News of the Day: Urban Search and Rescue Teams Return from Japan

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Over a week ago, two Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams were deployed to Japan by the U.S. Agency for International Development, at the request of the Japanese government.  The teams were sent to support search and rescue efforts after the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11.

Yesterday, Virginia Task Force 1 and Los Angeles Task Force 2 safely arrived home after their nine day mission.  Here are some links to local news coverage about the teams' mission and return home:

Join us in saying "thank you" to the US&R team members and their families.  For more information on US&R teams and FEMA, check out these blog posts:

Last Updated: 
06/16/2012 - 14:57
Posted on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 12:09
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Anonymous:

We need to help Japan more!

We need to help Japan more!
Anonymous:

as i remember JAPAN wanted AMERICAN FORCES OUT!!! ...

as i remember JAPAN wanted AMERICAN FORCES OUT!!! how convenient for them to need us now.
Frank Wyant:

Will FEMA be sending unused trailer homes left ove...

Will FEMA be sending unused trailer homes left over from the Katrina event to Japan to help provide shelters for displaced families?

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