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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Information


A large ferry boat rests inland amidst destroyed houses after a 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan March 11. As part of Operation Tomodachi, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit delivered much-needed relief supplies to the Japanese citizens in the area. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Garry Welch/Released) 110320-M-0145H-063

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released) 110314-N-MU720-001

Pacific Homecoming Guide for Voluntary Authorized Departed Family Members


NAVADMIN 132/11: Termination of Authorized Voluntary Departure and Stop Movement for Dependents of Uniformed Service Members in Japan

Joint Support Force Message: On 14 April, 2011, the U.S. State Department lifted the voluntary departure order. At this time, Joint Support Force (JSF) is working out the details and will announce specifics as soon as Department of Defense guidance is finalized. In the meantime, entitlements previously described will continue. Family members will soon receive instructions on how to obtain return flights and proceed from their selected locations. We want to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible for our family members and are working to reunite them with their loved ones as soon as we can.

According to JSF officials, do not obtain any travel arrangements until authorized to do so.
For additional information, please see Department of State website: 

Returning Family Welcome Packet

Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS)
All affected personnel are ordered to account, and complete an assessment if impacted by this event. If Sailors or their Families don't have access to a computer, they can call the 24-Hour Navy Emergency Coordination Center at: 1-877-414-5358.

VIDEO: Commander, Navy Installations Command Talks About Support To For Returning Families
Vice Adm. Michael Vitale talks about support to family members returning from Japan. This includes the use of the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS), a new means family members have to request support.

NAVADMIN 094/11 - DON Civilian Entitlements/Authorized Departure
March 21, 2011

Navy Provides Departure Support for Family Members
March 19, 2011

Family Departure Pamphlet
March 19, 2011

Navy Live Disaster Relief Page
Navy Live is the official blog of the Navy.

Department of State

Information regarding the disaster in Japan including travel to and from the country can be found at the Department of State website. 

Embassy of the United States (Tokyo, Japan)
Information regarding the Earthquake and Tsunami that has affected Japan can be found at the Embassy of the United States (Tokyo, Japan) website.

Embassy Travel Warning
Update for American Citizens March 20, 2011

Travel Policies of Major U.S. Airlines for Japan

Japan Relief Photo Gallery

For information regarding a specific command, installation or ship, visit:


U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (Navy Medicine)


U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Be Ready Navy—Be informed before, during, and after an incident; make a written family emergency plan; and build an emergency supply kit good for at least three days.

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