Academy evacuees may return Friday morning

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Academy officials have deemed it safe for residents of the Pine Valley and Douglass Valley housing areas, and the enlisted dormitories, to return to their residence effective 5 a.m. Friday, June 29.

Academy officials recommend utilizing both the North and South gates to minimize traffic flow.

All government evacuation entitlements will expire after 5 a.m. Saturday, June 30. Information on filing evacuation entitlement vouchers will be released Friday.

Academy personnel who have been evacuated from off-base residential areas will continue to receive evacuation entitlements until 24 hours after their respective evacuation orders are lifted by civilian authorities.

Normal operations will resume throughout most of the Academy on Friday. All Academy personnel, including non-essential, must contact your chain of command for duty reporting instructions.

The Academy will resume normal visitor hours on Saturday.

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