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Mar 24, 2011 3:43 PM by Greg Boyce

Northcomm aids evacuation of military personnel from Japan

DENVER (AP) - Some U.S. military families evacuated from Japan are heading to Denver on charter flights. The military says the first planes coming to Denver
International Airport are expected Thursday. It wasn't immediately clear how many flights are bound for Denver or how many people are aboard.

Other flights carrying military families from Japan are arriving at Seattle-Tacoma Airport in Washington and Travis Air Force Base in California.  The U.S. Northern Command has reception centers at all three locations to help the families arrange temporary lodging, food, pet care and other accommodations.
Northern Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base, is responsible for the military defense of U.S. soil and supporting civilian agencies in natural or human-caused disasters.

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