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American Red Cross - Groups - American Red Cross Commissioners in Italy. Standing at the left is John James Byrne, member of the American Red Cross Mission to Italy, Major Byrne is a lawyer of national reputation and Vice President of the State Bar Association of N.Y. retired from his profession to take up Red Cross work in Italy. Lt. Col. Robert J. Perkins (right) was regent of the University of the state of New York, as well as President of one of the largest industrial organizations in the U.s, Director of one of New York's greatest banks and President of the Neurological Institute. At the outbreak of the war he presented his yacht to the Government and became Red Cross Commissioner to Italy. Col. Apolloni, (center) is head of the Comitate Civili of Rome. This photo was taken on the terrace of the Villa Aurelia, their Italian home

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - First photos taken by Government permission at the Army Aviation School at Mineola, L.I., N.Y., after the outbreak of the war. Photo shows Army officers observing students on test flights. Int. Film Ser

American Red Cross - I thru M - Elizabeth McWilliams of Summerville, N.J. who sailed from New York in October as a Red Cross nurse's aid and died of pneumonia just as the ship reached the British port. She is buried not far from Red Cross Headuarters in London. There was an outbreak of influenza on the ship in which Miss McWilliams sailed. She worked hard all the first day scrubbing out the influenza-infected baggage room to provide a temporary hospital. That night she worked as an emergency cook for three hours and then until midnight wrote letters for the influenza patients. Next morning she herelf was stricken. Her last words were "I am happy because I've tried to be a real American."

Colleges and Universities - University of Michigan - War activity at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Naval Unit recruited at outbreak of war

Survivors of the first REUBEN JAMES (DD 245), which was lost in action at the outbreak of US involvement in World War II, pose for a group photograph during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57)

Survivors of the first REUBEN JAMES (DD 245), which was lost in action at the outbreak of US involvement in World War II, attend the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57)

Survivors of the first REUBEN JAMES (DD 245), which was lost in action at the outbreak of the US involvement in World War II, pose for a group photograph during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57)

Survivors of the first REUBEN JAMES (DD 245), which was lost in action at the outbreak of US involvement in World War II, pose for a group photograph during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57)

Flames engulf a building following the outbreak of hostilities between the Panamanian Defense Force and U.S. forces during Operation Just Cause

A policeman checks a visitor's identification in an effort to strengthen base security following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A V-100 Commando armored vehicle patrols the roadway in an effort to strengthen base security following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A base guard and a policeman prepare to check a visitor's identification as a V-100 Commando armored vehicle patrols in the background. Security measures on the base have been taken in an effort to strengthen base security following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A policeman stands ready to check a visitor's identification as a V-100 Commando armored vehicle patrols in the background. The measures are being taken in an effort to strengthen base security following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A policeman checks a visitor's identification as a V-100 Commando armored vehicle patrols in the background. The measures are being taken in an effort to strengthen base security following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A V-100 Commando armored vehicle patrols a roadway in an effort to strengthen base security following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A V-100 Commando armored vehicle stands in the background as a guard prepares to check a visitor's identification. Security measures on the base have been strengthened following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A policeman checks a visitor's identification as a V-100 Commando armored vehicle patrols in the background. The measures are being taken in an effort to strengthen base security following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A policeman prepares to check a visitor's identification as a V-100 Commando armored vehicle patrols in the background. The measures are being taken in an effort to strengthen base security following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A V-100 Commando armored vehicle patrols in the background as a gate remains open for visitors and base personnel. The V-100 is part of an effort to strengthen base security following the outbreak of Operation Desert Storm hostilities between the Allied Forces and Iraq

A stream of Rwandan refugees, carrying all their possession, walk into Goma after a civil war erupted in their country. They joined over 1.2 million other refugees who fled into the refugee camps where due to outbreak of cholera an estimated 2000 die daily

A stream of Rwandan refugees, carrying all their possession, walk into Goma after a civil war erupted in their country. They joined over 1.2 million other refugees who fled into the refugee camps where due to outbreak of cholera an estimated 2000 die daily

A stream of Rwandan refugees, carrying all their possession, walk into Goma after a civil war erupted in their country. They joined over 1.2 million other refugees who fled into the refugee camps where due to outbreak of cholera an estimated 2000 die daily

A stream of Rwandan refugees, carrying all their possession, walk into Goma after a civil war erupted in their country. They joined over 1.2 million other refugees who fled into the refugee camps where due to outbreak of cholera an estimated 2000 die daily

A stream of Rwandan refugees, carrying all their possession, walk into Goma after a civil war erupted in their country. They joined over 1.2 million other refugees who fled into the refugee camps where due to outbreak of cholera an estimated 2000 die daily

US military High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) enters the Kibumba refugee camp. Over 1.2 million refugees fled to Zaire after a civil war erupted in their country. They joined over 1.2 million other refugees who fled into the refugee camps where due to outbreak of Cholera an estimated 2000 die daily

A stream of Rwandan refugees, carrying all their possession, walk into Goma after a civil war erupted in their country. They joined over 1.2 million other refugees who fled into the refugee camps where due to outbreak of cholera an estimated 2000 die daily

A stream of Rwandan refugees, carrying all their possession, walk into Goma after a civil war erupted in their country. They joined over 1.2 million other refugees who fled into the refugee camps where due to outbreak of Cholera an estimated 2000 die daily

Bodies of Rwandan refugees wrapped in straw mats and blankets line the roadside. In the background, more bodies are off loaded from a truck. Because of the lack of fresh water and food as many as 50,000 people died in crudely established refugee camps, during an outbreak of cholera. From AIRMAN Magazine's December 1994 issue article "Will You Please Pray for US?" -Relief for Rwandan Refugees

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Pottawatomie County, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- A backhoe provides the last push needed to topple a tornado-damaged tree in a home's front yard. Storms imbedded with 22 confirmed tornadoes produced the fourth largest single-day outbreak in Oklahoma's history on May 10. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Tornado - Oklahoma City, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- One of the homes left damaged in the Oklahoma City area in the wake of the May 10, 2010 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. FEMA/Earl Armstrong

Tornado - Oklahoma City, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- Damaged home in Oklahoma City. Damage was widespread in Oklahoma following the tornado outbreak on May 10, 2010. FEMA/Earl Armstrong

Tornado - Oklahoma City, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- Members of a federal/state damage assessment team speak with a tornado survivor at his home in the Oklahoma City area following the May 10, 2010 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma. FEMA/Earl Armstrong

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Oklahoma City, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- A Safe Room is shown just outside a destroyed home in the Oklahoma City area after the May 10 tornado outbreak. FEMA/Earl Armstrong

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Shawnee, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- Amber Murphy (left), with the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management, interviews a woman whose home was damaged by a tornado as Darrin Dutton (right) a FEMA mitigation specialist, lends her a hand. Oklahoma experienced its fourth largest single-day outbreak of tornadoes in its history on May 10 when 22 confirmed twisters struck the eastern half of the state. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Shawnee, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- A trailer is being loaded with the remnants of a family's storage building, destroyed by one of the 22 confirmed tornadoes that struck the eastern half of the state on May 10. There were several F3 and two F4 tornadoes imbedded in the storms that produced the fourth largest single-day outbreak of tornadoes in the state's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Shawnee, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- Roofers work steadily at making repairs to a home whose roof was severely damaged by of one of the 22 confirmed tornadoes that struck the eastern half of the state on May 10. The twisters spawned by these storms produced the fourth largest single-day outbreak in Oklahoma's History. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Tecumseh, Okla. , May 13, 2010 -- A FEMA tarp provides temporary protection for a home with roof damage caused by a tornado on May 10. The central and eastern portions of the state experienced 22 confirmed tornadoes, the fourth largest single-day outbreak Oklahoma's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Tecumseh, Okla. , May 13, 2010 -- A country home is destroyed by one of 22 confirmed tornadoes that struck the eastern half of Oklahoma on May 10. There were several F3 and two F4 tornadoes spawned by the outbreak. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Tecumseh, Okla. , May 13, 2010 -- A homeowner salvages furniture and other household items that were spared by a tornado that struck his home on May 10. The state experienced its fourth largest single-day outbreak - 22 confirmed tornadoes - in its history that day. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Pottowatomie County, Okla. , May 13, 2010 -- A mangled fence leads up to a home and its outbuildings that were severely damaged by one of 22 confirmed tornadoes that swept across the eastern half of the state on May 10. This outbreak - the fourth largest in Oklahoma's history - spawned several F3 and two F4 twisters. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Oklahoma County, Okla. , May 14, 2010 -- A refrigerator, automobile and riding lawnmower are the main remnants of a homestead devastated by a tornado on May 10th. Storms that swept across the eastern half of the state spawned 22 confirmed tornadoes, the fourth largest outbreak in Oklahoma's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Oklahoma City, Okla. , May 14, 2010 -- A shell is all that remains of a home destroyed by one of 22 confirmed tornadoes trhat struck the state on May 10. These storms produced the fouth largest single-day outbreak in the state's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Oklahoma County, Okla. , May 14, 2010 -- A late model automobile is among the casualties of one of the 22 confirmed tornadoes that struck the state on May 10. This series of tornadoes is the fourth largest single-day outbreak in Oklahoma's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Harrah, Okla. , May 15, 2010 -- Members of Boy Scout Troop 189 in Harrah provide volunteer labor and assist a homeowner with the removal of vegetative and house debris from a homestead severely damaged by one of 22 tornadoes on May 10. These confirmed twisters - including several F3 and two F4 funnels - added up to the fourth largest single-day outbreak in the state's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Harrah, Okla. , May 15, 2010 -- A home is severely affected by one of 22 tornadoes that swept the eastern half of the state on May 10. The state's fourth largest single-day outbreak occurred when severe storms produced these twisters. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Okmulgee County, Okla. , May 16, 2010 -- Two homes, one completely destroyed and another severely damaged, were struck by one of 22 confirmed tornadoes that swept the eastern half of the state on May 10. The storms that hit the state produced the fourth largest single-day outbreak of tornadoes in Oklahoma's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Tulsa, Okla. , May 17, 2010 -- A homeowner works at clearing away the remains of his garage, destroyed by one of the 22 confirmed tornadoes that swept the eastern half of the state on May 10. These storms spawned the fourth largest single-day outbreak in Oklahoma's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Braman, Okla. , May 18, 2010 -- Among the many items strewn about by a tornado are remnants of a plastic shopping bag and an 8-inch saw blade imbedded in the trunk. Storms sweeping across the state on May 10 produced 22 confirmed tornadoes, the fourth largest single-day outbreak in Oklahoma's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Braman, Okla. , May 18, 2010 -- A homeowner greets FEMA Individual Assistance Officer JaNae Sullivan, a member of a county/state/federal Preliminary Damage Assessment team who are documenting the damages in Grant County caused by one of 22 confirmed tornadoes to strike the state on May 10. The outbreak is the fourth largest single-day event in the state's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Oklahoma County, Okla. , May 24, 2010 -- Two homes in a suburb of the city are severely damaged by one of the 22 confirmed tornadoes on May 10. The severe storms that struck the eastern half of the state produced the fourth largest single-day outbreak in Oklahoma's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Oklahoma County, Okla. , May 24, 2010 -- Little remains of a home destroyed by one of the 22 confirmed tornadoes that swept across eastern Oklahoma on May 10. The powerful storms produced the fourth largest single-day outbreak in the state's history. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Moore, Okla. , May 25, 2010 -- A kiosk containing important information dealing with severe weather greets visitors at the Moore City Hall. Being prepared for impending severe weather situations, including the construction of home safe rooms and installation of storm shelters, saved many lives during the May 10 outbreak of 22 confirmed tornadoes that struck the eastern half of the state. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Moore, Okla. , May 26, 2010 -- Ron Crow, a FEMA public assistance officer (left) and Ken Collie, roofing foreman with the Moore Public School System, look over hail damages caused to a rooftop air conditioning unitl during the May 10 tornado outbreak. Preliminary Damage Assessment teams made up of local, county, state and federal officials are documenting damages caused by 22 confirmed tornadoes in the eastern half of the state. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Anniston, Ala., June 3, 2013 -- (Left to Right) Patrick Conroy, from the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., Haskey Bryant from the Jefferson County Department of Health in Birmingham, Ala., and Police Officer Michael Connolly, from the Boston Police Department Crime Scene Response Unit spoke at the Center for Domestic Preparedness's 15th Anniversary celebration. The topics focused on the healthcare response to Aurora's theater shooting, the environmental response to Alabama's 2011 tornado outbreak, and response following the Boston Marathon bombing. Each speaker previously trained at the CDP and credit their response to training. Photo by Shannon Arledge/FEMA

Tornado - Concord, Ala. , May 4, 2011 -- Concord, AL, May 4, 2011- Volunteers from the Concord Baptist Church fold donated clothing for distribution to the disaster survivors in the community. The effects of the April 27th tornado outbreak that struck Alabama, has a staggering 238 lives lost; approximately 18,000 homes lost, and insurance estimates at 2 to 4 billion. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , June 3, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne and Alabama State Coordinating Officer Jeff Byard hold an all-hands meeting at the Birmingham Joint Field Office. They reviewed the work completed since the tornado outbreak, and stressed the importance of the work that still needs to be done to help the survivors rebuild stronger. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Auburn University students assemble the foundation for a FEMA DAWG HAUS. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Auburn University students and professors assemble the rafters for a FEMA DAWG HAUS. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Auburn University Professor Paul Holley discusses the design of FEMA's DAWG HAUS with FEMA HPA Engineer James Crawford III. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Auburn University students and professors prepare to cut lumber for a FEMA DAWG HAUS. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Auburn University students and professors use metal connectors on the rafters of a FEMA DAWG HAUS. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - The roar of hammers overwhelms the shop in the Miller Gorie Center of Auburn University as students and professors assemble a FEMA DAWG HAUS. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Professor Paul Holley assists students sawing fiber cement siding for a FEMA DAWG HAUS. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Auburn University students and professors raise the walls of a FEMA DAWG HAUS. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Auburn University students and professors build a FEMA DAWG HAUS. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Atlanta, Ga. , March 3, 2012 -- FEMA staff in the Atlanta Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) hold an evening briefing updating all support activities related to the severe storms and deadly tornado outbreak of March 2-3 that affected Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. David Fine/FEMA

Tornado - Atlanta, Ga. , March 3, 2012 -- FEMA staff in the Atlanta Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) participate in a video teleconference on the anticipated federal role in the response to the deadly tornado outbreak of March 2-3.

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Atlanta, Ga. , March 3, 2012 -- FEMA staff in the Atlanta Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) monitor the severe storms and deadly tornado outbreak of March 2-3 that affected Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. David Fine/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Atlanta, Ga. , March 3, 2012 -- Staff in the Atlanta Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) monitor the severe storms and deadly tornado outbreak of March 2-3 that affected Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. David Fine/FEMA

Tornado - Atlanta, Ga. , March 3, 2012 -- Regional Administrator Phil May, Deputy Regional Administrator Mary Lynn Miller and senior staff participate in a coordination call following the deadly tornado outbreak on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3.

Flooding ^ Tornado - Fairmont, W. Va. , March 6, 2012 -- Working closely with the State of West Virginia's emergency managers, FEMA Public Assistance specialists conduct preliminary damage assessments to gather data and gain situational awareness. In the wake of the recent severe tornado outbreak, some of the infrastructures throughout the state sustained damages caused from flooding and high winds. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Flooding ^ Tornado - Fairmont, W. Va. , March 6, 2012 -- FEMA Public Assistance specialists conduct preliminary damage assessments to gather data and gain situational awareness of the damages. In the wake of the recent severe tornado outbreak, FEMA and its partners are working the affected areas. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Flooding ^ Tornado - Charleston, W. Va. , March 7, 2012 -- Governor Tomblin announced during a press conference that he will seek a federal disaster declaration for the disaster survivors affected by the recent tornado outbreak. While the assessment of damages is ongoing, FEMA is working closely with their partners to provide immediate assistance by means of a federal disaster declaration. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Flooding ^ Tornado - Charleston, W. Va. , March 7, 2012 -- Governor Tomblin announced during a press conference that he will seek a federal disaster declaration for the disaster survivors affected by the recent tornado outbreak. While the assessment of damages is ongoing, FEMA is working closely with their partners to provide immediate assistance by means of a federal disaster declaration. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Moore, Okla., May 11, 2014 -- A temporary facility remains at the site of the Moore hospital damaged during last year's May tornado outbreak in Oklahoma. One year later, progress continues in the rebuilding of homes, businesses and schools

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