Operation Unified Assistance

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
Operation Unified Assistance was the American military's humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.wikipedia
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Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake

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Operation Unified Assistance was the American military's humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

Carrier Strike Group 9

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Carrier Strike Group 9 was dispatched to the coast of Sumatra to provide support to the Indonesian province of Aceh.
The strike group received the Humanitarian Service Medal in recognition of its disaster relief efforts in Indonesia during Operation Unified Assistance in 2004–05.

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

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Operation Unified Assistance was the American military's humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

U-Tapao International Airport

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On 28 December 2004, elements of the Combined Support Force were deployed to U-Tapao International Airport in Thailand.

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

Airlift

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

Lockheed P-3 Orion

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

Maritime patrol

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

Search and rescue

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

United States Department of State

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

United States Department of Defense

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield

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The United States dispatched numerous C-5 and C-17 strategic airlifters and 10 C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters containing disaster supplies, 9 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue support, and several teams from the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate additional assistance from Utapao Naval Air Base in Thailand.

Aceh

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Carrier Strike Group 9 was dispatched to the coast of Sumatra to provide support to the Indonesian province of Aceh.

Expeditionary strike group

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An Expeditionary Strike Group led by the amphibious assault ship, scheduled for a port call in Guam, was dispatched to render assistance.

Guam

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An Expeditionary Strike Group led by the amphibious assault ship, scheduled for a port call in Guam, was dispatched to render assistance.

Gallon

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Each ship could produce around 90,000 US gallons of fresh water per day.

United States Navy

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The US Navy also deployed the, a 1,000-bed hospital ship (initially staffed to support 250 patient beds).

Hospital ship

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The US Navy also deployed the, a 1,000-bed hospital ship (initially staffed to support 250 patient beds).

United States Coast Guard

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In January 2005, 24 Navy ships and one Coast Guard vessel were in the area.