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31st MEU Deploys in support of Operation Damayan

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to board USS Ashland (LSD 48) for the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan, Nov. 16. Elements of the 31st MEU are deploying at the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines in support of Joint Task Force 505, The 31st MEU is ideally suited for humanitarian assistance operations, with aviation and amphibious platforms capable of rapidly delivering relief supplies, medical assistance, and transportation and engineer equipment to affected areas that are inaccessible by other means. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Ismael Pena/Released)



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This work, 31st MEU Deploys in support of Operation Damayan [Image 3 of 3], by GySgt Ismael Pena, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.16.2013

Date Posted:11.24.2013 05:34

Photo ID:1059646

VIRIN:131116-M-CX588-117

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:5.55 MB

Location:CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JP

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