Super Typhoon Yutu Relief Efforts
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Smith, the senior enlisted leader for Theater Support Group, 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve, and Joint Task Group-Saipan, expresses his gratitude to 9th MSC Soldiers at the Francisco C. Ada International Airport in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 29, 2018, during a redeployment ceremony. After Super Typhoon Yutu hit the islands of Saipan and Tinian Oct. 24, several federal agencies immediately began a coordinated disaster response effort, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Defense and local government, to help the people of these islands recover. DOD forces used in the initial typhoon response have begun redeploying at the direction of FEMA, based on the needs of the local government.