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III MEF supports Operation Tomodachi

A KC-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft taxis on the runway here March 18 en route to mainland Japan. III MEF Marines and sailors are supporting Government of Japan-led humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations in mainland Japan following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck northern Japan March 11.



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This work, III MEF supports Operation Tomodachi [Image 19 of 28], by MSgt J. L. Wright Jr., identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.18.2011

Date Posted:03.18.2011 07:51

Photo ID:378922

VIRIN:110318-M-TY365-152

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:1.09 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JP

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