LCpl Lane: There was a tsunami warning for Okinawa and for all of mainland Japan. Not even about 30 minutes later, look on the news, a tsunami had devastated the whole Sendai area of Northern Japan. The thing that was running through my mind is we're going to have to be prepared to save lives if we have to. About 48 hours after the tsunami hit, we were already on our way in Atsugi. As soon as we got there, we were flying back and forth missions to provide supplies such as diapers, food, oil. Tomodachi in Japanese means friendship. We showed that there's hope for the devastated people of Japan. As a Marine now, you see yourself as making the world a better place, protecting people and keeping the world safe.