. All I watched today was update-after-update of all the things occurring and seeing just how disastrous that earthquake was. Be safe over there!

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  2. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness….’

    Hold on to Hope Haiti, the United States Forces, and those of the International community are on their way. It is a world of All, not a world without.

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