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November 14, 2008: ATLANTIC OCEAN, Off the coast of Guyana (November 12, 2008) - Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Zachary Gillespie and Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Phillip Gonzales from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO EIGHT (HSC-28), Detachment 5, currently embarked aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), hoist a Norwegian man from SVC Tanux II, an ocean-going tug, during a search and rescue medical evacuation. Responding quickly to an emergency medical distress call for assistance, Kearsarge launched the SAR aircraft and the air crew transported the patient safely to Guyana for further medical evaluation. Kearsarge is supporting the Caribbean Phase of the humanitarian/civic assistance mission Continuing Promise 2008, an equal partnership mission between the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil, Nicaragua, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Erik Barker/Released)
Source: US Southern Command (link)
Country: Guyana
Program: Humanitarian and Civic Assistance

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