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Friday, February 17, 2006

Navy Help On The Way

The Navy is sending at least two ships from the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group to help with Philippines mudslide relief. The ships, USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) had apparently just pulled into Subic Bay in preparation for the annual "Balikatan" exercise with the Philippine military, and pulled back out the same day. Both 'phibs have lots of helicopters that should prove invaluable in relief efforts.

Update 2156 20 Feb: The two ships mentioned, along with USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) are on station.


Blogger Skippy-san said...

And as and extra added bonus Marines cannot get in trouble in the PI which is a real big deal right now.........

2/18/2006 7:04 AM

Blogger WillyShake said...


No doubt this is a secretive conspiracy to increase our hegemonic death-grip on yet another oil rich country. I'm not fooled!

First they came for the 78-yr-old rich Texas lawyers, then the hapless victims of a mudslide in the Philippines, then...

2/18/2006 7:28 AM

Blogger jeffox said...

Go get 'em boys!!!

2/18/2006 1:41 PM

Anonymous chrys said...

Go NAVY! Nice to know the world needs our help more than we need their oil! Whad i sa?

2/18/2006 7:23 PM


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