This issue of Rhumb Lines outlines the Navy's response to the magnitude-8.9 earthquake in Japan. The key messages within this document are: "America's Navy is committed to Operation Tomodachi and supporting our longtime ally. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief is a core competency of the Maritime Strategy. U.S. Pacific Fleet remains committed to its regional responsibilities and is positioned to execute any and all operations required. The safety and security of our Sailors, civilians and family members remains a top priority."
Navy Office of Information: http://www.navy.mil/
Rhumb Lines (March 18, 2011)