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Specialists from Camp Pendleton deploy to Japan

March 19, 2011 |  3:32 pm

Gear2Forty-eight Marines from Camp Pendleton -- specialists in the detection and decontamination of nuclear and radiological hazards -- have deployed to Japan for the relief effort.

The Marines are part of a unit trained on how to discern the effects of chemical, nuclear, biological and radiological warfare agents and how to mitigate those effects.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Marine Lance Cpl. Jamaal Smith of Bakersfield directs a KC-130J Super Hercules at a U.S. base in Japan. Marine cargo aircraft are ferrying personnel and supplies for the Japan relief effort.

Credit: Marine Corps