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US Aircraft Carrier Group Begins Relief Operations in Philippines

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington and a contingent of seven other U.S. Navy ships have arrived in the Philippines to begin helping with disaster relief operations.The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet says the ships are carrying 21 helicopters that will be used to assess damage and ferry emergency supplies to remote areas cut off by damage from Typhoon Haiyan.The carrier also has medical facilities and can produce 1.5 million liters of fresh water a day. One of the ships in the carrier...

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