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South Asia Tsunami of 2004
U.S. military cranking up relief efforts for stricken areas in Southeast Asia
U.S. military officials in the Pacific are cranking up humanitarian-assistance and disaster-relief missions to Southeast Asia after a powerful earthquake triggered a catastrophic tsunami along the coastlines of Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and other nations Sunday.
Troops assigned to U.S. tsunami-relief campaign return home to Yokota
Roughly half of Yokota’s force commitment to Operation Unified Assistance, the U.S. military’s tsunami-relief campaign in South Asia, is back home.
Marine Corps graphic illustrator in Okinawa leaving his mark on tsunami relief effort
For years to come, every time the logo for the U.S. military’s post-tsunami relief work is flashed on a screen, Lance Cpl. Michael DeVoe Jr. can remember his role in the effort.
Red Horse Squadron field engineers load up trucks for relief mission
The Air Force here is deploying two teams of its Red Horse field engineers to tsunami-ravaged South Asia.
USS Abraham Lincoln's crew delivers supplies and transports the injured
Since the aircraft carrier arrived off Indonesia’s west coast Sunday, its 17 helicopters have flown nonstop, dawn-to-dusk relief missions to the tsunami-demolished area.
Relief crews encounter scenes of devastation in Indonesia
Striking images of disaster color the experience of servicemembers working in the aftermath of last week’s earthquake and deadly tsunamis in South Asia.
36th Airlift Squadron has a history of helping
Loaded with boxes of food and medical supplies — one trip included team of Spanish aid workers — a fleet of C-130 Hercules cargo planes is continuing a 40-year tradition of moving medium loads of cargo into hostile, austere or devastated areas.