Crews from the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota AB, Japan, deployed drifter buoys from their C-130s off the coast of northeast Japan, April 29, 2011. The buoys will aid the Japanese government in mapping sea currents to determine the likely path of debris and contamination from the March 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan's northeast coastline. Here, SSgt. Blake Landry, a loadmaster with the squadron, deploys one of the buoys.
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