An Antonov An-225 Mriya is parked on the flight line on Saipan last Oct. 31 to deliver needed disaster relief and recovery supplies to the island recently hit by Super Typhoon Yutu. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. AIR FORCE/SENIOR AIRMAN DONALD HUDSON)
Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. chief executive officer Esther Muña pose with representatives of agencies and organizations that are helping in the recovery efforts of Saipan and Tinian after a news briefing last Nov. 5, 2018, in San Antonio. (Contributed Photo)
POST-TYPHOON GIVEAWAYS-Marianas Visitors Authority officials join the Japanese community in distributing giveaways to Saipan residents affected by Super Typhoon Yutu at the San Antonio basketball court last Saturday afternoon. From left are Mayuki Policare of Heart of Gold Dive Shop, MVA marketing manager Thomas Kim, Naoki Oura of Old B Bank, MVA managing director Chris A. Concepcion, Shunsuke Katagiri of Okadaya, Tadaaki Wakasugi of Aqua Gate Saipan Dive Shop, Mayumi Suzuki of Okadaya, Ruth Sablan, Hideaki Sawada, Roy Sablan, Nancy Florentino, Julie Arellano, Marina Estrada of Furusato Restaurant, and Kana Wakasugi of Aqua Gate Saipan Dive Shop. (Contributed Photo)
Grace Christian Academy/Youth on the Rock hosts an appreciation event at McDonald’s (Middle Road) on Nov. 9 for student volunteers who helped clean up the school after Super Typhoon Yutu. GCA/YOTR partnered with the Navy Hill and Chalan Kanoa MYPros groups from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 to contribute to the recovery efforts of Saipan. (Contributed Photo)
DELIVERY OF SUPPLIES-Master Sgt. Jamie Almquist, 36th Contingency Response Group contingency response team chief, marshals a C-17 Globemaster III from the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport on Nov. 11, 2018. The aircraft delivered supplies and vehicles for civil engineers on island. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI’s civil and local officials as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency-supported Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. AIR FORCE/TECH. SGT. JOSHUA J. GARCIA)
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