Sgt. David A. Coffman, deployed site transport boundary operator and an Ottawa native, conducts an operations check on an AN/PRC-117 F radio Nov. 17. Coffman is with the III Marine Expeditionary Force flood relief command element. In coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the Royal Government of Thailand, U.S. Pacific Command directed theater service components to conduct joint operations in support of disaster assessment and relief operations in Thailand. The III MEF flood relief command element consisting of joint service members will provide assessment for additional U.S. forces to assist the Royal Government of Thailand.