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Disaster drill prepares Japan, US forces

Members of the Shizuoka prefecture work to unload supplies from a truck during the Shizuoka Disaster Drill at the Shizuoka airport Sept. 2. The Shizuoka prefecture is in the vicinity of several fault lines and holds disaster drills each year to prepare for possible earthquakes.



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This work, Disaster drill prepares Japan, US forces [Image 2 of 4], by Cpl Matthew Manning, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.02.2012

Date Posted:09.06.2012 01:48

Photo ID:658365

VIRIN:120902-M-XK110-222

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:7.12 MB

Location:JP

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