Don't care much for cheap patriotism [the kind that is generally displayed by both political parties during election years], but I've always been proud to be a citizen of a nation that so quickly uses its wealth and power to come to the aid of others.
Los Angeles County USAR Team Activated For Japan Quake
[USAR stands for Urban Search and Rescue]
The LAFD personnel on this team had just returned from New Zealand. As soon as I read the article, I wondered where the USMC was. Here you go:
Military Gears Up to Help Japan
Above is the USS Essex, which is currently underway to Japan.