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4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400

The DoDEA Communications Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts worldwide. The office coordinates press relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.

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DoDEA Crisis Centers Opened to Assist Families and Employees from Japan and Bahrain

For Immediate Release — March 17, 2011 | HQ
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (703) 588-3260
: DoDEA Educational Communications Officer | (703) 588-3265

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — March 17, 2011 — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has established crises centers to assist parents of its students and employees who are affected by the voluntary evacuations in Japan and Bahrain.

The crises centers located in Arlington, Va., Okinawa, Japan, and Wiesbaden, Germany are accessible by phone or e-mail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For parents of DoDEA students or DoDEA employees in Japan:

Assistance is available in Japan, by calling any of the following numbers to talk to a DoDDS Pacific Crisis Team member:

  • DSN: 644-5652
  • Commercial within Japan: dial 098-911-5111 and ask the operator to connect to 644-5652
  • Commercial from the United States: 011-81-611-744-5652

The Okinawa crisis center is also available through e-mail at evacuation.japan@pac.dodea.edu.

For parents of DoDEA students or DoDEA employees who have returned to the USA:

You can also call our stateside (Arlington, VA) Crisis Center for help.

Assistance is available in the USA by calling the toll-free number 888-441-1587.

This will be answered by a DoDEA HQ Crisis Team member. Callers will be assisted by an action officer with access to or expertise in transition issues for parents or employees.

Parents or employees in the USA can also email us at evacuation@hq.dodea.edu.

For the current operational status of schools in Japan, go to: http://www.facebook.com/notes/dodea-pacific/operational-status-of-dodea-pacific-schools/170747316310157

For parents of DoDEA students or DoDEA employees in Bahrain:

The Bahrain (EU) toll-free number is 800-19-928. This will be answered by a Bahrain Action Team member. Callers will be assisted by an action officer with access to or expertise in transition issues for parents or employees.

The HQ toll-free number is 888-441-1587. This will be answered by a DoDEA HQ Crisis Team member.

The Wiesbaden crisis center is also available through e-mail at: evacuation.bahrain@eu.dodea.edu.

In the states, parents/employees can also email us at evacuation@hq.dodea.edu.

For the latest on school delays or closures in Bahrain, visit the school website at: http://www.bahr-ehs.eu.dodea.edu/

This is a critical time for our families and employees. We want to assist them in any way in transitioning to their safe haven and in receiving the support and information they need to meet the educational needs of students at the safe havens.

You can follow the latest information from DoDEA at our website: www.dodea.edu. You can also follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/dodea.edu