During Southeast Asia trip, Chuck Hagel stresses humanitarian aid coordination
Following last year's massive typhoon in the Philippines, U.S. military aircraft, such as this MH-60S Seahawk, delivered rice, water and medicine to the decimated areas, then helped transport refugees out. Thousands were killed in the storm and millions were displaced.
Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00 am
TOKYO — The U.S. Marines had rice, water and medicine packed into the plane's cargo hold, but what they were really delivering was hope.
Cpl. Kristyn Hyland, a 23-year-old Omaha native, was a crewmaster on one of the planes bringing in supplies last November after typhoon Haiyan laid waste to parts of the Philippines.
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Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00 am.