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: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1148.html
Returning Family Welcome Packet
- Tab A: Information for Dependents of Active Duty Service Members
- Tab B: Information for Department of Defense Civilians
- Tab C: Medical Services Information
- Tab D: Other Useful Links and Contact Information
- Tab E: Travel Liquidation Guidance
- Claims for Personal Property Damage
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.
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
For information regarding a specific command, installation or ship, visit:
- Commander, Navy Region Japan
Commander, Naval Forces Japan
- Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo
- Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka
- Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa
- Naval Air Facility Misawa
- Naval Air Facility Astugi
- Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia
- 7th Fleet
- USS Blue Ridge
- USS George Washington
U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (Navy Medicine)
- Medical Information for Navy and Marine Corps Service Members and Dependents Returning from Japan (March 19, 2011)
- Navy Medicine Guidance for Families to Help Children Cope With the Stress of Disasters
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission