A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, flies over Miyako, Japan March, 21. The helicopter was carrying water and blankets to aid those affected by the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that ravaged the region. Navy and Marine Corps involvement in the relief mission is part of a larger U.S. government response, coordinated through the U.S. Department of State, aiding the government of Japan in their ongoing relief efforts. As part of Operation Tomodachi, the 31st MEU is ready to support our long-time Japanese partners and to provide assistance when called upon.
110321-M-0000B-004.jpg Photo By: Lance Cpl. Garry J. Welch

Mar 21, 2011
A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, flies over Miyako, Japan March, 21. The helicopter was carrying water and blankets to aid those affected by the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that ravaged the region. Navy and Marine Corps involvement in the relief mission is part of a larger U.S. government response, coordinated through the U.S. Department of State, aiding the government of Japan in their ongoing relief efforts. As part of Operation Tomodachi, the 31st MEU is ready to support our long-time Japanese partners and to provide assistance when called upon.


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