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    3rd MEB departs for Philippines [Image 5 of 9]

    3rd MEB departs for Philippines

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JAPAN

    11.12.2013

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald Peterson 

    III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific

    Marines prepare a pallet of gear to load into a KC-130J Hercules aircraft Nov. 12 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. Marines and Sailors from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force are deploying to the Philippines to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in the wake of typhoon Haiyan. At the request of the Government of the Philippines, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed U.S. Pacific Command to support U.S. Government HADR operations in the Philippines. To date, approximately 300 personnel from 3rd MEB have deployed to the Philippines to support the HADR operations. The aircraft is with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson/Released)

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    Date Taken: 11.12.2013
    Date Posted: 11.12.2013 05:35
    Photo ID: 1050618
    VIRIN: 131112-M-GE767-762
    Resolution: 5184x3456
    Size: 5.83 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JP

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