Ospreys Participate in Search and Rescue Mission in the Philippines

11/12/2013: The first task facing the USMC in helping the Philippines is to assist in the challenging search and rescue mission. 

Ospreys are an important asset to operate throughout the islands as well as to be able to operate in very difficult terrain.

Credit: III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific:11/12/13

  • In the first photo, two MV-22B Ospreys sit on the runway after transporting personnel displaced by Typhoon Haiyan at Villamor Air Base Nov. 12.

The Ospreys have been employed to assist in the humanitarian aid and disaster relief abroad the Philippines.

The Osprey provides a unique capability in this type of operation due to its vertical takeoff and landing capabilities and its ability to convert quickly to fixed wing configuration, giving it increased speed and range.U.S Marines of the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade are here supporting Armed Forces of the Philippines efforts in offering relief to the people in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

  • In the second photo, U.S. Marines guide a Filipino woman off an MV-22B Osprey and toward the terminal at Villamor Air Base Nov. 12. Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon recorded to make landfall has displaced hundreds of thousands in the Philippine Island
  • In the second photo, U.S. Marines guide a Filipino woman off an MV-22B Osprey and toward the terminal at Villamor Air Base Nov. 12. Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon recorded to make landfall has displaced hundreds of thousands in the Philippine Island
  • In the third photo, U.S. Marines guide personnel displaced by Typhoon Haiyan off an MV-22B Osprey toward the terminal at Villamor Air Base Nov. 12.

 

 

 

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