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U.S. Marines Deploy to Haiti

The Camp Lejeune, North Carolina-based 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) has deployed to Haiti to assist in disaster relief efforts in the wake of an earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation January 12.

The 22nd MEU embarked aboard the amphibious ships USS Bataan, Fort McHenry and Carter Hall, and consists of its Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment; Combat Logistics Battalion 22; Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461; and its Command Element.

The MEU is composed of approximately 2,200 Marines and sailors, and recently returned from a seven-month deployment to U.S. European and Central Commands.

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