Members of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) meticulously check all vehicles and equipment on the flight deck before the ship gets underway to complete the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force onload. Japan. 16/03/2011
Tortuga loaded more than 50 vehicles on their flight deck on Tuesday from the Tomakomai Ko pier.
Tortuga is operating in Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi.
(U. S. Navy Photo by Lt. K. Madison Carter/Released)