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Philippine and US Marines work side by side during Operation Damayan

Philippine Marines maintain security as local residents unload bags of rice off of an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit during humanitarian assistance relief operations here, Nov. 25. Elements of the 31st MEU are deployed at the request of the government of the Philippines and in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development. 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. forces have been delivering relief supplies provided by USAID since the start of Operation Damayan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by PFC Brian Bekkala/Released)



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This work, Philippine and US Marines work side by side during Operation Damayan [Image 3 of 3], by PFC Brian Bekkala, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.25.2013

Date Posted:11.28.2013 07:48

Photo ID:1062680

VIRIN:131117-M-GR217-030

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:1.26 MB

Location:HOMONHON ISLAND, PH

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