Pamela Allen, right, a civilian mobilization specialist at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, assists Maria Bartlan, left, with travel details after Bartlan arrived on a flight from Japan, ... more 
Pamela Allen, right, a civilian mobilization specialist at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, assists Maria Bartlan, left, with travel details after Bartlan arrived on a flight from Japan, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in Seattle. Bartlan said she is trying to reach Virginia to stay with relatives until she can return to the Yokota Air Force Base where her husband is stationed. Thousands of military family members who elected to voluntarily evacuate Japan due to the aftereffects of this month's earthquake and tsunami are expected to pass through Seattle this week. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ted S. Warren
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT