TINIAN, Commonwealth of the Northern Mar


The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) sits off the coast of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, providing U.S. Defense Support of Civil Authorities relief efforts in response to Super Typhoon Yutu, Nov. 3, 2018. Businesses, government buildings, homes and schools were heavily damaged by Super Typhoon Yutu, which made a direct hit with devastating effect on Tinian, Oct. 25, 2018, packing 170 mph winds. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Combat Logistics Battalion 31 have been leading a multi-service contingent since Oct. 29, 2018, as part of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) directed mission. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish (Released) 181103-M-PJ332-462

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