Fleet Week

Marines showcase humanitarian aid capabilities

Fleet Week

Marines showcase humanitarian aid capabilities at Marina Green

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San Francisco, Calif. – Marines and sailors participating in San Francisco Fleet Week will display their humanitarian aid capabilities and equipment at Marina Green, Oct. 8 and 9.

Marines and sailors of Camp Pendleton’s Combat Logistics Regiment 17 will be on hand to provide information and demonstrate the resources the Navy/Marine Corps team can provide on short notice for crisis response.

The people of San Francisco are invited to visit Marina Green to tour military vehicles, learn how shock trauma medical platoon provides critical care quickly, and drink San Francisco Bay water made potable by the Tactical Water Purification System.

The San Francisco Fleet Week Association’s mission is to focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster response preparations by developing relationships between the Navy/Marine Corps team, Bay Area first responders and the people of San Francisco.

In the event of a natural disaster, additional heavy equipment and medical personnel will be needed in the bay area. The humanitarian village will demonstrate what types of resources the Southern California-based Marines and sailors could carry up to San Francisco on short notice.

The display will be set up from 9:30 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday.

Media interested in arranging an escort to or broadcasting live from the displays may contact 1st Lt. Eric Flanagan, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade Public Affairs Officer, at eric.flanagan@bonhomme-richard.usmc.mil or 760-212-6203.