1. NFAAS Updates Crucial for Accountability

    SEATTLE (March 21, 2011) Kay Simpkins, a representative from Naval Station Everett's Fleet and Family Support Center helps a voluntary returnee enroll in the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) which standardizes a method for the Navy to account, manage, and monitor the recovery process for personnel and their families affected and/or scattered by a wide-spread catastrophic event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood)
  2. 7th Fleet Disaster Repsonse Update (April 1)

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Apr. 1, 2011) Naval Air Crewmen 2nd Class Conrad Jutras observes the Japanese coastline while conducting search and rescue operations on board an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51. Warlords’ assets are currently assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) and are currently supporting humanitarian assistance operations in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles Oki)
  3. Atsugi Families Hold Appreciation Luncheon for JMSDF

    ATSUGI, Japan (Apr. 1, 2011) Residents and employees of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi take a group shot with members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) after bringing and serving them lunch. The luncheon was held in appreciation for all the support being given by JMSDF during Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Vivian Blakely)
  4. 7th Fleet Disaster Repsonse Update (March 31)

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 31, 2011) Rear Adm. Jeffery Jones, prospective Commander, Task Force 76, left, speaks with Japan Ground Self Defense Force Lt. Gen. Eija Kimizuka, commander of Joint Task Force-Tohoku, during Kimizuka's visit aboard USS Essex (LHD 2). Kimizuka received a tour of the ship and a brief on the 31st MEU's and Amphibious Squadron 11's participation in Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by  Cpl. Michael A. Bianco)
  5. Sailors Injured in USS John C. Stennis Flight Deck Mishap (UPDATE)

  6. Japanese Liaison Officer Helps Relief Efforts

    KESSENUMA, Japan (March 27, 2011) Capt. Masanori Ide, Japane Ground Self Defense Force liaison officer to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, left, discusses the extensive damage to the port here. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Caleb Eames)
  7. Sailors Injured in USS John C. Stennis Flight Deck Mishap

  8. Tortuga Embarks Expeditionary Units to Perform Rescue, Salvage Operations

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2011) Sailors run across the flight deck aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) after receiving equipment and supplies for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 as the unit comes aboard to assist with humanitarian assistance operations in Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Josh Huebner)
  9. 7th Fleet Disaster Repsonse Update (March 30)

    NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2011) The rescue and salvage ship USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) flies Japanese and U.S. flags from the ship's yard arm while anchored in the mouth to the port of Miyako in northeastern Japan while supporting Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Josh Huebner)
  10. VRC-30 'Provides' during Operation Tomodachi

    NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (March 29, 2011) A crew captain with Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) waits patiently to signal to the pilot notifying him of the activities taking place around the twin engine cargo aircraft (C-2) before taking off for a training mission. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Vivian Blakely)