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Resources for Troops and Families in Japan


TRICARE Resources for Japan-Based Beneficiaries (From TRICARE)

TRICARE beneficiaries affected by the situation in Japan are being assured by TRICARE that their health care benefits will be maintained and supported. TRICARE Overseas Program - Prime beneficiaries relocated to the U.S. can call the TOP Call Center at 1-877-451-8659 for information. Beneficiaries in other locations should visit for toll-free numbers worldwide.

TOP Prime beneficiaries needing replacement or refill medications may contact any local MTF or the TRICARE Pharmacy Operations Center (1-866-275-4732). Concerns about stress may be directed to counselors at the TRICARE Assistance Program or Military OneSource.

For more information about TRIAP visit To contact Military OneSource call 1-800-342-9647.  Beneficiaries should check for ongoing updates.

Red Cross Online Resources for Japan-based Troops (From the Red Cross)

In the wake of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, the Red Cross is encouraging U.S. Servicemembers and families stationed there to register with the Red Cross "Safe and Well" website at to keep family and friends back home informed of their welfare.

People in Japan and other countries in the Pacific can also register at the Red Cross "Family Links" website at to inform their family and friends that they are safe and provide their current contact information. Additionally, people can contact or locate U.S. Citizens living or traveling in Japan by calling the State Department's office of overseas citizens' services at 1-888-407-4747 or 202-647-5225.

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