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U.S. Navy helps with typhoon relief in Philippines

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 10:21am

Two amphibious U.S. Navy ships are headed to the Philippines to assist with typhoon relief. They are the U.S.S. Ashland and U.S.S. Germantown.

A Marine officer says the two ships are loaded with several helicopters, small boats, trucks and other equipment to help storm survivors. 900 Marines are also on board the two vessels. A third ship full of supplies is also on the way.

Once the ships arrive, the U.S.S. George Washington will leave the region. Officials say the amphibious ships can get closer to the hardest hit areas than the huge aircraft carrier.

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