U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Lockett/Released 121112-M-LP523-150.JPG
Dec 17, 2012
The Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) disembark from the USS Wasp (LHD-1) at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., after supporting disaster relief operations in New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 12, 2012. The 26th MEU is able to provide generators, fuel, clean water, and helicopter lift capabilities to aid in disaster relief efforts. The 26th MEU is currently conducting pre-deployment training, preparing for their departure in 2013. As an expeditionary force operating from the sea the MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response, and limited contingency operations.
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