Missions that the 13th MEU(SOC) and Tarawa ARG completed in East Timor

20 Sep 2000 | (Compiled) Sgt. M.C. Miller - 13th MEU Combat Correspondent

13th MEU(SOC) and Tarawa ARG missions included:

AIRLIFT MISSIONS

* 8 tons of roofing materials from Suai to Laktos
* 23 tons of shelter kits from Maliana to three remote sites in

Bobonaro school
* 28 tons of shelter kits from Maliana to Lolotoe
* 24 tons of school roofing materials from Suai to Lolotoe and Zolipo
* 20 tons of school roofing material from Suai to Lebos
* 29 tons of orphanage roofing material from Manatuto to Soibabda

SEALIFT MISSIONS

* 35 tons of market place material and food supplies from Dili to

Oecussi
* 388 tons of food supplies from Dili to Oecussi
* 15 tons of hospital supplies from Dili to Atauro Island
* Cargo handling davit to Arturo Island

COMMUNITY RELATIONS MISSIONS

* Train East Timorese as front end loader operators.
* 24 unsafe buildings demolished in Dili
* Train East Timorese security personnel
* 9 pallets from Project Handclasp delivered to community in Dili and

Oecussi by the Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU(SOC) and Tarawa ARG
* SD1 school painted in Dili
* SD3 school and additional exterior building painted in Dili
* Cathedral church and steeple pained in Dili
* 7 basketball backboards installed or repaired around Dili
* Ship tours to more than 300 East Timorese, U.N. and U.S. personnel

temporarily stationed in East Timor
* USGET change of command from Marine Corps Col. Michael Williams to

Army Col. Louis Traverzo

MEDICAL/DENTAL MISSIONS

* 200 medical patients treated at Bairo Pite Clinic in Dili
* 158 medical patients treated at Motael Clinic in Dili
* 133 dental patients treated at Bairo Pite and Motael Clinics in Dili
* 42 dental patients treated at Maliana
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit