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Airmen free to travel to London

7/12/2005 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- In conjunction with the United Kingdom government, U.S. Air Forces in Europe senior military officials now consider the London situation stabilized to the point where unofficial travel to London is acceptable.

However, Airmen and their families will be asked to avoid areas where British authorities are still conducting search and recovery operations as a result of the July 7 terrorist attacks in London.

The original USAFE guidance was put in place to keep unnecessary people away from affected areas and from disrupting the mass transit system, as well as to await the U.K. government’s assessment of the situation and possibility for subsequent attacks.

Officials said they will continue to work closely with the appropriate U.K. authorities regarding this matter.

“We couldn’t be more saddened,” said Gen. Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong, USAFE commander. “Our hearts and thoughts are with those personally involved, as well as their friends and families. Our forces are ready and willing to help the UK government if needed.” (Courtesy of USAFE News Service)

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