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Category: Disasters

Marines rescue downed aviators

A fork lift is used to unload a KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152

A KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to the squadron was returning to Villamor Air Base from Tacloban after delivering relief supplies in support of Operation Damayan, the U.S. military response to Typhoon Haiyan. Maj. Jason Kauffman, a pilot with the squadron, heard a mayday call come through his radio approximately 18 nautical miles northwest of North Harbor.

Allied Militaries Continue Philippine Relief

Capt Stephanie Smith assesses the health condition of a infant in an evacuation centre

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013. The super typhoon, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, cut a path of destruction through the center of that island nation. Within days the military might of the United States and other allied nations joined the Armed Forces of the Philippines is a gigantic humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission (HADR).

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