Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles Aid Hurricane Search-and-Rescue

Marine Corps vehicles designed for assaulting enemy beachheads are now assisting in efforts to rescue flooding victims in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

While numerous Marine Corps Reserve units are on standby to assist in the storm, and more will likely be dispatched soon aboard the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge, one is already providing aid to those most urgently in need of help.

2nd Lt. Stephanie Leguizamon, a spokeswoman for Marine Forces Reserve, said 56 Marines and sailors from Charlie Company, Assault Amphibian Battalion, were currently assisting the Galveston, Texas Fire Department with search-and-rescue missions. Leguizamon could not immediately say how many amphibious…

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