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DEPLOYMENTS: What You MUST Know
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DEPLOYMENTS: Defining and Preparing for Deployments: Deployment Types
- Combat Zones
Deployment to a combat zone includes Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq. During 2004, Haiti was also considered a combat deployment.
A float deployment is on a Navy ship with Marines and Sailors. The float may have a final destination and drop-off point, or the Marines and Sailors may stay aboard the ship for the duration of the deployment.
- Relief Efforts
Deployment for relief efforts include areas such as the December 2004 Tsunami. In some instances, Marines already deployed on a float may be re-directed to relief efforts.
- Other Countries
Marines may be deployed to many other countries, including Japan, Okinawa and Africa. Marines may also be deployed to other non-hostile countries around the world to maintain operations. As an example, Marines are deployed to various countries around the world to provide security for a number of US Embassies. Deployments to Okinawa and Japan may include floats to neighboring countries such as the Philippines and South Korea.
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