Released detainees arrive at JBA
By Senior Airman Emma James , 11th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 10, 2018
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. --
Three Americans detained in North Korea arrived at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland and were greeted by President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania, and a host of service members, May 10.
Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Tony Kim arrived at JBA on an 89th Airlift Wing C-32 high-priority personnel transport at approximately 2 a.m. EST after being released from a North Korean prison May 9, during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s most recent visit to Pyongyang.
The men had been detained for more than a year.
Joint Base Andrews is the home of the 89th AW, which executes special missions such as these on a routine basis while enabling national interests through global transportation for America’s senior leaders.