Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy Thomas carries relief supplies.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy Thomas carries relief supplies to the citizens of the Municipality of Balasan on Panay Island, Philippines, on July 1, 2008. Thomas is a helicopter crewman with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4 and is flying missions to the island delivering food and water in the wake of Typhoon Fengshen. At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The Ronald Reagan is operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support maritime security operations.