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MCLB Marine alum helps with Japan disaster team

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Captain Caleb Eames, who served as the Marine Corps Logistics Base public affairs officer for three years, is serving in Japan as part of a team that will help deal with the tsunami disaster.

Eames is part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, which consists of about 2,200 Marines and sailors, and over 20 helicopters, and about 100 other vehicles.

When their orders will come from  the Marine Command, through coordination with the Japanese government, the 31st will start work on giving humanitarian aid. They expect that to happen Saturday. 

Their unit will deliver transportation help with helicopters and trucks, as well as producing water and power.

Eames was already on that side of the world when the earthquake struck. He was aboard a ship in Okinowa.

Eames' unit got to the scene aboard the USS Essex.

This is the 5th humanitarian aid mission by the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.


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