Multi-national relief aid in Tacloban during Operation Damayan

11/16/2013: Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spearheaded the relief efforts in Tacloban and surrounding areas by having disaster teams on-hand even before the super typhoon hit. 

Multi-national forces soon fell into supporting roles to the AFP, and one week later groups and military representatives from across the globe are aiding in relief efforts.

The 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade is currently supporting the Armed Forces of the Philippines in providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief to areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

 Credit:31st Marine Expeditionary Unit:11/15/13

  • In the first photo, a photographer with the Philippine Air Force hands out packs of biscuits to displaced Filipinos while they wait to be manifested for air transport to Manila at the Tacloban Air Field here, Nov. 15.
  • In the second photo, soldiers with the Philippine Army assist in moving an elderly Filipino local to an awaiting aircraft for transport to Manila at the Tacloban Air Field here, Nov. 15
  • In the third photo, a medical provider with the Philippine Army injects medicine into a local Filipino inside the makeshift hospital at the Tacloban Air Field here, Nov. 15.
  • In the fourth photo, a soldier with the Philippine Army leads a family to an aircraft for transport to Manila at the Tacloban Air Field here, Nov. 15.
  • In the fifth photo, a special forces soldier with the Philippine Army carries a young Filipino girl and leading others aboard a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft for transport to Manila at the Tacloban Air Field here, Nov. 15
  • In the sixth photo, a Philippine Army rescue soldier holds a Filipino child while waiting to load on an aircraft for transport to Manila at the Tacloban Air Field here, Nov. 15.
  • In the final photo, the first use of the C-17 is highlighted. Displaced Filipinos and other international personnel offload from a C-17 Globemaster III with the 535th Air Lift Squadron out of Hickam Field, Honolulu, HI, after leaving Tacloban Air Field, Nov. 15.

 

 

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