A UH-1Y Super-Huey takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to transfer hospital patients from St. Thomas to St. Croix. Kearsarge and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort.

Video by U.S. Navy Video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dana Legg – Defense Video Imagery

Featured image of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rebekah Adler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons