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Personnel, planes & dependents headed to Guam

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Guam will see an influx of military personnel and their family members currently stationed in Japan. KUAM News has confirmed that immediate family members of military personnel will begin arriving to Guam this weekend. U.S. Forces Japan Sergeant Major Stephen Valley says those dependents that chose voluntary departure will be headed to Guam, not Korea as was first mentioned on Thursday. 

There were no specific numbers provided as U.S. Forces Japan is still trying to determine how many dependents will be seeking voluntary departure. Sgt. Major Valley added it will be up to the dependents to decide if they will stay in hotels on Guam or leave to the U.S. Mainland. 

In the meantime, Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Officer Lieutenant Jodie Cornell confirms that Navy personnel and planes from Naval Air Facilities Atsugi Japan have already started arriving to Guam flying into Andersen Air Force Base.  More arrivals are anticipated throughout the weekend.

Lt. Cornell added that the naval personnel will be staying at local hotels.  Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association President Mary Torre confirmed with KUAM that Joint Region Marianas has been in contact with eleven partner hotels to arrange accommodations for the military personnel and dependents that come to Guam. 

The Guam USO has also made preparations for the massive influx of military expected to arrive to the territory in the next few days.  The organization provides free breakfast, snacks, internet service and phone calls in addition to many other services. 

Lt. Cornell says more information from Naval Forces Japan is expected soon on the arrival of the naval personnel.

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