1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Last scheduled voluntary departure flight for DoD families leaves Japan

    ATSUGI, Japan (March 28, 2011) Brig. Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw, 3rd Marine Logistics Group commanding general, speaks with a passenger participating in the last voluntary departure flight for Department of Defense (DOD) family members from Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Vivian Blakely)
  5. 7th Fleet Disaster Repsonse Update (March 29)

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 29, 2011) Marines position humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). 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)
  6. George Washington Sailors, Shipyard Workers Overcome Challenges at Sea

    PACIFIC OCEAN (March 29, 2011) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Richard Bell removes mounting bolts from the base of a JP-5 fuel filtering unit in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). This step is essential in preparing the 4,000lb fuel filter prior to lowering it from the hangar bay to the seventh deck below. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Juan Manuel Pinalez Jr.)
  7. Misawa Seabees Dewater Fuel Station

    HACHINOHE, Japan (March 28, 2011) Chief Builder Billy Knox of Chapin, Ill., assigned to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East, surveys Fuel Pumping Station 2 as dewatering efforts continue at the site. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow)
  8. VP-4 Wrapping up Mission in Misawa

    NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (March 29, 2011) A P-3C Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, also known as the Skinny Dragons, takes off from Naval Air Facility Misawa runway on one of the squadron’s final missions while repositioned to the northeastern Japan base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Lopez, Jr.)
  9. CFAY Aerographer's Mates Assist in Operation Tomodachi

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 25, 2011) Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Nick Pennell, a watch stander at the Naval Oceanography and Anti-Submarine Warfare Center, looks over a Japan Self-Defense Force Mobile Operations sheet at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mikey Mulcare)
  10. Essex ARG Assists Oshima Island in Restoring Power

    In this March 26, file photo, landing craft utility 1651 debarks the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) to transfer humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). On March 27, LCUs were used to transfer needed equipment to Oshima Island to restore power that had been lost since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran)