22 Mar 2011

Guam receives US military staff from Japan

10:47 am on 22 March 2011

Guam's been receiving an influx of US military aircraft and staff from Japan.

They're being transferred temporarily to make way for other aircraft needed in the United States' response to the Japanese quake and tsunami.

Reports from Guam say the transfer's already begun and about one thousand staff and their families will move over coming days.

The government says it's preparing to engage its agencies and the community on ways to help the transferred staff acclimatise to the community.

The reports say relocated aircraft will be ready to respond to support operations and contingencies throughout the Western Pacific region.