US Marines arrive in Tacloban City for rescue, relief and recovery operations

Military aide from the United States has arrived in the Philippines, for the search and rescue, relief and recovery operations in the places in the Philippines affected by the supertyphoon Yolanda.

This afternoon, 90 US Marines and Navy personnel based in a military base in Okinawa, Japan arrived in Tacloban City.

The said US forces will help for the relief, and search and rescue operations.

It was Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in US Pacific Command who ordered to deploy resources in the Philippines.

Along with the said team are two KC-130J Hercules transport aircraft, while the United States also sent two P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft for the aerial surveys.

The US also deployed rescue equipment and medical teams while different aid groups in the US launched a multi-million dollar relief campaign.

Furthermore, American Red Cross also appealed for cash donations.

The number of countries reaching out their help to the Philippines is increasing including Canada, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Israel, Australia, Japan and Germany.

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  • noel g. nadera November 14, 2013, 12:48 pm

    just arrive in manila from my ordeal in tacloban for the safety of my family.and so glad to hear for the marines arrival. they are my real superheroes. i hope they can help me extract my dogs (mini-pinscher’s) at my house at this coordinates 11degrees 13’30.01″ N, 125degrees 00’3″ E (noel naderas residence). we called them Barack (male, 4 yrs old) and Michell (female 4 mos old).they were left behind with just little food and water. me and my kids are missing them. they were both name after the US President and First Lady.for believing in them in saving America. my cell no is 09288698958/09287685417.god bless you.


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