U.S. military earthquake rescue operation in Japan is called Operation Tomodachi. 'tomodachi' is 'friendship' in Japanese
Photos Earthquake / Tsunami Relief
Sailor is embraced by Japanese citizen after delivering supplies
Sailor provides food and water to Japanese citizens during relief efforts.
ATSUGI, Japan (March 11, 2011) Residents of Naval Air Facility Atsugi collect food, water, and relief supplies to support earthquake and tsunami relief operations in Japan. (U.S navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ben Farone\Released)
MISAWA, Japan (March 14, 2011) Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class John Dicola, from New York, and Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Shakir Briggs from Orlando, Fla., both assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa, help a Japanese man remove debris from the Misawa Fishing Port during a volunteer cleanup. More than 90 Sailors from Naval Air Facility Misawa volunteered in the relief effort, assisting Misawa City employees and members of the community. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)
NORTHERN JAPAN (March 15, 2011) Lt. j.g. Nadia Brouillette, an HH-60H Sea Hawk pilot assigned to the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS 4) embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), speaks with a Japanese citizen during tsunami relief efforts. HS-4 is delivering humanitarian supplies to areas affected by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are conducting search and rescue operations and re-supply missions as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi throughout northern Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin B. Gray/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 13, 2011) A Japanese home is seen adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are searching for survivors in the coastal waters near Sendai, Japan.
Sailor/New York native helps with cleanup in Misawa
OFUNATO, Japan (March 15, 2011) A Mickey Mouse doll lies among debris in Ofunato following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
Marines prepare supplies for relief efforts in Japan following earthquake.
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