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3rd MEB provides additional support to Philippines

Marines are ready to deploy aboard a KC-130J Hercules aircraft Nov. 11 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. Approximately 300 Marines and Sailors assigned to the forward command element/humanitarian assistance survey team, led by Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, the deputy commander of III Marine Expeditionary Force and the commanding general of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, are deploying to the Philippines from Okinawa following Super Typhoon Haiyan to provide an initial assessment on the support required. The initial focus of U.S. relief efforts includes surface maritime search and rescue (SAR), airborne maritime SAR, medium-heavy helicopter lift support, fixed-wing lift support and logistics enablers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David N. Hersey/Released)



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This work, 3rd MEB provides additional support to Philippines [Image 1 of 5], by LCpl David Hersey, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.11.2013

Date Posted:11.11.2013 06:07

Photo ID:1050191

VIRIN:131111-M-SD875-128

Resolution:3600x2928

Size:5.08 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JP

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