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Marines rescue New Orleans residents, deliver supplies

7 Sep 2005 | Lance Cpl. Zachary R. Frank

Following Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans and the surrounding suburbs have become major areas of concern as time may be running out for the citizens who remained.  Some inhabitants of the city remained because they had no means to leave. Marines have moved in with air and amphibious crafts to aid those stranded in the area.

The nearly 2,000 Marines of Special Purpose MAGTF Katrina continue conducting ongoing missions to find more survivors and to deliver supplies to those in need.

The support effort headquartered at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base Belle Chasse, La., outside of New Orleans; supporting Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.  Joint Task Force Katrina is a multi-service support effort to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina.