Released detainees arrive at JB Andrews

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  • By Senior Airman Emma James
  • 11th Wing Public Affairs
Three Americans detained in North Korea arrived at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and were greeted by President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and a host of service members, May 10, 2018.

Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Tony Kim arrived at JB Andrews 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, 2018, during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s most recent visit to Pyongyang.

The men had been detained for more than a year.

JB 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.