U.S. Marines Ready Relief Supplies for Japan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Smith tightens a strap to secure relief supplies on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan, March 16, 2011. The Marines are assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force‚Äôs Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. They are helping to deliver more than 140 cases of bottled water and other aid to residents on mainland Japan as part of Operation Tomodachi following the recent earthquake and tsunami.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance  Cpl. Matheus Hernandez
  • U.S. Marines load a pallet of bottled water and hazardous protection gear onto a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft on U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan, March 16, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance  Cpl. Matheus Hernandez
  • U.S. Marines load hazardous protection gear onto a cargo pallet on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Japan, March 16, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dengrier Baez
  • U.S. Marines secure a pallet of bottled water on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Japan, March 16, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dengrier Baez
  • U.S. Marines load gear atop a pallet of bottled water on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Japan, March 16, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dengrier Baez
  • U.S. Marines load a pallet of bottled water and hazard protection gear into a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft on U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Japan, March 16, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dengrier Baez
  • U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Kevin Gray directs a forklift driver to position a pallet of hazardous protection gear inside a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft on U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Japan, March 16, 2011.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dengrier Baez
  • U.S. Marines use a multipurpose vehicle to lift a pallet of relief supplies onto a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Japan, March 16, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Wheeler
  • U.S. Marines board a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft on U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Japan, March 16, 2011. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Wheeler
  • U.S. Marines prepare Meals, Ready-To-Eat to for transport as part of earthquake relief efforts on a KC-130J Super Hercules with at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, March 13, 2011. The Marines are assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Megan Angel
  • U.S. Marines secure medical supplies to a loading pallet with a cargo net at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, March 12, 2011. The Marines and supplies will be loaded into KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dengrier M. Baez
  • U.S. Marine Corps Col. Craig Q. Timberlake boards a KC-130J Super Hercules aircraft as part of a mission to provide earthquake relief at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, March 12, 2011. Timberlake is the commanding officer of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dengrier M. Baez