Stars and Stripes stripes.com 23 Dec, 2020 23:15 am

US service members, civilian employees in Japan are encouraged to stay local for the holidays

US service members, civilian employees in Japan are encouraged to stay local for the holidays
Commanders at U.S. military bases in Japan are urging service members, civilian employees and their families to keep their holiday festivities at home to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

In Okinawa, for example, Air Force, Marine Corps and Army bases are restricting personnel from public transportation.“Being close doesn’t always mean proximity,” Marine Corps Installation Pacific wrote Sunday on its Facebook page.Lance Lewis, commander of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, said in a Facebook post Tuesday.Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here.

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