US Military begin their return home

1. As Nepal transits from relief operations to the recovery phase of disaster response, US military personnel, who were helping in the humanitarian aid and relief operations under Operation Sahayogi Haat after the devastating April 25 earthquake, have begun their return home from today after completing their mission.  
2. A first group of US military personnel has left Nepal today with four Osprey aircraft while the remaining personnel and helicopters will transition back home in few days.  

3. Under the auspices of U.S. Joint Task Force 505, a total of 300 US military personnel, including a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), contributed to the relief efforts.  

4. Three Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopters and four Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft were brought in to support the relief effort throughout Nepal. Additionally, four Air Force C-17 Globemaster IIIs, four Air Force C-130 Hercules and two Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules aircraft, as well as various ground and aviation command and control assets, contributed to the effort.In addition to delivering over 110 tons of emergency relief supplies, the task force transported 534 personnel and conducted 63 casualty evacuations.  

5. The Nepalese Army joins our U.S. partners in mourning the loss of six US Marines and two Nepalese Army servicemen who were onboard the UH-1 helicopter that crashed in Ghorthali on May 12. Our unending respect remains with the U.S. for their dedication in answering the call after the damaging quake and recognizes the immense support extended. 

 6. The coordinated efforts will continue with our friendly nations and we express sincere gratitude to the international community who have been assisting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. The Nepalese Army thanks the U.S. for their “Helping Hand” to the post earthquake relief efforts.