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Command wants hurricane survivors to check in ASAP

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. - Air Force Reserve Command is extremely concerned about reservists assigned to New Orleans or Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., who have not contacted their units with their status after Hurricane Katrina.

"Only 63 percent of our military personnel assigned to Keesler and 56 percent who are assigned to New Orleans have reported their status," said Steve Mann, AFRC director of personnel, Sept. 7. "We are very concerned about the more than 930 reservists who are unaccounted for and who may be in need,"

People assigned to the 926th Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, should call the Barksdale AFB, La., command post at 318-456-9233, or the 10th Air Force command post, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas, after hours at 800-828-4624.

People in Keesler's 403rd Wing need to call their unit at 888-436-2246, Ext. 53177.

Individual mobilization augmentees should contact the AFRC Readiness Management Group here at 800-223-1784, Ext. 72285 or 72286.

If unable to reach those numbers, AFRC military members and civilians can report their current status or whereabouts or get answers to questions concerning Air Force hurricane operations by calling the Personnel Readiness Center in the Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas, at 800-435-9941.

For other assistance, reservists may contact the AFRC headquarters staff at the following extensions by dialing toll free 800-223-1784 - civilian personnel, Ext. 71324; personnel readiness center, Ext. 70095; and family readiness director, Ext. 71241. The AFRC command center - open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - is Ext. 70680. (AFRC News Service)

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