The 36th Contingency Response Group in the Philippine Relief Effort

12/12/2013
12/12/2013:The Marines and the USAF worked together with support from the USN to establish an infrastructure to enable relief operations. It was an insert, support and withdraw effort in which the 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG) and the USMC played a key role in rapid insertion, and responsible withdrawal. As…

Integrating the Seabase Into Operation Damayan: The Osprey and the SDF

11/30/2013
11/29/2013: During Operation Damayan, JTF-505 demonstrated the successful cooperation between partners in the Asia-Pacific, enabled by the forward presence of U.S. military assets. The versatility of the Osprey makes it ideal for operating across international platforms during crises and contingencies and integrating the seabase into overall operatons. [slidepress gallery='the-osprey-and-the-sdf'] Credit:…

Marine Conducting Forward Arming and Refueling Point Operations

11/25/2013
11/25/2013: U.S. Marines conducting Forward Arming and Refueling Point operations Nov. 21 at Guiuan Airfield, Republic of the Philippines, during Operation Damayan. In this case, obviously the Marines are doing a Refueling Support Operation only. The Marines supporting the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort are with III Marine Expeditionary Brigade in…

Fork Lifts in Operation Damayan

11/25/2013
11/25/2013: When first standing up a relief effort, getting supplies off of a plane requires a fork lift.  Bringing your fork lift with you is an important tool for the operation.  This point was highlighted when we interviewed Col. James from AFPAC.  In this slideshow, the USMC loading effort highlights…

Thousands of Haiyan Survivors Rescued from Tacloban by C-130 Airlifts

11/20/2013
11/20/2013: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan prepare to board Australian and U.S. C-130 Super Hercules aircraft, Nov. 18, as part of Operation Damayan. The U.S. aircraft are assigned to 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, part of Joint Task Force-505, operating in support of the Government of the Philippines, in coordination with the…

The USS George Washington in the Philippines

11/20/2013
11/20/2013: The USS George Washington is delivering capabilities being used in the relief effort.  It is also part of the hub and spoke system set up to support air operations as well. [slidepress gallery='the-uss-george-washington-in-the-philippines']  Credit: Navy Media Content Services:11/18/13 In the first, photo taken by Major A. “Papi” Guzman of…