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USFJ releases statement on Off-Installation Curfew and Training

UNRELEASED | Oct. 19, 2012

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Lt. Gen. Sam Angelella, Commander, U.S. Forces, Japan, released the following statement on the new General Order regarding the initiation of a USFJ Off-Installation Curfew and Training period:

"It is an honor and privilege for me to serve as Commander US Forces, Japan. In the military we are held to a higher standard because of the trust and responsibility that we are given.

I want to personally apologize for the grief and trauma the victim has endured and the anger it has caused among people in Okinawa. Under US PACOM Commander authority, I am immediately issuing a curfew to all military personnel in Japan, both temporary and assigned. In addition, core value retraining for military and SOFA civilians will be conducted by subordinate commanders and a review of the USFJ liberty policy will be executed over the coming days and weeks. Additional program details will follow.

Japan is one of our greatest allies, most trusted partners, and is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Pacific region. We will continue to do all we can to ensure the U.S.-Japan relationship remains strong."

Following are points from the General Order that will go into effect at 2300, Friday, October 19, 2012:

 Applies to members of the United States Armed Forces when in Japan, which includes personnel temporarily in Japan.

 Curfew Policy.

o Off-installation curfew is in effect from 2300 until 0500 daily

o During the hours of curfew, service members must either be:

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1. On a U.S. military installation

2. Off the installation in a private-residence

3. If on temporary duty (TDY/TAD), or on leave or pass, in their place of lodging, which may include a hotel room.

 Violations of this order are punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).










 日本に駐留または出張などで一時的に滞在している全ての米国軍人を対象とする。

 外出制限の指針

o 米軍施設外への外出制限は午後11時から朝5時まで毎日施行される。

o 上記の外出制限の時間帯には軍人はいずれかの場所にいなければならない。

1. 米軍施設内

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2. 米軍施設外であれば個人の住宅内

3. 出張または休暇の場合は滞在先の部屋を含む宿舎内

 この総員命令に違反した者は統一軍法(Uniform Code of Military Justice)によって刑罰を受ける事になる。