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US Navy off the Coast of Japan

Posted by Laurie Frost on March 25, 2011

This post again features US Navy public domain pictures of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan two weeks ago. If you visited this blog after the earthquake in Haiti last year, you’ll note a number of differences. There aren’t many on the ground pictures from Japan, or pictures of survivors and search and rescue or recover activities, compared to those we saw last year.

One thing I learned from these pictures that I haven’t seen mentioned elsewhere is that the  Department of Defense facilitated a voluntary departure of Department of Defense dependents. I’m not clear how many people were involved, but there are a number of pictures of families departing Japan and arriving at various US cities at the US Navy’s Eye on the Fleet website, the source of all these images and captions, suggesting that a lot of folks understandably have taken advantage of this program. The second picture here shows another scene peculiar to this disaster —  sailors scrubbing the decks of the ship in case of radiation contamination.

111803-N-BR887-007 YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 18, 2011) The child of a U.S. Navy Sailor waits for transportation out of Yokosuka. Navy families voluntarily returning to the United States spend the afternoon waiting in line to register for travel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Juan Manuel Pinalez/Released)

110323-N-DM338-113 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 22, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct a countermeasure wash down on the flight deck. Sailors scrubbed the external surfaces on the flight deck and island superstructure to remove potential radiation contamination. Ronald Reagan is operating off the coast of Japan providing humanitarian assistance as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas A. Groesch/Released)

110323-N-8646H-001 ONAGAWA, Japan (March 23, 2011) An aerial view of a helicopter landing zone near an evacuee center shows a "Thank You" message in the mud deposited by a tsunami. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman 1st Class Sean Hughes/Released)

110321-N-HY254-168 ATSUGI, Japan (March 21, 2011) Lance Cpl. Jonathan Blake, assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, uses an AN/PDR-77 Radiac to detect possible surface contaminates on the sole of a shoe during an authorized voluntary departure of DoD dependents and Navy civilians from the island of Honshu, Japan. The departure was authorized due to damage caused by the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jonathan Kulp/Released)

110322-N-SB672-673 OSHIMA-MURA, Japan (March 22, 2011) An aerial view of Oshima-Mura, Japan, 11 days after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are operating off the coast of Japan providing humanitarian assistance as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord/Released)

 

110320-N-LV331-523 MINAMISANRIKU, Japan (March 20, 2011) Japanese nationals receive food from an SH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4. HS-4 is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is operating off the coast of Japan to provide disaster relief and humanitarian assistance as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Armando Gonzales/Released)

 

110319-N-DM338-068 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 19, 2011) Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) load humanitarian assistance supplies onto an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4. Ronald Reagan is operating off the coast of Japan providing humanitarian assistance as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas A. Groesch/Released)

110319-N-FX485-137 PACIFIC OCEAN ñ (March 19, 2011) Sea Hawk helicopters take off from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to transport food and humanitarian assistance supplies. Ronald Reagan is operating off the coast of Japan providing humanitarian assistance as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patricia R. Totemeier/Released)

110318-N-SB672-773 SUKUISO, Japan (March 18, 2011) An aerial view of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and disaster relief crews searching Sukuiso, Japan for victims of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord/Released)

 

110318-N-SB672-598 SUKUISO, Japan (March 18, 2011) An aerial view of damage to Sukuiso, Japan, a week after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord/Released)

 

110323-N-VA590-047 NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan (March 22, 2011) Family members of U.S. military personnel board a flight to the continental United States during an authorized voluntary departure from Japan. The departure was authorized due to damage caused by the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jose Lopez, Jr./Released)

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