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Stuffing the Bird | by Benjamin Chertoff
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Stuffing the Bird

A US Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk is filled with boxes of Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) at the helicopter LZ at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (or, as Naval Aviators prefer to call it, "the beach"). Water bottles, many of which are filled by the nuclear-powered Carl Vinson, with de-salination facilities to produce as much freshwater as can be carried off the flight deck, line the foreground. The rations will soon be flown to the remote areas of southern, rural Haiti, desperate for food and water after supply lines from Port-au-Prince were disrupted by the earthquake. Read the full story here:


Copyright 2010, Benjamin Chertoff

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Taken on January 26, 2010