170912-N-AY374-125 ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands (Sept. 12, 2017) A Sailor assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 2, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), directs an excavator while clearing debris from roads. Kearsarge is assisting with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Irma to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Goff/Released)