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    31st MEU: Humanitarian Assistance Bougainville [Image 16 of 22]

    31st MEU: Humanitarian Assistance Bougainville

    BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    08.12.2023

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Bridgette Rodriguez 

    31st Marine Expeditionary Unit       

    U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Alexander Velasquez, left, and Staff Sgt. Cole Bennick, both CH-53E Super Stallion aircrew chiefs with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, offload supplies from a CH-53E Super Stallion during a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, Aug. 12, 2023. The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and the 31st MEU in coordination with the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance are supporting U.S. government efforts for foreign disaster relief in Bougainville at the request of the government of Papua New Guinea, in consultation with the Autonomous Bougainville Government, after the volcanic eruption of Mount Bagana. Velasquez is a Roosevelt, New Jersey native. Bennick is a Cave Creek, Arizona native. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bridgette Rodriguez)

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    Date Taken: 08.12.2023
    Date Posted: 08.13.2023 20:26
    Photo ID: 7968487
    VIRIN: 230812-M-CX509-1292
    Resolution: 6018x4012
    Size: 10.54 MB
    Location: BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND, PG
    Hometown: CAVE CREEK, AZ, US
    Hometown: ROOSEVELT, NJ, US

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