USAF on the Way to Haiti

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (12 posts)
  1. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    We just got word our son will be deploying this afternoon with the USAF Special Ops unit to Haiti.

    This deployment is in support of US earthquake relief efforts and aid overwhelmed UN peacekeepers.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image86
      PrettyPantherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is awesome!  I bet it will be a rewarding assignment for him.

  2. profile image0
    Will Bensonposted 8 years ago

    Please communicate our thanks. We appreciate his service.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    It is great that our nations reach out to help each other with these disasters. Canada is sending DART, disaster aid relief team, smile Haiti won't be left to heal, alone. Thank you to our military too.

  4. Ms Chievous profile image75
    Ms Chievousposted 8 years ago

    Awesome!  I bet you are proud!

  5. avangend profile image57
    avangendposted 8 years ago

    That is something to be extremely proud of - best wishes to the both of you.

  6. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Thanks all for responding, sorry I didn’t post sooner, I had to go out yesterday afternoon.

    We are indeed proud of him, and his brother who is serving in the Army. While there are dangers involved this deployment, this is nothing like the 7 deployments our boys made to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    We have not heard from him yet, and really do not expect too, but we did see some news video of his unit’s arrival in Port Au Prince. Apparently his Squadron attachment will be supporting the peace-keeping mission until the Marines arrive and he said his particular unit will be mounting Search and Rescue efforts.

  7. Daniel Carter profile image75
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    God speed, to you and yours, readytoescape. Please keep us informed.

  8. The Rope profile image56
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    Search and Rescue efforts have to be the most heartbreaking of all assignments.  Extreme highs when you rescue and extreme lows when all you can do is mark the site.  My prayers are with your son and his squadron.

  9. motricio profile image69
    motricioposted 8 years ago

    Great to see that USA has a real commitment with this situation.

  10. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Daniel & Rope,

    Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. My wife and I were discussing that very issue last night, and really is our main concern for our son. He acts like the tough guy, and he is, but he also has a noble heart and we fear this deployment may have more consequence on him than all the combat zones. He has always been the “hero” type and not being able to save each and every person…….we’re not sure how he will adjust to perceived “failure”.

    Just a parent’s view, more worry, than reality.

  11. emievil profile image76
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    I second Daniel and The Rope in wishing your son well readytoescape. We have a small contingent there (like less than 200) and right now, there are still 3 of them trapped inside buildings. We went through the same thing 20 years ago and I can just imagine how the people there are feeling.

    I'm pretty sure your son will do great in his job.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)