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USNS Bowditch (T—AGS 62) was first on scene off the coast of Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines, ensuring safe sea lanes in order for the George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) to assist the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade in support of Operation Damayan.
USS Freedom (LCS 1) departed Singapore's Changi Naval Base on Nov. 16 for the final time as part of her maiden overseas deployment to Southeast Asia.
Here is the Nov 16th (1000 India time) Seventh Fleet update for Operation Damayan.
Sailors from the "Wallbangers" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117 embarked the U.S. Navy's forward—deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) Nov. 11 just in time to aid the George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) in Operation Damayan.
The George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) continues its preparation to aid the Republic of Philippines in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, Nov. 14.
Countries around the world are responding to the Typhoon Haiyan—caused devastation in the Philippines, and aid is rushing to the island nation with the U.S. Navy leading the way.
Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda tore through the Republic of the Philippines last week and left an estimated 4.2 million people without basic necessities.
The USS George Washington is delivering water, medical supplies and hygienic supplies to Guiuan/Samar, Ormoc, Borongan and Leyte Gulf. 20 US Navy helicopters have been in continuous operation since yesterday.