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    Marine Corps Responds to Tsunami Warning

    OKINAWA, AICHI, JAPAN

    03.11.2011

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    III Marine Expeditionary Force   

    OKINAWA, Japan - In response to today's earthquake in Japan and subsequent tsunami warning, Marine Corps Bases Japan has activated its Base Emergency Operations Center to monitor the situation and coordinate Marine Corps actions. MCBJ has evacuated residents living in low-lying areas on Camp Foster, lower Camp Lester, and Camp Kinser to an elevation of at least 30 feet/10 meters as a precautionary measure.

    At this time III MEF Marines and sailors have not been directed to provide assistance in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The U.S. State Department is the lead agency for the U.S. government that is coordinating any requests for assistance by the government of Japan.

    We will continue to monitor the tsunami, coordinate with other U.S. forces on Okinawa, and take action to ensure the safety of military personnel, family members, civilian employees and contractors.

    Media queries can be directed to Marine Corps Bases Japan Consolidated Public Affairs Office at okinawapao@usmc.mil.

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    Date Taken: 03.11.2011
    Date Posted: 03.11.2011 05:45
    Story ID: 66841
    Location: OKINAWA, AICHI, JP

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