Sep 26, 2016

Elizabeth Blanchford, an employee at USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and recent addition to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, participates in Modular Amphibious Egress Training - also known as the "Helo Dunker" - on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2016. The Helo Dunker is designed to teach survival techniques in the event a helicopter lands in the water. Blanchford, from Bozeman, Mont., fills a key facilitation role for the MEB during humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenarios. The mission of OFDA is to save lives, alleviate human suffering and reduce the economic and social impact of disasters. Blanchford helps the MEB maximize unique military capabilities which can directly assist in supporting OFDA's mission in times of crisis. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera by Lance Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)

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