Marines help with typhoon relief on Veterans Day

TACLOBAN, Philippines -- Amid desperation, some hope.

Food, water and medical supplies were in dangerously short supply. But the U.S. Marines arrived in one of the more dramatic signs of progress Monday, three days after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines.

Here's a look at some of the scenes CNN reporters have witnessed in the aftermath of the massive storm:

Brigadier Gen. Paul Kennedy arrived at the Tacloban airport at the head of a U.S. Marines relief effort that includes helicopters as well as four huge C-130 aircraft to ferry in relief supplies.

Kennedy received a warm greeting from a Filipino officer and projected confidence in an interview with CNN's Paula Hancocks.

"There's a lot we can do," Kennedy said.

Kennedy said his marines will set up floodlights and radar to keep the airport operating after dark.

Not far away from the military operation, passengers lined up in the damaged terminal for commercial flights.

Runways blocked by trees this weekend had been cleared, and passenger jets were on the tarmac. Local airlines were working together on flight plans.

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