Easy access to all the Government news updates

Subscribe and receive personalized news articles straight in your inbox

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive emails, promotions and general messages from ExecutiveGov. In addition, you also agree to ExecutiveGov's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.


Pacific Command Sends Guided Missile Destroyer to Support New Zealand Earthquake Recovery Efforts

1 min read

missile guided destroyerThe U.S. Pacific Command has deployed a guided missile destroyer to New Zealand to support recovery efforts after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit the country, DoD News reported Tuesday.

Jim Garamone writes U.S. Navy Adm. Harry Harris, Pacom commander, told the Defense One Summit that USS Sampson carries two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters.

USS Sampson will also represent the Navy at the New Zealand International Naval Review in Auckland which marks the 75th founding anniversary of New Zealand’s navy, Garamone reported.

The Navy has also sent P-3C Orion maritime reconnaissance aircraft to New Zealand, the report stated.

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about DoD

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.