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Kind of interesting, the standard NEO plan usually is concerned with evacuating civilians from Korea to Japan, not the other way around. They have practiced with this plan so it should be fairly easy to just reverse the process. I just wonder how prepared the bases in Korea are to receive the influx of personnel. For those folks that have never been to Korea, it is a bit different than Japan
Originally posted by PureET
GET OUT OF JAPAN, NOW!
edit on 17-3-2011 by PureET because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Quickfix
All the people in Japan are already dead, its just a matter of time.
Its worse then Chernobyl, which says something...
There is no way those people will be let loose in another country.
If anything some kind of FEMA camp.
The radiation over there is unheard of.
Wasting supplies and other people to help is a very big unneeded risk. Just think how many people are being sent to their deaths....the radiation is airborne, smoke was coming out of the reactors..just think about it for a minute.
Originally posted by schuyler
Somewhat inarticulate for a Captain. he must have just got out of the meeting with the Admiral and not had much time to prepare his remarks. He was winging it. A couple of points based on posts above.
1, Families will have money to buy what they need, whether it is hotel rooms or rent. In situations like this they get a daily rate to pay for stuff like that. The military is quite well-versed in this sort of thing. hey move service members and families every day of the year. When yiou vacate an apartment, you get money for a hotel until you fly out and when you arrive, you get money for a hotel until you move into more permanent quarters. The families will nor experience financial hardship except insofar as E-3s don't get paid all that much to begin with.
2. The Captain said Carrier Air Wing Five (CAW-5) is going to leave base for the north. This Air Wing is composed of eight squadrons, predominantely F/A-18 Hornets (Think Blue Angels) plus electronic warfare, early warning, and a few helicopters. They normally travel with the carrier George Washington. The Captain said they were going to assist in relief efforts.
OK, the choppers could help as could the Greyhounds, which are small cargo planes. But the four Hornet squadrons are the teeth of any carrier strike group. They aren't equipped for "humanitarian" operations. So why would they move? First, they are not moving far, meaning they are keeping the teeth around, but they are abandoning their own carrier. Why would they do that unless they expect radiation to come toward the base?
3. Doesn't sound that voluntary an evacuation to me. I think everyone on base, particularly dependents, just got volunteered.
4. Interesting that they have practiced Korea to Japan evacuations, meaning they expect Korea to heat up sooner or later and are ready for that.