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Lance Cpl. Tyreek Baxter, a 19-year-old water purification specialist from the Bronx, sits in the rear of a 7-ton flatbed truck while delivering U.S. Federal Emergency Management-provided shelter tents as part of U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief efforts on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 9, 2018. Baxter enlisted in July 2017 after graduating from Harry S. Truman High School in June of the same year. Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and CLB-31 are assisting local and civil authorities on Tinian to deliver FEMA shelters for families affected by Super Typhoon Yutu, which struck here Oct. 25 as the second strongest storm to ever hit U.S. soil. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and CLB-31 arrived on Tinian Oct. 29-31 to lead relief efforts on Tinian in response to Yutu as part of Task Force-West. TF-W is leading the Department of Defense’s efforts to assist CNMI’s local and civil authorities provide critical assistance for citizens devastated by Yutu. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region.
181109-M-PJ332-067.JPG Photo By: Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish

Nov 9, 2018
NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS, Tinian - Lance Cpl. Tyreek Baxter, a 19-year-old water purification specialist from the Bronx, sits in the rear of a 7-ton flatbed truck while delivering U.S. Federal Emergency Management-provided shelter tents as part of U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief efforts on Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 9, 2018. Baxter enlisted in July 2017 after graduating from Harry S. Truman High School in June of the same year. Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and CLB-31 are assisting local and civil authorities on Tinian to deliver FEMA shelters for families affected by Super Typhoon Yutu, which struck here Oct. 25 as the second strongest storm to ever hit U.S. soil. Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU and CLB-31 arrived on Tinian Oct. 29-31 to lead relief efforts on Tinian in response to Yutu as part of Task Force-West. TF-W is leading the Department of Defense’s efforts to assist CNMI’s local and civil authorities provide critical assistance for citizens devastated by Yutu. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region.


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