A regiment of soldiers was dispatched to devastated towns in central Italy to join a force approaching 4,400 rescue workers.
The hybrid of blimp, helicopter and airplane is designed to stay aloft for days at a time.
The Kabul-based university was where five gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms abducted one American and one Australian professor last month.
'If I did go, I would be dead by now,' Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 23, said in federal court.
No serious injuries or deaths were reported, but numerous homes and other structures in Kokomo were damaged, state police said.