Images: Local Marines Bring Aid to Japan

Camp Pendleton Marines witness the devastation first hand.

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The MEU arrived off the coast of Japan Friday aboard three ships that comprise Amphibious Squadron 11.
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The 2/5 arrived off the coast of Japan Friday on Amphibious Assault Ship USS Essex.
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The 2/5 will use a variety of vehicles ranging from helicopters to hovercraft to deliver relief supplies, medical assistance, and equipment to disaster survivors in areas inaccessible by road.
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The unit will focus on isolated areas along the northeastern coast of Japan.
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An estimated 17,000 U.S. troops are currently participating in humanitarian aid operations in Japan.
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48 CBRN Marines from Camp Pendleton based 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, left for Japan this week to lend their expertise in support of the relief effort.
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Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5) are setting up a command center that will be the base of operations for more than 4,000 Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
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The group will establish a command and control center to aid the Japanese government.
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As a precaution Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU were required to attend classes to teach them how to handle potential hazards with exposure to radiation.
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The classes were taught by a team of Marine Corps chemical, Biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) specialists.
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