RAAF Lifts over a Million Pounds in Japan


RAAF Lifts over a Million Pounds in Japan (1.26 mins)

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has airlifted over one million pounds of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to where it was needed within Japan following the 11 March tsunami and earthquake. The airlifts were part of Operation Pacific Assist - the ADF component of the Australian Government's response to the disaster. During the 12 days of sorties, the RAAF crews made a total of 31 landings at Japanese airfields to deliver everything from food and water, pumps to douse the Fukishima nuclear power plant, and an entire brigade of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force to assist with the disaster relief effort. While the RAAF's four C-17A Globemaster III's continue to support Australian and Coalition forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East, recent events in Queensland, New Zealand and now Japan have shown the RAAF C-17A Globemaster to be an essential part of the Government's capacity to respond to domestic and regional disasters. <a href=";search=20112034" target="_self"> Related Imagery</a>

Publish Date 25 Mar 2011
Tags C-17 Japan Earthquake Tsunami OP Pacific Assist Globemaster 1011550V
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