Marines On The Move

By Lee Hudson / November 11, 2013 at 3:55 PM

The Marine Corps is responding to Super Typhoon Haiyan -- which has impacted more than 4.2 million people in the Philippines -- by sending equipment and personnel to the region, according to the service.

Four MV-22B Ospreys and three KC-130Js departed over the weekend from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan, carrying 180 Marines and sailors, a Nov. 11 service statement reads.

The group will assist the forward command humanitarian assistance survey team led by Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, the deputy commander of the III Marine Expeditionary Force and the commanding general of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, as they begin humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions throughout the Philippines.