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The State Department has set up a consular task force to respond to concerns about specific U.S. citizens in Japan. Contact them at:

And for those in the tsunami zone outside of Japan:

While damage is reported as slight at most U.S. military facilities in the Pacific region, many have provided contact information to check on servicemembers. This list will be updated as announcements are made.


Yokosuka Naval Base:

On the base web site, there’s a note across the top of the screen that reads:

“As of 2200, [Yokosuka] is in all clear status for the tsunami warning. Normal operations may resume. Resident requiring shelter may do so at the Temporary Personnel Unit.”

Base operator: [from the United States] 011-81-46-816-1110;

Web site:

Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka has set up a family hotline for anyone with concerns about family members, shelter or other earthquake-related activities. The phone bank is available at DSN: 243-1728/1729/1730/1731/1732/ 1733.

Off base in Japan, call 046-816-1728/1729/1730/1731/1732/ 1733.

From outside Japan, call (81)-46-816-1728/1729/1730/1731/1732/1733.


Yokota Air Base:

At this time, no damage or injuries have been reported at Yokota Air Base. The city experienced a 5.0 earthquake at 2:50 p.m. local, according to the base website: Planes were diverted for several hours yesterday from Narita International Airport to Yokota.

The base operator is: 011-81-3117-55-1110 (civilian); 315-225-1110 (DSN).

Misawa Air Base:

Located 300 miles north of Tokyo, there was no mention of the earthquake on the air base website: But reports from a Stars and Stripes editor showed massive power and communication outages.

The base operator phone number is: 011-81-176-77-1110.

Number for the U.S. Naval Air Facility Misawa is: 011-81-3117-66-4363.

Atsugi Naval Air Station:

Atsugi is 30 miles southwest of Tokyo, and about 10 miles inland.

On the naval air facility website, there is the following: “All NAF Atsugi personnel to include CVW5 need to contact their duty office and muster via phone or in person. Tsunami Warning: Avoid coastal areas. All expressways in the Kanto Plain are closed. All Japanese Railroad Services are closed. Narita Airport Flights canceled. Route 134 in Fujisawa closed.”

The Naval Air Facility Atsugi operator phone number is: 011-81-467-63-4455. Base website is:

Sasebo Naval Base:

Sasebo Naval Base is near the city of Nagasaki in the southwest corner of Japan’s four main islands, and thus a great distance from the epicenter of the earthquake.

Phone number for the Fleet Activities Sasebo is: 011-81-956-503029

Base website is:

Camp Zama:

U.S. Army Japan headquarters, located near Atsugi. No mention of the quake on its website.

No hotline, but command post phone number is: 0011-81-464073123.

Camp Fuji: U.S. Marines Corps Combined Arms Training Center. No hotline, but command post phone number is: 0011-81-550-89-6102 (Extension 224-8475)


There is a tsunami warning in effect for Okinawa. The expected time of impact is 6:12 p.m. (Local). A website with some helpful information is:

Later, the website also carried this update: At this time III Marine Expeditionary Force 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.

SOUTH KOREA: No direct impact on U.S. military installations, not at least as far as U.S. military websites indicate.


Guam is located 1,550 miles south of Japan and is under a tsunami alert. However, as of 6 p.m. Friday (German time), U.S. Air Force and Navy websites made no mention of the earthquake in Japan or of a possible tsunami. Phone number to Naval Base Guam is: (671) 339-2115. The website address is:

Phone number for Andersen Air Force Base operator is: 671-366-1110. Website address is:

HAWAII: No mention of the tsunami or the earthquake on U.S. military web sites.

— Kevin Dougherty


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