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Joining Forces

On Tuesday, April 12th, first lady Michelle Obama announced “Joining Forces,” an initiative to support the unique challenges faced by troops and military Families. Full Story

Red Cross website links Japan-based troops to home

In the wake of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, Red Cross officials are encouraging U.S. servicemembers and families posted there to register with an online resource intended to keep family and friends back home informed of their welfare.Full Story

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Message to Americans in Japan
U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos issued a message to Americans living there to bring them up to date on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsuna...
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IRS tax tips can save Soldiers money, time
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Casey receives 'Order of the Rising Sun' decoration
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Google Person Finder

Google launched a Person Finder that will help people search for missing family and friends. Google Person Finder allows you to search for people or prove information on someone that may be missing.



TRICARE help

Important Information for Family Members Who Left Japan in Response to the March 11, 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami 

To ensure uninterrupted access to care, TRICARE beneficiaries who have relocated, but are still enrolled to military clinics or hospitals in Japan, need to make a decision about their TRICARE Prime enrollment before June 30, 2011. After this date, unauthorized care received in the continental United States may be subject to cost-shares and up front payments (the link also includes vital info for those not returning to Japan). For more information visit http://www.tricare.mil/tsunami/default.aspx

 

New Features Allow Users Access to Expanded Personal Health Data at TRICARE Online "Blue Button"

A new feature on TRICARE Online at www.tricareonline.com now allows users access to expanded personal health data, including lab results, patient history and diagnoses, and provider visits.



Power Outage

JPN PM Kan announced rolling power outages / blackouts due to power supply degradation of Fukushima Nuclear plant.

  • Outages MAY occur starting 14 March
  • Group 1 (CZ & SHA): 0620-1000, 1650-2030
  • Group 5 (SGD): 1530-1900
  • HB/APC still being determined; YND not affected
  • Outages could possibly last 60 days; outages could be intermittent

Way Ahead

  • Notify community of scheduled power outage times and the need for everyone to conserve power at work / home; unscheduled power outages could occur at any time.
  • Identify / prioritize key facilities that must maintain power.
  • Facilities that require power without backup, must develop plan to mitigate to prevent impact to mission.
  • USARJ must develop plan to mitigate impact on mission due to power outage.


U.S. Army Japan/1st Corps Forward Prepares for Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Response

In response to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred Friday, 11 March in the vicinity of Sendai, Japan, U.S. Army Japan/1st Corps Forward has fully activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and is mobilizing a disaster assessment team to assist with bilateral humanitarian aid/disaster relief support operations in northern Japan. U.S. Army Japan is sending a ten person team made up of translators, personnel from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Japan Engineer District, communications experts, and medical personnel. The disaster assessment team will depart Camp Zama, in Kanagawa Prefecture and deploy to the Sendai area to join with the U.S. Forces Japan forward command post that is in place to synch U.S. efforts with their Japan Self Defense counterparts.

U.S. Army Japan's primary mission is the defense of Japan, as part of the U.S.-Government of Japan Mutual Security Alliance. This operation is in response to requests by the Japanese Government to assist in rescue and recovery operations.



Japan's Military Installations at a Glance

Military Installation Guide

This is brief information on Japan’s Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force Military Installations. You can also find links where you can learn more about the installation’s Community Service Centers, Moral, Welfare and Recreation, Units and much more.

Japan is an island nation located off the east coast of the Asian Continent. Mainland Japan has roughly 4,000 Soldiers, civilians, contractors and family members assigned to different areas, with slightly higher numbers of civilians and contractors than military. Japanese Nationals comprise over half of the work force.

 

United States Army Camp Zama, Japan

The Camp Zama community is comprised of three main housing areas on mainland Japan: Camp Zama, Sagamihara and Sagami Depot. All three are located in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles southwest of Tokyo. The military community comprises a very small percentage of the prefecture population.

Read about Camp Zama Japan

 

Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan 

Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi is the largest Naval Air Facility in the Pacific. NAF Atsugi is located in the Tokyo area in the Kanagawa Prefecture in Ayase City. NAF Atsugi the place where General Douglas MacArthur first set foot on Japanese soil on his way to attend the formal surrender ceremony.

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Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan

Navy Family Service Center U.S. Fleet Activities, Sasebo, Japan 
PSC 476 Box 62 FPO AP 96322-1114

Sasebo is in the northern part of Nagasaki Prefecture on the northwest corner of the island of Kyushu. It is located 900 miles southwest of Tokyo, 110 miles from Korea and about 1 ½ hours north of Nagasaki City. Sasebo has a rich history going back to 1883 when the fishing village did its part for the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Read the entire article about Sasebo

 

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan 

 At the eastern end of Yamaguchi Prefecture is Iwakuni. Its southeastern part faces the Inland Sea and its northern part adjoins Otake City in Hiroshima Prefecture. The city is backed by mountains and its front borders the Seto Inland Sea for a distance of some 1.3 kilometers. Iwakuni is located 300 miles West of Osaka and 30 miles from Hiroshima. Tokyo is 600 miles East of Iwakuni.

Find out more on MCAS Iwakuni

 

Yokota Air Force Base, Japan

Yokota Air Base is on the island of Honshu, Japan, on the Kanto Plain 28 miles northwest of Tokyo at the foothills of the Okutama Mountains. The base is within the boundaries of: Akishima, Fussa, Hamura, Mizuho, Musashi-Murayama, and Tachikawa. Approximately 3,446 of Yokota’s 11,000 population are active duty military.   

Learn about Yokota Air Force Base and Yokota Support

 



Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships

Our Community Support Coordinators have established key legal and financial partnerships that will help make your life as a member of the Army Family better!



Disaster in Japan

For the latest information about the disaster in Japan, including resources for locating family and friends, visit our Disaster in Japan page.



Japan Earthquake 2011 Family Support

A response community for the earthquake near Japan and resulting tsunami containing information for Family members affected by the Japan disaster.



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