U.S. Navy Lt. Peter Kennedy, a patrol plane commander with Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, disembarks a P-3 Orion aircraft to confirm departure status in snowy weather at Naval Air Facility Misawa March 26, 2011. The storm brought 7 inches of snow and slightly delayed the Operation Tomodachi relief efforts of about 500 Navy personnel and several aircraft. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow, U.S. Navy/Released)