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353rd SOG supports Operation Damayan relief efforts in Philippines

Airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Group offload equipment from an MC-130H Combat Talon II Nov. 15, 2013 at Ormoc Airport, Philippines. The Airmen, deployed in support of Operation Damayan, are assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific as they provide aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)

Airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Group offload equipment from an MC-130H Combat Talon II Nov. 15, 2013 at Ormoc Airport, Philippines. The Airmen, deployed in support of Operation Damayan, are assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific as they provide aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)

Tech. Sgt. David D. Wheeler carries a displaced person off an MC-130P Combat Shadow, Nov. 14, 2013 at Tacloban Airport, Philippines. The displaced people were transported to safety in Manila. Members of Air Force Special Operations Command are deployed alongside U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Wheeler is a loadmaster with the 17th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)

Tech. Sgt. David D. Wheeler carries a displaced person off an MC-130P Combat Shadow, Nov. 14, 2013 at Tacloban Airport, Philippines. The displaced people were transported to safety in Manila. Members of Air Force Special Operations Command are deployed alongside U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Wheeler is a loadmaster with the 17th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)

Airman 1st Class Andrew Wiseman works with members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to assist displaced people boarding an MC-130P Combat Shadow Nov. 14, 2013, at Tacloban Airport, Philippines. Members of Air Force Special Operations Command are deployed alongside U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Wiseman is a loadmaster with the 17th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)

Airman 1st Class Andrew Wiseman works with members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to assist displaced people boarding an MC-130P Combat Shadow Nov. 14, 2013, at Tacloban Airport, Philippines. Members of Air Force Special Operations Command are deployed alongside U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Wiseman is a loadmaster with the 17th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)

Staff Sgt. Alicia Chavez passes out ear plugs to displaced people onboard an MC-130P Combat Shadow Nov. 14, 2013, as they are transported from Tacloban Airport to Manila, Philippines. Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen are deployed in support of Operation Damayan, enabling night operations to facilitate the flow of aid. The role of U.S. military forces during any foreign humanitarian assistance event is to rapidly respond to mitigate human suffering and prevent further loss of life. Chavez is a 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)

Staff Sgt. Alicia Chavez passes out ear plugs to displaced people onboard an MC-130P Combat Shadow Nov. 14, 2013, as they are transported from Tacloban Airport to Manila, Philippines. Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen are deployed in support of Operation Damayan, enabling night operations to facilitate the flow of aid. The role of U.S. military forces during any foreign humanitarian assistance event is to rapidly respond to mitigate human suffering and prevent further loss of life. Chavez is a 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)

Airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Group offload equipment from an MC-130H Combat Talon II Nov. 15, 2013 at Ormoc Airport, Philippines. The Airmen, deployed in support of Operation Damayan, are assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific as they provide aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)

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