U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, conduct humanitarian assistance operations, loading pallets onto C-130 aircrafts and bringing in aid and relief pesonnel on Villamor Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, 12 November 2013. U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific maintains significant capability forward deployed throughout the Asia-Pacific region ready to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Without forward deployed forces, rapidly and fully capable deployments to such disasters like Typhoon Haiyan/Yolonda would not be possible. (U.S. Marine Corps Motion Imagery by Sgt. John C. Lamb).