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Following the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean Island nation of Haiti Jan 12, U.S. Marines were sent to help the thousands there in need of aid. Marines with the 22nd and 24th Marine Expeditionary Units are part of the Navy and Marine Corps humanitarian mission. In all, there are more than 5,000 Marines in Haiti to assist with U.S. support efforts.
A Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is a scalable, multi-purpose force of more than 2,200 Marines and sailors. The MEU consists of a Ground Combat Element, Aviation Combat Element, Logistics Combat Element, and a Command Element.