RAAF C-17 Carries Emergency Services Task Force to Japan

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RAAF C-17 Carries Emergency Services Task Force to Japan (1.12 mins)

The first wave of disaster relief and humanitarian assistance from the Australian Government has arrived in Japan following the devastating 11 March earthquake and tsunami. In a joint effort by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Emergency Management Australia (EMA), an Emergency Services Task Force drawn mainly from the NSW Disaster Assistance Response Team has arrived in Japan aboard a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster. The 75-strong task force includes members of the NSW Police, Fire and Ambulance services, four ACT fire fighters, and two search and rescue dog handlers from Queensland. The Task Force has arrived via a C-17 Globemaster from 36 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) While the Task Force will focus on Urban Search and Rescue in Japan's worst affected areas, the RAAF C-17 Globemaster and aircrew will assist the Japanese authorities with heavy airlift capability as part of the international disaster relief effort. <a href="http://111.125.172.46/fotoweb/Grid.fwx?archiveId=5000&amp;search=20112034" target="_self"> Related Imagery</a>

Publish Date 14 Mar 2011
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