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This is US Navy Rear Admiral Scott Jones, Commander Task Force 76.0 (on right in blue) flying on a CH46E Seaknight helicopter (United States Marine Corps 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit). He is traveling from the USS Essex an Amphibious Assault Ship off Iwate Prefecture to the isolated and devasated island of Oshima in Miyagi Prefecture. This is all part of the US military's effort called Operation Tomodachi (Operation Friend). This huge relief effort was put into action shortly after the massive 9.0 magnitude quake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The twin rotor helicopter in the photo is a CH46E Seaknight, which is operated by the United States Marine Corps 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Much of the humanitarian aid efforts has been completed and efforts have now shifted to recovery and reconstruction operations, including the search for the many thousands tsunami victims who are still missing. Photo taken April 4, 2011.
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This is US Navy Rear Admiral Scott Jones, Commander Task Force 76.0 (on right in blue) flying on a CH46E Seaknight helicopter (United States Marine Corps 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit). He is traveling from the USS Essex an Amphibious Assault Ship off Iwate Prefecture to the isolated and devasated island of Oshima in Miyagi Prefecture. This is all part of the US military's effort called Operation Tomodachi (Operation Friend). This huge relief effort was put into action shortly after the massive 9.0 magnitude quake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The twin rotor helicopter in the photo is a CH46E Seaknight, which is operated by the United States Marine Corps 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Much of the humanitarian aid efforts has been completed and efforts have now shifted to recovery and reconstruction operations, including the search for the many thousands tsunami victims who are still missing. Photo taken April 4, 2011.