1. 31st MEU Headed for Japan Coastline Prepared to Assist

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 14, 2011) Sailors move a fork lift truck aboard the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown is assigned to the forward-deployed Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is preparing to provide disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to Japan as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo C. Aquino)
  2. USS Preble Contributes to Humanitarian Efforts in Japan

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 13, 2011) An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter lifts off from the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) after refueling. The helicopter is conducting a search of debris fields in the waters near Sendai, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd)
  3. Essex ARG Ready to Provide Assistance to Japan

    SEPANGAR, Malaysia (March 12, 2001) The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) gets underway from Sepangar, Malaysia to support earthquake and tsunami relief operations in Japan as directed. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey H. Kyhl)
  4. CTF 76 Heads Maritime Response Cell

  5. 7th Fleet Relief Support Update, March 14

    TAKIHANA, Japan (March 13, 2011) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Brian Fox, assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, embarked on board aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), delivers humanitarian relief supplies to Japanese aid workers. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord)
  6. Misawa Sailors Assist Cleanup at Local Fishing Port

    MISAWA, Japan (March 14, 2011) Chief Naval Air Crewmen Kyle Wilkinson, sssigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa (NAFM), assists in removing debris during a cleanup effort at the Misawa Fishing Port. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)
  7. 7th Fleet repositions ships after contamination detected

  8. NAF Atsugi Helicopters Deliver Food to Earthquake, Tsunami Survivors

    SENDAI, Japan (March 12, 2011) An SH-60B helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 14 from Naval Air Facility Atsugi flies over the city of Sendai to deliver more than 1,500 pounds of food to survivors of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami. The citizens of Ebina City, Japan, donated the food. (U.S. Navy photo)
  9. USS John S. McCain Underway for Search and Rescue

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 13, 2011) Sailors aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) recover a rigid-hull inflatable boat during small boat operations off the coast of Japan. McCain is near the epicenter of the recent earthquake to help search for anyone or anything that might have drifted out to sea. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Talley Reeve)
  10. USS Tortuga Embarks Heavy Lift Helos for Japan Disaster Response

    POHANG, Republic of Korea (March 12, 2011) An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter, assigned to Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. K. Madison Carter)