Denver Joins Entry Points for Families Leaving Japan

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Eli­gi­ble fam­i­ly mem­bers who vol­un­tar­i­ly leave Japan will arrive at Den­ver Inter­na­tion­al Air­port start­ing today aboard char­tered mil­i­tary flights.
Den­ver is the third U.S. arrival loca­tion for these flights, offi­cials said. Flights have been arriv­ing at Seat­tle-Taco­ma Inter­na­tion­al Air­port in Wash­ing­ton state and Travis Air Force Base, Calif., since March 19.

Mil­i­tary rep­re­sen­ta­tives from U.S. Army North will help the arriv­ing pas­sen­gers with fol­low-on arrange­ments.

In what offi­cials describe as a pru­dent pre­cau­tion in the wake of the March 11 earth­quake and tsuna­mi that struck Japan, the Defense Depart­ment is pro­vid­ing eli­gi­ble fam­i­ly mem­bers of depart­ment per­son­nel in Japan an oppor­tu­ni­ty to leave vol­un­tar­i­ly at gov­ern­ment expense.

Source:
U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs)

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