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Storage trailers were tossed around by the wind during Hurricane Omar

A view of damage to the Armed Forces Recruiting Center, caused by Hurricane Andrew

A view of destroyed buildings in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

Members of a naval mobile construction battalion (Seabees) position construction material onto a forklift during disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

A view of destruction to the Naval Security Group Activity building in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

President George Bush, Barbara Bush, and Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney visit with Marines taking part in the disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

Military personnel carry a crate of supplies during disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

A Case 450 dozer is used by Marines to clear debris during disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

A view of the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

Police arrive to provide security during disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

Area residents sort through mounds of clothing delivered by volunteers as part of disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

Members of the media gather around President George Bush as he meets with military personnel and civilians during his tour of the region. Bush is in Florida to assess damage and observe disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

A cameraman videotapes disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

President George Bush, Barbara Bush and Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney speak with a gathering of military personnel and civilians at a campsite set up to provide shelter for area residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

Military personnel clean up debris as they take part in disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

A damaged M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), one of numerous vehicles destroyed by Hurricane Andrew, stands in front of the Naval Security Group Activity building

Palm fronds litter the ground around a RGM-6/15 Regulus surface-to-surface missile display damaged by Hurricane Iniki

A member of a naval mobile construction battalion (Seabee) directs the driver of a forklift being used to position a Seabee equipment container during disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

Military personnel position construction materials onto a forklift during disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

President George Bush and Barbara Bush speak with Marines taking part in the disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

An Army officer speaks with President George Bush as the chief executive tours the area to assess damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

President George Bush and Barbara Bush visit with Marines taking part in the disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew

A view of damage to the Kekaha Sugar Company facility, Kauai, caused by Hurricane Iniki

A view of damage to Princeville Resort, Kaui, caused by Hurricane Iniki

Troops of the 25th Infantry Division assemble on the pier as they prepare to board the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) for transportation to the island of Kauai. Equipment and troops are being transported to the region to take part in Operation Garden Isle disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

Broken branches litter the ground near the administration building at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

Troops of the 25th Infantry Division assemble on the pier as they prepare to board the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) for transport to the island of Kauai as part of Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort being conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

A view of damage to ocean front homes near the Poipu area, Kauai, caused by Hurricane Iniki

Children walk past branches strewn on the ground of the housing area at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

Troops of the 25th Infantry Division assemble on the pier as they prepare to board the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) for transport to Kauai as part of Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort being conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

An M4K forklift is driven aboard the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) as equipment of the 25th Infantry Division is readied for transport to the island of Kauai during Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort being conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

A beach cottage at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, displays damage caused by Hurricane Iniki

An M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), with shelter attached and pulling a generator, is driven aboard the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3). The vessel is transporting equipment of the 25th Infantry Division to the island of Kauai as part of Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort being conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division assemble on the pier as they prepare to board the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) for transport to the island of Kauai as part of Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort being conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

A damaged tree litters a lawn in the family housing area at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

A view of the control tower and operations building at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, shortly after the region was hit by Hurricane Iniki. Damage is not evident in this view

Palm branches and coconuts litter the ground in the housing area at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

Military and civilian officials discuss damage to the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Kauai, in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki. Pictured, from left, are: CAPT. Robert Mullens, commanding officer, PMRF; John Mihara, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division; Rear Adm. (lower half) William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, and an unidentified official from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

An M4K forklift, one of many pieces of equipment from the 25th Infantry Division being prepared for transport, stands on the pier as troops board the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3). Troops and equipment are being transported to the island of Kauai as part of Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort being conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

Navy volunteers repair a building in Waimea, Kauai, damaged when Hurricane Iniki struck the region. The volunteers are taking part in Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort organized to assist the residents of the area in the aftermath of the hurricane

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, discusses landing craft operations with CAPT Robert Annis, executive officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), and two members of Beachmaster Unit 1. Supplies are being transported ashore on the island of Kauai as part of Main Task Force Garden Isle, the joint military disaster relief effort being conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, speaks with CAPT Robert Annis, executive officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), as the two watch supplies being unloaded from the BELLEAU WOOD. The supply delivery is part of Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort organized to assist the residents of Kauai and surrounding areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, welcomes BGEN Robert Akers, commander, Joint Task Force Garden Isle, upon Akers' arrival on the island of Kauai. The task force has been organized to deliver supplies to the residents of the area in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, speaks with a soldier as CAPT Robert Annis, executive officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), stands by during the unloading of supplies from the BELLEAU WOOD. Members of the Joint Task Force Garden Isle are taking part in the supply delivery to assist residents of Kauai and surrounding areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

A damaged sign in the foreground is a minor example of destruction caused by Hurricane Iniki when it struck the island of Kauai. The amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) is anchored in the harbor, background, as landing craft and helicopters deliver supplies from the vessel to residents of Kauai as part of Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, converses with a soldier who is assisting in transporting supplies by landing craft from the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) to the island of Iauai. The delivery is part of Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort which was organized to provide assistance to the residents of the region in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

A starboard beam view of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3) off the coast of the island of Kauai. The vessel is dispensing supplies to the island by landing craft and helicopter as part of Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort organized to provide assistance to residents of the region in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, speaks with CAPT Robert Annis, executive officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), as MASTER CHIEF Fire Controlman Bernard Quibilan, a native of the island of Kauai, stands by. The men are coordinating the unloading of supplies from the BELLEAU WOOD during Joint Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort organized to assist residents of Kauai and surrounding areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

RADM William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, and CAPT Douglas Bradt, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3), watch from the ship's bridge as supplies are unloaded from the vessel by members of Joint Task Force Garden Isle. The task force was organized to provide disaster relief for residents of the area in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

Army SGT Bennie Hayden, Combat Pictorial Detachment, Fort Meade, Maryland, interviews SSG Edgar Dixon, from the 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, about the damages incurred by the small town near the base as a result of Hurricane Andrew

Soldiers from the 46th Engineer Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama, use a front end loader and a dump truck to remove debris, in front of an insurance company, created by Hurricane Andrew near the base

A soldier from the 46th Engineers, Fort Rucker, Alabama, uses a front end loader to remove debris left behind near Culter Ridge by Hurricane Andrew

Military uniforms hang on clotheslines at the Harris Life Support Center. The uniforms belong to soldiers of the 6th Engineers, Fort Rucker, Alabama who assisted in the cleanup operation after Hurricane Andrew swept through southern Florida

CPT Floyd Gilbert from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., speaks with local residents at the relief center to find ways to help overcome the health problems resulting from Hurricane Andrew's devastation

SPC Phillip Hyyit from the 437th Military Police Company, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, helps a local civilian stack plywood that will be transported to the victims of Hurricane Andrew

SGT Luis Teissonier, Bravo Company, 2/325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, helps the local residents transport supplies to her car during the relief efforts after Hurricane Andrew devastated the area

PVT Robert W. Hopkins from HHC 1/87th Infantry Regiment checks identification cards of local residents whose possessions were lost as a result of Hurricane Andrew

SGT Phillip Shaffer directs traffic while vehicles transport debris from a small town near Homestead Air Force Base after Hurricane Andrew wreaked havoc

SPC Mike Armstead from the 437th Military Police Company, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, helps direct traffic after Hurricane Andrew knocked out power to the area

SPC Jarrod H. Choate from HHC 1/87th Infantry Regiment gives out supplies to local civilians whose possessions were torn away from them by Hurricane Andrew

M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of the 25th Infantry Division stand on the pier in preparation for loading aboard the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA-3). The veesel is transporting equipment and troops to the island of Kauai as part of Task Force Garden Isle, a joint military disaster relief effort being conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki

Aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS INDIANAPOLIS (SSN-697) entering port to provide assistance after Hurricane Iwa passed through the area

The patrol craft HURRICANE (PC-3) is moored to a pier while undergoing construction at the Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyards

As the officer of the watch stands by on the bridge wing of the Cyclone class patrol craft USS HURRICANE (PC-3) the signalman hoist the commissioning pennant up the yard arm and completes the commissiong of the vessel. The ceremony took place at the Naval Air Station North Island pier

The officer of the watch sets the first watch aboard the newly commissioned Cyclone class patrol craft USS HURRICANE (PC-3) at the Naval Air Station North Island pier. The ships first commanding officer is LT. John P. Geline, USN

A starboard bow view of the Cyclone class patrol craft USS HURRICANE (PC-3) tied up at Naval Air Station North Island for the formal commissioning ceremony of the ship as crew members "Man the Rails". The HURRICANE has been assigned to Command Special Boat Squadron One based at the Coronado Amphibious Base

The USS HURRICANE (PC-3) underway off the coast of Haiti operating with other U.S. ships in support of Operation Restore Democracy

The USS HURRICANE (PC-3) underway off the coast of Haiti operating with other U.S. ships in support of Operation Restore Democracy

Retired Lieutenant Colonel O'Hair inserts a weather measurement device as Technical Sergeant Brian Higgins, a drop sonde operator, provides instruction. O'Hair was a member of the first aircrew to penetrate a hurricane four decades ago. AIRMAN Magazine-December 1984

STS069-731-034 - STS-069 - Hurricane Luis as seen during STS-69

STS069-714-050 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission

STS069-714-054 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission

STS069-731-031 - STS-069 - Hurricane Luis as seen during STS-69

STS069-714-056 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission

STS069-714-049 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission

STS069-731-030 - STS-069 - Hurricane Luis as seen during STS-69

STS069-715-082 - STS-069 - Hurricane Marilyn as seen from STS-69

STS069-731-035 - STS-069 - Hurricane Luis as seen during STS-69

STS069-709-013 - STS-069 - View of payload bay of Endeavour with Hurricane Luis in background

STS069-714-047 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission

Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway - SR 135 - Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

Route 1 - Big Sur Coast Highway - Hurricane Point

STS069-715-077 - STS-069 - Hurricane Marilyn as seen from STS-69

STS069-715-078 - STS-069 - Hurricane Marilyn as seen from STS-69

STS069-715-081 - STS-069 - Hurricane Marilyn as seen from STS-69

STS069-714-055 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission

Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway - SR 128 - A Scattering of Trees on the Way to Hurricane Ridge

STS069-715-079 - STS-069 - Hurricane Marilyn as seen from STS-69

STS069-715-084 - STS-069 - Hurricane Marilyn as seen from STS-69

STS069-731-036 - STS-069 - Hurricane Luis as seen during STS-69

STS069-731-032 - STS-069 - Hurricane Luis as seen during STS-69

STS069-731-029 - STS-069 - Hurricane Luis as seen during STS-69

STS069-714-048 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission

STS069-731-037 - STS-069 - Hurricane Luis as seen during STS-69

STS069-714-053 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission

STS069-709-012 - STS-069 - View of payload bay of Endeavour with Hurricane Luis in background

STS069-714-052 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission

STS069-709-015 - STS-069 - View of payload bay of Endeavour with Hurricane Luis in background

Major Chuck Colman, right, WC-130 Hercules aircraft commander, offers retired Lieutenant Colonel O'Hair a co-pilot's view of hurricane hunting in the 1980s. O'Hair was a member of the first aircrew to penetrate a hurricane four decades ago. AIRMAN Magazine-December 1984

STS069-714-051 - STS-069 - Views of Hurricane Marilyn from STS-69 mission