U.S., Japan train together during disaster management drill

(Right to left) Senior Master Sgt. Edward Sponenburg, 459th Airlift Squadron superintendent, and Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector, 459 AS flight engineer, perform pre-flight inspection on a UH-1N Iroquois at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459 AS delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during the drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

(Right to left) U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Edward Sponenburg, 459th Airlift Squadron (AS) superintendent, and Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector, 459 AS flight engineer, perform pre-flight inspection on a UH-1N Iroquois during the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016. Airmen with the 459 AS delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during the drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Members with the Musashimurayama City Hall carry simulated disaster relief supplies to a U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquois at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459th Airlift Squadron delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during the drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Members with the Musashimurayama City Hall carry simulated disaster relief supplies to a U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquois at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459th Airlift Squadron delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during the drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector, 459th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, gives a hand signal to his crewmembers during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill at Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. Every year, members of Yokota practice emergency drills with the Government of Japan to prepare for potential natural disaster emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector, 459th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, gives a hand signal to his crewmembers during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill at Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. Every year, members of Yokota practice emergency drills with the Government of Japan to prepare for potential natural disaster emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector, 459th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, greets to a member with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government after landing the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459 AS practiced delivering simulated relief supplies to Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park in downtown Tokyo. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector, 459th Airlift Squadron (AS) flight engineer, greets a member with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government after landing at the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459 AS practiced delivering simulated relief supplies to the park in downtown Tokyo. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Members with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government pick up simulated relief supplies at Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459 AS practiced delivering simulated relief supplies to Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park in downtown Tokyo. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Members with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government pick up simulated relief supplies at Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459th Airlift Squadron practiced delivering simulated relief supplies to the park in downtown Tokyo. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Capt. Jonathan Bonilla and Capt. Vicente Vasquez, 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Iroquois pilots, fly over Tokyo metropolis, Sept. 4, 2016. Airmen with the 459 AS delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jonathan Bonilla and Capt. Vicente Vasquez, 459th Airlift Squadron (AS) UH-1N Iroquois pilots, fly over Tokyo metropolis, Sept. 4, 2016. Airmen with the 459 AS delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during the annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector, 459th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, performs visual confirmation over Tokyo Bay, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459 AS delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Rector, 459th Airlift Squadron (AS) flight engineer, performs visual confirmation over Tokyo Bay, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459 AS delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during the drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Members with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Fussa Red Cross, Musashimurayama City hall, and Airmen with the 374th Airlift Wing pose for a photo at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459 AS delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

Members with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Fussa Red Cross, Musashimurayama City hall, and Airmen with the 374th Airlift Wing pose for a photo at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 4, 2016, during the Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. Airmen with the 459th Airlift Squadron delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area. U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Annual Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Management Drill took place in Japan, Sept. 4, 2016.  Airmen with the 459th Airlift Squadron delivered simulated disaster relief supplies to the Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park during the drill. The park is located in the Ariake area and is a disaster countermeasure headquarters of the Government of Japan and other local governments during large-scale earthquakes in the metropolitan area.