PACIFIC OCEAN (March 29, 2011) Marines load humanitarian assistance supplies into a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is operating off the coast of Kesennuma in northeastern Japan to support Operation Tomodachi.  (Photo by U.S. Navy/AFLO) [0006]

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Operation Tomodachi
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 29, 2011) Marines load humanitarian assistance supplies into a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is operating off the coast of Kesennuma in northeastern Japan to support Operation Tomodachi. (Photo by U.S. Navy/AFLO) [0006]

Filename: aflo_pvaa012455.jpg
Photographer: U.S. Navy/AFLO
Source: AFLO
Date 29 Mar 2011
Location: PACIFIC OCEAN
Credit: U.S. Navy/AFLO
Copyright: U.S. Navy/AFLO
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Keywords:
amphibious assault ship
USS Essex (LHD 2)
humanitarian assistance
disaster relief
supplies
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU)
Japan
Operation Tomodachi
earthquake
tsunami
navy
u.s. navy