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US military busy ferrying supplies to Japan quake victims

from Stars and Stripes

Maj. Jack Beene hasn’t slept much in the last couple of days. As the first U.S. troop on the ground in Kumamoto Airport since a series of earthquakes shook the region, Beene — a C-130 pilot and Japanese linguist — was charged with making sure the local airport could handle U.S. aircraft bringing in needed supplies for the disaster victims. At the city airport, U.S. C-130 Hercules transport planes and MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft have been helping Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers from the nearby Camp Takayubaru move supplies and equipment in recent days. more


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