1. 7th Fleet Relief Support Update (March 27)

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 27, 2011) Capt. David Fluker, commanding officer of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), greets Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Rear Adm. Hiroyuki Kasui, commander, Escort Flotilla 1 on the flight deck. Essex, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently operating off the coast of Kesennuma in northeastern Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey H. Kyhl)
  2. HSL 51 Maintains Helicopters While Supporting Operation Tomodachi

    NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (March 27, 2011) – Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Shunsuke Ueeda, left, of Tokyo, and Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Khanh Ngo, of San Jose, Calif., both attached to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light 51, perform routine maintenance on the tail rotor of an SH-60B/F. The squadron repositioned to Naval Air Facility Misawa to support Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Lopez, Jr. /Released)
  3. Misawa Sailors, Airmen Provide Assistance to Child Center

    SHICHINOHE, Japan (March 26, 2011) Children laugh as they wait in line for a home cooked meal at the Biko-en Children’s Care House during a community service project hosted by Naval Air Facility Misawa (NAFM). Along with the meal volunteers from NAFM and Misawa Air base donated food, clothing and toys to the center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)
  4. USS George Washington Conducts First Vertical Replenishment at Sea

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 26, 2011) -A MH-60S with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 transports cargo from USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10) to the flight deck of USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Juan M. Pinalez Jr./RELEASED)
  5. USS George Washington Improves Habitability at Sea: Enlists Help from Puget Sound & Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Workers

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 24, 2011) - Electrician's Mate Fireman Jeremy Jordan from Dunganon, Va. works with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard electricians Bill Murray (left) and John Stafford (right) to perform maintenance on an electrical distribution panel for the laundry facilities aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Juan M. Pinalez Jr./RELEASED)
  6. 7th Fleet Relief Support Update (March 26)

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 25, 2011) Radiological Physical Science Technician Mark O’Conner uses a IM-265 radiacmeter to scan humanitarian assistance disaster relief supplies aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Johnie Hickmon)
  7. 31st MEU continues relief efforts in Japan

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 25, 2011) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) fill plastic containers with potable water in the hangar bay of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The water will be transported to various locations in Japan as a part of Operation Tomodachi. Essex, USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Germantown (LSD 42) with the embarked 31st MEU are currently operating off the coast of Hachinohe in northeastern Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey H. Kyhl)
  8. CFAY Wrapping up Majority of Voluntary Departures

    SEATTLE (March 23, 2011) Cmdr. Manuel Biadog, Jr., Naval Base Kitsap command chaplain, entertains a child while his mother waits for her luggage at Seattle International Airport after arriving from Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood)
  9. 7th Fleet Relief Support Update (March 25)

    HACHINOHE, Japan (March 25, 2011) Construction Mechanic 1st Class Timothy Plummer, center, and Builder 2nd Class Joshua Knolla, left, both assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, go over charts of a local port with Lt. Cmdr. Derek Peterson, 7th Fleet salvage officer. UCT 2 is conducting salvage operations in the city in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)
  10. U.S. Navy to provide 500,000 gallons of fresh water to Fukushima power plant

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 25, 2011) Barge YOGN-115, carrying 1.04 million litres (275,000 gallons) of fresh water, departs Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) to support cooling efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. CFAY port operations cleaned and filled two barges, totaling nearly 1.89 million litres (500,000 gallons) of fresh water. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mikey Mulcare)