Airmen and Marines carry out survey mission

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Airlift leadership and a joint team of U.S. Air Force and Marine search and rescue members, flew on a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 33rd Rescue Squadron here March 13 to conduct surveys of damaged areas and meet with Japanese officials to discuss plans for possible missions in the future.

They are part of the American disaster relief forces deployed here to assist with Japan's earthquake and tsunami recovery efforts after an earthquake measuring 8.9 in magnitude that hit the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Northeastern Japan March 11.

About 100 people and three MC-130Ps from the 353rd Special Operations Group have deployed to Yokota Air Base to support relief operations.