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Opération Tomodachi

Answering Earthquake and Tsunami, U.S. to Japan Five Years Ago: 'Tell Us What You Need'

Scott Van Buskirk | Posted 03.15.2017 | Home
Scott Van Buskirk

Five years ago this month, a megathrust earthquake shook the northeast coast of Japan and triggered a tsunami that swallowed whole communities. The de...

A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission, Part 4: Living With the Aftermath

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 05.18.2013 | Home
Roger Witherspoon

"He kept saying 'Not my boots, too. My wife just bought them for me.' But they made him take them off anyway, and he was just there, naked. Then they made him scrub," recalled Maurice Enis, navigator of the USS Ronald Reagan, one of the Navy's newest aircraft carriers.

A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission, Part 3: Cat and Mouse with a Nuclear Ghost

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

It is the most enduring falsehood of commercial nuclear power, promoted heavily by both the industry and its watchdog, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It is a myth with two conflicting premises.

A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: The Navy Life -- Into the Abyss

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

To the U.S. government, Operation Tomodachi was just another big humanitarian aid and rescue mission in which the nearest Navy fleet and many land-based personnel rushed to the aid of an ally in need.

WATCH: U.S. Soldiers Bring Aid To Remote Japanese Communities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, American soldiers are mounting relief efforts, bringing supplies to Japanese communiti...