Operation Tomodachi

U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Steve Metham and Senior Chief Damage Controlman David Hernandez observe as an MH-53 Helicopter approaches USS Tortuga (LSD 46) March 12, 2011. Tortuga is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations providing disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to Japan as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (DoD photo by Lt. K. Madison Carter, U. S. Navy/Released)

U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Steve Metham and Senior Chief Damage Controlman David Hernandez observe as an MH-53 Helicopter approaches USS Tortuga (LSD 46) March 12, 2011. Tortuga is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations providing disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to Japan as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (DoD photo by Lt. K. Madison Carter, U. S. Navy/Released)