Nov 1, 2018
TINIAN, COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - Col. Robert “Bams” Brodie, commander of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks with local elected officials of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, after arriving to support relief efforts here in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu, Oct. 29, 2018. Marines with the 31st MEU and Combat Logistics Battalion 31 arrived on Tinian in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu as part of the U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities here. The Marines arrived at the request of CNMI officials and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist relief efforts in the wake of Yutu, the largest typhoon to ever hit a U.S. territory. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released)


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