U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels/Released 121101-M-BS001-006.JPG
Nov 1, 2012
Marines and sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to deploy aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) Nov. 1, 2012, in support of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts in New York and New Jersey. 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 crisis response 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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