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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 177-01
September 12, 2001

DoD Opens Family Assistance Center

The Department of Defense today opened a family assistance center at the Sheraton Hotel in Crystal City, Va. The center will provide a variety of services to family members of the victims of yesterday's attack on the Pentagon. Located at 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, the center will offer information, counseling, and support. Parking for family members is available at the hotel.

Family members may contact the center at 1-800-487-3450 or 703-920-7212.

Each service has also established a help line to provide information to family members, as listed below:

Army: 1-800-984-8523 or 703-428-0002

Navy/Marines: 1-877-663-6772

Air Force: 1-800-253-9276