A C-17 landed at Sendai airport in northeastern Japan, bringing in relief supplies, March 20, 2011. It was the first C-17 to land at the airport since a powerful earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northeast coast on March 11, 2011. The opening of Sendai to C-17s is one of myriad activities that airmen are carrying out under Operation Tomodachi to bring aid to the people of Japan in the wake of the calamity. Here, airmen at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo load pallets of water, food, and blankets onto the C-17 prior to its flight to Sendai, March 20, 2011.
Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
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