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Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

A young event goer tries on a UH-1N Iroquois aircrew helmet during the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. In Japan, the first day of September is nationwide Disaster Prevention Day in remembrance of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

Event goers gather around a U.S. Air Force ambulance and receive a vehicle tour from Yokota Air Base’s 374th Medical Group personnel during the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. Local law enforcement, fire departments, emergency responders, Japan Self Defense Forces and U.S. Military units were among the more than 140 organizations and approximately 3,000 people who participated in this year’s event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army medical personnel set up for their role in the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. U.S. Military personnel participated in the event as a way to practice and ensure interoperability between the two countries’ emergency aid and relief efforts in the event of a natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

U.S. Air Force and Army medical personnel coordinate what role each service will play during the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. U.S. Military personnel participated in the event as a way to practice and ensure interoperability between the two countries’ emergency aid and relief efforts in the event of a natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

U.S. Army medical personnel and Japan Red Cross members prepare a simulated disaster victim for transport during the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. The scenario for the event this year was a 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred directly underneath the Kanto region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

Japan Red Cross members wait for the call to transport simulated disaster victims during the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. The scenario for the event this year was a 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred directly underneath the Kanto region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

U.S. Air Force emergency medical team treat a simulated disaster victim during the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. The scenario for the event this year was a 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred directly underneath the Kanto region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe watches members of the U.S. Air Force 374th Medical Group treat a simulated disaster victim during the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. In Japan, the first day of September is nationwide Disaster Prevention Day in remembrance of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. (Curtesy photo by Master Sgt. Christine L. English)

Tech. Sgt. Seth Sarrett, 374th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, communicates with an event coordinator for the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill

Tech. Sgt. Seth Sarrett, 374th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, communicates with an event coordinator for the Big Rescue Kanagawa Disaster Prevention Drill, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. Sarrett acted as the translator between event coordinators and a 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Iroquois crew participating in the event by extracting a simulated victim of a natural disaster with a forest penetrating personnel hoist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Staff Sgt. Justin Bender, 374th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, is hoisted into a UH-1N Iroquois with a simulated victim of a natural disaster on a forest penetrating personnel hoist
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Staff Sgt. Justin Bender, 374th Operations Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, is hoisted into a UH-1N Iroquois with a simulated victim of a natural disaster on a forest penetrating personnel hoist, Sept. 1, 2017, at Odawara City, Japan. The 459th Airlift Squadron demonstrated their rescue capabilities among local participants for the first time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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