Nov 14, 2013 ASDNews Source : AFPS
Four additional MV-22B Ospreys have deployed from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan, to support Operation Damayan, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operation in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
As of yesterday, 129,000 pounds of relief supplies had been distributed, and hundreds of displaced persons had been relocated to the Philippine capital of Manila, officials said.
The additional Ospreys, which bring the total to eight for this deployment, will assist the U.S. Marines and sailors from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force’s 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade who already had deployed to provide a wide range of relief efforts. The Ospreys are assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force.