12 Aug '17, 8am

岩国でNEO(非戦闘員退避活動)の訓練を実施 Noncombatant Evacuation Operation Exercise Improves Iwakuni Readiness https://t.co/7FLcujdA60

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- In 1991, Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines, forcing the evacuation of roughly 20,000 service members and civilians from the two largest U.S. military bases in the country. Nearly one foot of ash accumulated on the bases leading to the collapse of homes and buildings. Those who evacuated left behind many of their personal possessions, losing it all permanently and being unable to get money back for it. A disaster or major crisis can occur at any moment in an unpredictable fashion. Events like the eruption of Mount Pinatubo forced officials to reorganize the way Noncombatant Evacuation Operations, also known as NEOs, were conducted. Today, an operating system is used to improve the methods previously employed during NEOs. The system is able to keep track of all the evacuees and their personal possessions, update them on curr...

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