Commander, Second Fleet, Vice Adm. Mark Fitzgerald talks with WTKR Channel 3 reporter Stacy Davis during a press conference.
Norfolk, Va. (Aug. 31, 2005) Commander, Second Fleet, Vice Adm. Mark Fitzgerald talks with WTKR Channel 3 reporter Stacy Davis during a press conference prior to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima and three other Hampton Roads-based amphibious ships getting underway today from Naval Station Norfolk to head to areas off the Gulf Coast as part of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The four ships bring with them six Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs) that include amphibious construction equipment, medical personnel and associated supplies to assist with the relief effort. The Navy's involvement in the humanitarian assistance operations led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Gregory A. Roberts File# 050831-N-3725R-007