Virginia Task Force 2 Now in Saint Thomas

Friday, September 08, 2017

Eleven members of the VA-TF2 Urban Search & Rescue Team have been relocated from San Juan to St Thomas in the US Virginia Islands where according to the Assistant Team Leader, Chief Michael Barakey, "things have been very active." Members of the team arrived by air and have already begun targeted searches and were on the move at first light.  The rest of the team is being flown to St. Thomas and will meet up with the eleven members already operational.  Additionally, 18-members are at the point of departure ( POD) for direct insertion into St. John's .

In addition to air support, VA-TF2's logistics team has procured a large ferry to move vehicles and equipment (cache) to St. Thomas.  Four members and the cache will arrive in St. Thomas by 2 p.m. depending on the condition of the port.