Camp Lejeune Marines, Sailors deploy in support of Haiti disaster relief operations

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (WNCT) – Marines from 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV), II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF) have deployed in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Joint Task Force-Haiti to assist in the ongoing U.S. disaster relief mission in Haiti.

Approximately 200 Marine Corps personnel, from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines (1/6), 2d MARDIV, will be supporting the U.S. relief mission.  

The Marines will join the international effort currently involving officials from the U.S. Embassy, other U.S. military services, and a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) that deployed to Haiti on Aug. 14, at the direction of USAID. 

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