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The Baltimore Sun

Humanitarian effort begins

U.S. Air Force Sgt. Ray Decker, with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, prepares his rucksack before boarding an MC-130P Combat Shadow at Yokota Air Base. The squadron has been deployed to Sendai airport to help clear the runway and make it ready for fixed-wing aircraft traffic.Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse / U.S. Air Force