Operating Conditions at the Tacloban Air Hub

11/20/2013: This video provides a good sense of what the terrain looks like several days AFTER the rescue effort has been mounted.

Marines with 3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade in support of Joint Task Force – 505, conduct airfield operations and humanitarian assistance, in Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines, 18 November 2013.

 U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific maintains significant capability forward deployed throughout the Asia-Pacific region ready to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Forward deployed forces are fully capable to rapidly deploy to such disasters like Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

 Credit:III MEF:11/18/13

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