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March 11, 2011

U.S. Military Provides Help in Wake of
9.0 Earthquake in Japan, Tsunami in Pacific

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Department Ends Voluntary Departure

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 – The Defense Department’s voluntary authorized departures for service members’ eligible family members to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake effectively ended today. Story

U.S. Military Remains Ready to Help Japan

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 – The U.S. military remains ready to help Japan, even as it has repositioned many assets since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake marked a chain of disasters there one month ago, military officials said. Story

Airman Aids Japan Recovery Effort

SENDAI, Japan, April 11, 2011 – A little more than 14 years ago, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Fletcher, who then held the rank of airman basic, was lost on the streets of Tokyo. Story

U.S. Forces Safe After New Japan Quake

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 – U.S. forces in Japan providing support after a devastating earthquake and tsunami last month appear to have dodged a bullet as yet another earthquake rocked northeast Japan today. Story

Japanese Defense Minister Thanks Crew

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 – Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa boarded the USS Ronald Reagan to thank U.S. service members for their help after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Story

Pacific Passage Relocates 2,100 Families

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCORD, Wash., March 31, 2011 – More than 2,100 family members stationed at military bases throughout Japan transitioned through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to safe-haven locations in the United States in March as part of Operation Pacific Passage. Story

Tax Deadline Extended for Some Troops

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 – Service members serving outside of the United States -- including those supporting operations in Libya and Japan -- will receive an automatic two-month tax filing extension this year, officials said. Story

U.S. Marine Team to Aid Japan Recovery

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 – A team of U.S. Marines specifically trained to operate in chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological environments is deploying to Japan. Story

U.S. Forces Continue to Aid Victims

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2011 – American service members in Japan continue to help the Japanese people recover from the catastrophic March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Story

More Than 1,000 Marines, Sailors Deployed

OKINAWA, Japan, March 25, 2011 - More than 1,000 Marines and sailors are supporting Government of Japan-led humanitarian relief efforts following the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan March 11. Story

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