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Engineers from MEU Service Support Group-26 (MSSG-26), during Operation AVID RESPONSE (OAR), prepare a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) for the process of filtering fresh drinking water for the people of Degirmendere, Turkey. These Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), (MEU(SOC)), are helping provide water to victims of the August 17 earthquake. OAR is the US European Command contribution to relief efforts following the earthquake that struck about 65 miles east of Istanbul near the town of Izmit. Turkish officials estimate about 600,000 people are homeless

Engineers from MEU Service Support Group-26 (MSSG-26), during Operation AVID RESPONSE (OAR), prepare a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) for the process of filtering fresh drinking water for the people of Degirmendere, Turkey. These Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), (MEU(SOC)), are helping provide water to victims of the August 17 earthquake. OAR is the US European Command contribution to relief efforts following the earthquake that struck about 65 miles east of Istanbul near the town of Izmit. Turkish officials estimate about 600,000 people are homeless

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Summary

The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Subject Operation/Series: AVID RESPONSE

Base: Degirmendere

Country: Turkey (TUR)

Scene Camera Operator: 1ST LT Ryan E. Dunham, Usmc

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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Date

06/09/1999
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Source

The U.S. National Archives
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