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Survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami are handed flowers during the 10 year anniversary ceremony of the disaster in Kesennuma, Japan, March 11, 2021. U.S. service members, survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami and Japanese officials stood side-by-side in honoring the 10 year anniversary. U.S. service members, survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami and Japanese officials stood side-by-side in honoring the 10 year anniversary. The U.S. response, Operation Tomodachi, would become the largest Japan-U.S. bilateral operation, involving nearly 25,000 U.S. service members that assisted with aid efforts across the affected areas of Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild) - Survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami are handed flowers during the 10 year anniversary ceremony of the disaster in Kesennuma, Japan, March 11, 2021. U.S. service members, survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami and Japanese officials stood side-by-side in honoring the 10 year anniversary. U.S. service members, survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami and Japanese officials stood side-by-side in honoring the 10 year anniversary. The U.S. response, Operation Tomodachi, would become the largest Japan-U.S. bilateral operation, involving nearly 25,000 U.S. service members that assisted with aid efforts across the affected areas of Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Adam Koffron, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, loads water into an M777 Howitzer to create hydraulic pressure for stuck dummy round removal on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 25, 2021. EOD technicians and artillery Marines conducted normal M777 Howitzer firing procedures, however, dummy rounds were intentionally lodged in the 16.7 ft. barrel of the weapon system so each unit could demonstrate their extraction techniques. Koffron is a native of Mount Vernon, Iowa - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Adam Koffron, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, loads water into an M777 Howitzer to create hydraulic pressure for stuck dummy round removal on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 25, 2021. EOD technicians and artillery Marines conducted normal M777 Howitzer firing procedures, however, dummy rounds were intentionally lodged in the 16.7 ft. barrel of the weapon system so each unit could demonstrate their extraction techniques. Koffron is a native of Mount Vernon, Iowa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)

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