Dec 3, 2013

Lieutenant Col. Omar J. Randall, commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), escorts Filipino locals displaced by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda off an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-265, 31st MEU, here, Nov. 21. The 31st MEU is currently supporting relief efforts by the government of the Philippines during Operation Damayan by assisting with aid to areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The 31st MEU and the ships of Amphibious Squadron are capable of delivering robust air, ground, and maritime transportation; medical and dental health services; distribution services for food, water and other supplies; and engineering assets for infrastructure repair and road clearance. The 31st MEU is deployed at the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines and in coordination with Joint Task Force 505 personnel and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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