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JOINT PLAN FOR DoD NONCOMBATANT EVACUATION AND REPATRIATION
Nov 2005

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HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20310-0300

JOINT PLAN FOR DOD NONCOMBATANT REPATRIATION
BASIC PLAN

REFERENCES:

a. DoD Directive 3025.14, "Protection and Evacuation of U.S. Citizens and Certain Designated Aliens in Danger Areas Abroad (Short Title: Noncombatant Evacuation Operations),"
November 5,1990.

b. DoD Directive 5124.2, "Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel)," July 5, 1985.

c. “Memorandum of Agreement Between Departments of State and Defense on the Protection and Evacuation of US Citizens and Designated Aliens Abroad," July 14, 1998.

d. Unified Commands, Noncombatant Evacuation Plans.

e. Department of Health and Human Services, National Emergency Repatriation Plan. (December, 1983, revised February 18, 1986.)

f. Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Army, G-1 and the Department of the Army, Installation Management Agency and the United States Army Forces Command, April 3, 2003.

g. Presidential Executive Order 12656, "Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities," 18 November 1988.

h. 31 United States Code 1515, Authorized Apportionments Necessitating Deficiency of Supplemental Appropriations. Dated 13 Sep 82.

i. Joint Federal Travel Regulations Volume 1, Chapter 6 available at https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem (Applies to Uniformed Service Members and Family Members).

j. Joint Travel Regulations Volume 2, Part A, Appendix 1 available at https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem (Applies to Federal Employees and Family Members).

k. Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation, Volume 8, Civilian Pay Policy and Procedures

l. Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation, Volume 12,
Special Account Policy and Procedures, Chapter 23.

m. Department of State Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians in
Foreign Areas) Chapter 600.

n. DoD Directive 1000.25, DoD Personnel Identity Protection (PIP) Program," July
19, 2004

TASK ORGANIZATION: Not applicable.

1. SITUATION

a. General.

(1) Overseas evacuations occur under a variety of circumstances - civil unrest, military uprisings, environmental concerns, natural disasters. Dependent on the situation, the Department of State (DoS) may approve an authorized (voluntary) or ordered (mandatory) departure of federal employees (military and civilian) and their families. In the authorized/ordered departure approval, DoS will designate a particular country, normally the continental United States (CONUS) (the 48 contiguous states and D.C.), as the safe haven for federal employees and their eligible family members for thirty days as they assess the situation. The authorized/ordered departure may be extended in 30 day increments to a maximum of 180 days. Department of Defense (DoD) may have only a few or many noncombatants located in the endangered country.

(2) The departure of private American citizens (AMCITS) is at their own discretion; however, many will normally take advantage of the protection and transportation provided by the United States Government (USG). DoS may also approve the evacuation of selected host nation and third country nationals (TCN’s). When CONUS is declared the safe haven, federal families will be repatriated back into the United States. AMCITS and designated aliens will be brought to safety, and are responsible for reimbursing DoS for transportation costs incurred on their behalf.

b. Authority.

(1) Executive Order (EO) 12656 (Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities) assigns specific responsibilities to various federal agencies during national security emergencies, to include overseas evacuations and subsequent repatriation operations.

(a.) Sec. 1301. Under the direction of the President and in consultation with the Secretaries of Defense (SECDEF) and Health and Human Services (HHS), the Secretary of State (SECSTATE) is responsible for the protection or evacuation of all U.S. citizens abroad, including DoD noncombatants. This authority does not extend to military personnel of the Armed Forces, including Defense Attache Systems and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) personnel assigned to the Embassy, unless
otherwise agreed. DoD is also primarily responsible for the protection and evacuation of U.S. citizen noncombatants at the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo, Cuba.

(b.) Sec 801. The Secretary of Health and Human Services, in coordination with the heads of Federal departments and agencies, is responsible for providing assistance to U.S. citizens or others evacuated from overseas areas, including DoD noncombatants. Their plan relies on state and local government to carry out the operational responsibilities of repatriation.

(c.) Sec 502. SECDEF shall advise and assist the SECSTATE and the heads of other federal Departments and Agencies, as appropriate, in planning for the protection, evacuation, and repatriation of U.S. citizens in overseas areas.

(2) DoD Directive 3025.14 designates the Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent for Repatriation Plans and Operations in connection with the return of noncombatant evacuees. As the Executive Agent, the Secretary of the Army shall:

(a) Appoint the Army member of the Washington Liaison Group (WLG) to coordinate the execution of noncombatant evacuation operations (NEO) responsibilities outlined in the State-Defense Memorandum of Agreement.

(b) Act as the designated DoD Executive Agent for Repatriation planning and operations, and coordinate within the DoD and other Federal Agencies, as well as state and local agencies, as needed, in planning for the reception in the U.S. and onward movement of DoD dependents, non-emergency DoD civilians, U.S nationals, and designated aliens evacuated from overseas areas.

(c) Establish and operate a Joint Repatriation Coordination Center (JRCC) to assume the responsibilities outlined above.

(d) Ensure that procedures are in place that meet the needs of DoD noncombatants as specified in this plan upon arrival to a safe haven location.

(e) Ensure that procedures are in place to collect valid personnel data on evacuees throughout the safe haven period and to distribute this information to agencies throughout the DoD.

(3) The Secretary of the Army has designated the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (G-1), Army, as his Action/Executing Agent to perform the duties described in (a)-(e) above, on his behalf.

(4) The Commander, Forces Command (CDR FORSCOM) as designated by the Commander, United States Joint Forces Command (CDR USJFCOM) and the Commander, United States Pacific Command (CDR USPACOM) are the Army's
executing agents for repatriation operations. CDR FORSCOM is responsible to the G-1 for executing repatriation operations in CONUS and U.S. territories other than those in the Pacific theater. CDR USPACOM is responsible for repatriation operations in Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. territories in the Pacific. In addition, as directed by CDR USJFCOM, CDR FORSCOM has tasking authority over the Services in CONUS with respect to repatriation operations.

(5) See command line organizational structure below.

c. Assumptions.

(1) A threat of general war will not exist at the time this plan is implemented.

(2) Full mobilization activities will not be in progress.

(3) Noncombatant Evacuation Operations are not resulting from execution of an existing Operations Plan (OPLAN) or Major Regional Conflict (MRC) scenario.

(4) Evacuation of DoD noncombatant evacuees has been authorized/ordered by the Department of State.

(5) Adequate civilian and military transportation will be available in the overseas area involved. Although returning evacuees may arrive at military and civilian ports of debarkation (PODs), it is anticipated that most arrivals will be at military PODs. The primary mode of transportation will be U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) controlled airlift (either military or civilian charter). It is anticipated that limited use will be made of sea transport.

(6) Although the evacuation of pets with families is not authorized by Federal Regulations, past experience has shown that evacuees will bring pets with them. Therefore, repatriation centers and intermediate processing/staging areas must be prepared to take care of pets. Families are financially responsible for moving their pets to and from the theater. IAW DoDR 4515.13, the transportation of pets at government expense is not an entitlement; but rather, "Passengers traveling under Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders may be allowed to ship their pets at their own personal expense. For this privilege, pets are defined as 'dogs and cats only,' and are limited to two for each family. Requests to deviate from this policy, i.e., number, type, or weight of pets, will be submitted through Service Headquarters to Air Mobility Command (AMC) for consideration." Also, see Annexes M and N for further discussion regarding pets.

(7) Carry-on baggage is subject to limitations imposed by the carrier. Unaccompanied baggage, household goods, and privately owned vehicles (POVs) will NOT accompany evacuees, but may be shipped separately.

(8) Medical evacuation will normally be through aero-medical channels. Alternate modes of transportation must be considered in instances where airlift is not available because of higher priorities.

(9) Authority under 31 USC 1515 allows the evacuation of personnel without regard to the availability of an appropriation. Evacuation and repatriation costs not capable of being absorbed within current mission funds will require a request for supplemental funding from Congress.

(10) Sufficient civilian and military aerial and seaports of debarkation will be available to support execution of this plan.

(11) Evacuation of multiple theaters or geographic areas may occur simultaneously and require concurrent actions.

(12) Repatriation Centers may be required to process individuals other than DoD personnel.

(13) DoS may request HHS to assume responsibility for all repatriation operations, including DoD noncombatants, after operations have commenced. In this case, the HHS plans and orders take precedence over those of HQDA, G-1. However,
HQDA, G-1 will still be responsible for ensuring all DoD families are properly cared for and receive their evacuation allowances.

(14) DoD families outside the Theater may be prevented from entering the Theater due to a stop-movement order. This order will affect families on leave or those about to make a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move.

(15) Each DoD family may elect to evacuate individually via commercial air or alternate means of transportation.
Note: Should war (full mobilization) be declared, the Department of Health and Human Services National Repatriation Plan as governed by Executive Order 12656 will be implemented.

d. Supporting Agencies.

(1) Military Services, Defense Agencies

(a) Army
(b) Navy
(c) Air Force
(d) U.S. Marine Corps
(e) Defense Agencies, to include:

(1.) Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
(2.) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
(3.) Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
(4.) National Security Agency (NSA)
(5.) Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
(6.) National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
(7.) Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
(8.) Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
(9.) Defense Commissary Agency (DECA)
(10.) Service Exchange Agencies (AAFES, NES)

(2) U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)

(a) Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)
(b) Air Mobility Command (AMC)
(c) Military Sealift Command (MSC)

(3) Department of Homeland Security

(a) U.S. Coast Guard
(b) Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

e. Coordinating Departments, Commands, and Agencies.

(1) Supported theater/combatant commander.

(2) Department of State (DoS).

(3) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

(a) Social Security Administration, Office of Family Assistance, Repatriation Program.
(b) United States Public Health Service, Quarantine Office.

(4) Department of Justice (DoJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

(5) Department of Treasury, Office of Fiscal Service.

(6) Department of Transportation (DoT), Maritime Administration.

(7) Department of Homeland Security.

(a) Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

(b) Federal Emergency Management Agency

(8) Non-Government Agencies [(i.e., American Red Cross (ARC), Salvation Army, United Services Organization (USO), etc.)]

2. MISSION.

a. To provide for the orderly, expeditious debarkation, processing and onward movement of DoD noncombatant evacuees and non-DoD evacuees (if required), when withdrawn by national authority from an overseas location under non-emergency conditions. The mission pertains to operations directed by the Department of State, the Department of Defense or other appropriate authority whereby noncombatants are evacuated from a foreign country when their lives are endangered by war, civil unrest or natural disaster to safe havens typically in the Continental United States (CONUS).

b. To provide assistance for DoD families who are prevented from entering the overseas country on PCS orders or from returning to their homes within the overseas country by a stop-movement order.

c. To monitor the entire safe haven situation until DoD families are rejoined with their sponsors or go to designated places.

3. EXECUTION.

a. Concept of Operation.

(1) At the onset of a crisis situation in an overseas country, Department of State (DoS) will hold senior level interagency meetings with DoD and other Federal Agencies to discuss the potential evacuation. If it appears that DoD will assist in the evacuation, the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) will authorize and direct the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) to issue an appropriate warning order to the supported Combatant Commander. The Secretary of State’s formal request, when approved by the President, will generate the Execute Order directing NEO. If CONUS has been declared the safe haven, the magnitude of the operation and composition of evacuees (DoD, AMCITs, host nation personnel, TCNs, etc.) will determine DoD’s involvement in the repatriation operation.

(2) During an evacuation when an official Repatriation Site is established, availability of air and/or surface transportation will be determined by the DoS and/or USTRANSCOM in coordination with the supported Combatant Commander upon receipt of the warning order. The actual number of evacuees arriving in CONUS (to include Alaska and/or Hawaii) will vary daily, based on transportation scheduling in coordination with the overseas theater.

(3) HQDA, G-1 will coordinate and direct the repatriation operation as well as the assistance provided to other eligible DoD families who are unable to enter the subject country due to the stop movement order.

(4) CDR FORSCOM and CDR USPACOM, as the executing agents, will assist the designated Repatriation Site(s) during the execution of the repatriation operation as ordered by HQDA, G-1. They will provide assistance to the Repatriation Site in their planning and coordination efforts with other DoD agencies, the Military Services, Federal, state and local agencies as required.

(5) The individual Military Services/DoD Agencies will provide necessary support to effectively receive and process respective families, both evacuees who enter through designated Repatriation Sites (see Annex O) and also eligible families who are unable to process through these sites (stop movement personnel or those who come out via commercial air). Under HQDA oversight, the Services/DoD Agencies will assume follow-on responsibility for their respective family members throughout the family’s safe haven period (see Annex D; JFTR, Volume 1,Chapter 6; JTR Vol 2, Part A, Appendix 1 and Entitlements Messages).

(6) Evacuations also may occur when no repatriation site is established.

b. Responsibilities.

(1) The Supported Combatant Commanders will:

(a) Fully develop OPLAN ANNEX C, Appendix 10 to maximize Noncombatant Evacuation without impeding the deployment of warfighters and their equipment.

(b) Coordinate and develop Contingency Plans (CONPLANs) for designated areas of responsibility (AORs). See Annex C, CDR USPACOM Authority/ Responsibilities.

(c) Ensure that all supporting NEO plans within the supported Combatant Commander’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) are integrated to address NEO issues from initial evacuation through departure from the Combatant Commander’s AOR. These plans should ensure that all DoD family members in the command are accounted for, to include those who are out of the country on leave and cannot return.

(d) Provide the JRCC with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of individuals on leave out of the country. Provide evacuee data (e.g., number of evacuees, names of individuals on flights, designated POD, etc.) to the JRCC, with an information copy to CDR FORSCOM and Component MAJCOM, AFAG and/or USPACOM J-1.

(e) Provide HQDA, DAPE-MP-PRO, a copy of their OPLAN ANNEX C, Appendix 10 for review and coordination prior to Joint Staff review of the OPLAN.

(f) Ensure that all DoD employees and family members in the command have adequate documentation (see Annex N). Keeping NEO packets updated will eliminate a great deal of difficulty for families if they are evacuated.

(g) Ensure family integrity is maintained as much as possible during the movement. Every evacuee must be assigned an identification number and must be entered into the Defense Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) Tracking System (NTS) prior to departure from overseas. The overseas command will appoint noncombatant evacuee escorts for all unaccompanied DoD dependent children and individuals with special needs from point of embarkation to their final safe haven location. The overseas command funds escort travel if the escort is returning to the theater upon completion of mission. Escorts must carry with them proper guardianship papers or powers of attorney that allow them to turn over children to appropriate family members in the U.S.

(h) Early in the evacuation planning cycle, coordinate directly with HQDA, G-1 to determine which repatriation sites have been designated and the flow priority. Site selections will be made by HQDA, G-1 in coordination with the Washington Liaison Group (WLG), DoS, HHS, USTRANSCOM and the Service Commands. The supported Combatant Commander provides funding for USTRANSCOM chartered flights.

(i) Securely tag all luggage accompanying family members.

(j) Following the completion of the evacuation, the supported commander will provide DAPE-MP-PRO with an After Action Report (AAR) of "Lessons Learned."

(k) Ensure individual repatriation operations are supported, i.e., those operations whereby evacuees depart overseas under individually arranged travel itineraries.

(1) Office of Secretary of Defense shall: Coordinate with Department of Army G-1 in all planning aspects of the evacuation and repatriation operation.

(a) The Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)) shall work closely with the Department of State on NEO policy matters, shall provide guidance for military assistance for protection or evacuation of noncombatants, and shall appoint the DoD Executive Agent for Repatriation.

(b) The Assistant Secretary of Defense ((Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict) (ASD(SO/LIC)) shall act as NEO coordinator for the Secretary of Defense within the Department of Defense and shall coordinate with the Department of Army to ensure the timely reception, processing and monitoring of the movement, location and welfare of noncombatant evacuees from the evacuation area to their safe haven and return to their duty station or onward movement to final destination.

(c) The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (PDUSD(P&R)) shall coordinate with ASD(SO/LIC) and Department of Army to suspend, as required, the forward movement of DoD noncombatants to any danger area abroad and authorize return; and shall ensure reimbursement of expenses for DoD noncombatants and uniformity among the military Services regarding allowances for per diem, travel and transportation.

(2) Department of Army, as appointed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the DoD Executive Agent for Repatriation, shall:

(a) Develop and maintain a Joint Plan for DoD Noncombatant Repatriation.

(b) Designate and ensure Repatriation Sites are established and repatriation supporting plans are developed for each site. Ensure DoD noncombatants evacuated under conditions addressed by this plan receive adequate assistance and support upon arrival at the Repatriation Center(s). Additionally, the DoD Executive Agent will ensure that families affected by the stop movement order receive the same quality of assistance and support received by the families that have been processed through the Repatriation Center(s).

(c) Ensure noncombatant personnel accountability procedures and automated systems are in place.

(d) Establish a Joint Repatriation Coordination Center (JRCC) as described in Annex A for large-scale evacuations/repatriations.

(e) Coordinate within DoD and with other Federal, state and local agencies all matters related to the repatriation of DoD noncombatant evacuees as well as emergency repatriation planning by civilian agencies.

(f) Be the central point of contact within DoD for all statistical information relative to the evacuation and the status of DoD families.

(g) Monitor and coordinate transportation requirements with USTRANSCOM and Joint Task Force commanders as required.

(3) CDR FORSCOM and CDR USPACOM, as executing agents, will: Execute this plan upon direction of the HQDA, G-1. Implementing instructions are found in Annexes B, C and D.

(4) Military Services/DoD Agencies will:

(a) Provide funding for safe haven expenses of all respective personnel affected by the departure. (Army will provide a fund cite for emergency usage IAW JFTR Volume 1, Chapter 6 and JTR Volume 2, Part A, Appendix 1. Army will be reimbursed for any costs incurred for non-Army personnel.) (See Annex J.)

(b) Provide personnel for staffing the JRCC as required. The JRCC will provide all guidance to the field regarding entitlements pursuant to the evacuation. (See Annex A.)

(c) As required by CDR FORSCOM and CDR USPACOM, provide augmentation personnel for designated Repatriation Sites. (See Annex D, Appendix 1.)

(d) Perform family assistance sponsorship functions for respective family members. (See Annex H.)

(e) As required by CDR FORSCOM and CDR USPACOM, assume
responsibility for the repatriation processing and onward movement of evacuees through respective Repatriation Sites. (See Annex O.)

(5) Installation/Base Commanders with primary processing responsibilities to the selected port(s) of debarkation listed in Annex O will:

(a) Execute the repatriation mission upon direction of HQDA, G-1. Assistance to evacuees may include, but is not limited to, financial aid, family needs and health care, temporary lodging, legal and personal affairs, civilian personnel actions, etc. (See Annex D.)

(b) Develop and maintain supporting plans in conjunction with HQDA, G-1 and CDR FORSCOM and CDR USPACOM (as applicable).

(c) Following the completion of the repatriation operation, the Installation/Base Commander will provide DAPE-MP-PRO with an After Action Report or "Lessons Learned."

(6) U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) will:

(a) Coordinate the movement of evacuees to PODs with the supported Combatant Commander and JRCC to manage the flow of evacuees and preclude the stressing of processing capabilities of any one POD. Should any Repatriation Center become saturated, HQDA, G-1 will work with the supported Combatant Commander and USTRANSCOM to reschedule or, as a last resort, divert flights to another Repatriation Center. USTRANSCOM will provide evacuee arrival schedules to the POD to prevent processing backlogs and to provide expeditious movement through the POD. Upon departure from the evacuated country, Air Mobility Command (AMC) will provide arrival information and an on-board manifest communicated via their command and control system to the designated ports of debarkation.

(b) Perform transportation management functions in support of evacuation and repatriation operations.

(c) If necessary, arrange for additional terminal facilities, provide for temporary open and covered storage facilities, and arrange for additional support personnel, as required.

(d) Arrange for group movement of evacuees, as required, in accordance with applicable travel regulations.

c. Coordinating Instructions:

(1) Direct communication between the Military Services and DoD Agencies is authorized in planning and execution.

(2) Base Commanders with primary processing responsibilities at the port of debarkation will coordinate with appropriate Federal agencies, e.g., Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS); Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP); Quarantine Officer, Public Health Services, etc.; state and local officials; and supporting agencies of military Departments in preparation and execution of supporting plans.

(3) The Joint Repatriation Coordination Center (JRCC) will maintain liaison with the Department of State, U.S. Embassy, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and the U.S. Army Casualty and Memorial Affairs Operations Center (CMAOC) as appropriate in the case of the death of an official DoD evacuee. See Annex A, Appendix 2 for procedural details in this event.

4. Administration and Logistics

a. DoD evacuees will proceed from OCONUS to the designated Repatriation Site/safe haven location using an evacuation travel order/DD Form 1610 (Request and Authorization for TDY Travel of DoD Personnel) prepared by an authorized DoD representative upon notification of evacuation (see Annex J). In cases where an order cannot be prepared overseas prior to departure, the appropriate Service representative at the processing center will publish the evacuation travel order to send the evacuated family from their retroactive point of departure through to their final destination. Only DoD personnel (military and civilian) and command-sponsored dependents are entitled to transportation and housing from the POE to final safe haven. All others, i.e., private AMCITS, accompanying alien family members and escorts, and host nation and TCN evacuees must proceed at their own expense IAW the JFTR and JTR.

b. Arriving noncombatant evacuees will be processed and onward moved to their final safe haven location as expeditiously as possible. If transportation arrangements cannot be made for immediate onward movement after processing, arrangements will be made for temporary housing at military installations or commercial facilities.

c. Each Service is responsible for providing financial assistance for their eligible military and civilian employees and their families. Financial assistance is provided in the form of deployable teams to designated repatriation sites for initial payments to evacuees. It also includes all follow-on payments to evacuees while in safe haven locations, as well as initial and follow-on payments for eligible individuals who were unable to process through a repatriation site. These payments will be made by Service designated centralized locations. Per agreements made between the specific Services and DFAS, DFAS will provide financial support for Army and DoD Agency noncombatants. (See Annex J.) Specific guidance articulating DoD fund cites may be found in the Entitlements Message for Personnel Withdrawing from a particular country under evacuation notice.

d. Upon arrival of evacuees at their final destination, the nearest installation in the local area is responsible for family support in coordination with the evacuee’s sponsoring Service or agency. The sponsoring installation will assist the family, regardless of Service affiliation, with any problems or needs that may arise, such as family support, return transportation requirements, household goods claims, etc. The
sponsoring installation will also provide assistance to families affected by stop movement orders.

e. It should be noted that each DoD Repatriation Site, in conjunction with and support of HHS, should be prepared to process all U.S. citizens and designated foreign nationals.

f. Each Service has designated follow-on family support service to a separate office/agency (see Annex H, Appendix 1). Based on DoS and DoD guidance, these designated offices/agencies will provide evacuees with information regarding changes in status as required for families to move from their safe haven to a designated place or return to their overseas location and provide updated information in the Automated Repatriation Reporting System (ARRS).

g. HQDA, G-1, in conjunction with CDR FORSCOM, CDR USPACOM,
and the Services will monitor the overall situation of DoD families while in a safe haven status.

5. Command and Communications

a. Command. For repatriation operations, CDR FORSCOM and CDR USPACOM are the supported commanders for the designated Repatriation Installation/Base Commander upon execution of this plan. The JRCC is an ad hoc organization chaired by HQDA, G-1 and, on order, is staffed by Service representatives in the Pentagon, who will coordinate the repatriation operation and provide the initial support to families who have been unable to process through the Repatriation Site. (See Annexes A and H as well). The support comes by way of an explanation of entitlements, preparation of orders, collection of DD Form 2585(s) (Repatriation Processing Center Processing Sheet), providing information to evacuees, and coordination with Defense Finance & Accounting Service (DFAS). See Annex J for more information.

b. Communication. Service communication agencies will be prepared to augment communications facilities with sufficient personnel to accommodate additional workloads and/or expanded communications services as required.

ANNEXES:

A. Joint Repatriation Coordination Center (JRCC)

B. CDR FORSCOM Authority/Responsibilities

C. USPACOM Authority/Responsibilities

D. Repatriation Center Operations

E. Public Affairs Procedures

F. Claims

G. Civilian Personnel Operations

H. Family Support Policies and Family Center Responsibilities

I. Automated Repatriation Reporting System

J. Financial Management

K. Compensation

L. OCONUS Safe Havens

M. Pet Policy and Responsibilities

N. NEO Kit

O. Repatriation Sites

P. Acronyms

Q. Definitions

R. Distribution

S. Forms

BASIC PLAN

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