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HURRICANE IRMA
ABOUT HURRICANE IRMA

Hurricane Irma made landfall in the U.S. state of Florida as a major hurricane, and was the most intense Atlantic hurricane observed in over a decade. The ninth named storm, fourth hurricane, and second major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Irma has caused widespread and catastrophic damage on its track across the Atlantic, most of which was caused in the northeastern Caribbean. It is also the most intense hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005.

Reserve Marines from units in Florida and Alabama supported FEMA, state, and local response efforts following Hurricane Irma’s land fall. 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, based in Mobile, Alabama, 4th Assault Amphibian Vehicle (AAV) Battalion, based in Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida and Combat Logistics Battalion-451, based in Orlando, Florida worked collaborative to provide support in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

 

   
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HURRICANE IRMA VIDEOS
HURRICANE IRMA IMAGE GALLERY
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 FARP operations in wake of Hurricane Irma
Lance Cpl. Sergio Hernandez, a bulk fuel specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, receives a signal from the crewmaster of the aircraft U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook, from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment to approach and begin refueling at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, in Marathon, Fla. Sept. 14, 2017.
Lance Cpl. Trenton Laake, a heavy equipment mechanic with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, looks out of a Humvee as it drives through the streets of Marathon, Fla.
MWSS-473 runs FARP in Marathon, Florida, in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 runs FARP in Marathon, Florida, in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 runs FARP in Marathon, Florida, in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 runs FARP in Marathon, Florida, in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 runs FARP in Marathon, Florida, in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 runs FARP in Marathon, Florida, in wake of Hurricane Irma
MWSS-473 runs FARP in Marathon, Florida, in wake of Hurricane Irma