U.S. Military Personnel, Facilities In Japan Survive Quake, Tsunami Unscathed -- Stars And Stripes
Some 86,000 U.S. servicemembers, civilian defense employees and their family members in Japan are believed safe after a massive one-two punch from a historic earthquake and ensuing tsunami, Defense Department officials said Friday morning.
“All of the different forces in Japan and in the surrounding area are going through 100 percent accountability checks,” said Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman. “So far everyone’s been accounted for, but those accountability checks are going on in those locations.”
There had been no significant damage to U.S. ships, aircraft, or facilities, either, Lapan said.
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