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President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump congratulate three American detainees on their return to the United States from North Korea on Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 10, 2018. Trump, along with Melania and other staff members, visited the installation to welcome the three American men. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Michael S. Murphy)

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President Donald J. Trump greets Americans Kim Dong-chul, middle, and Kim Hak-song, right, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 10, 2018. The two men, along with a third detainee, Tony Kim, arrived on an 89th Airlift Wing C-32 high-priority personnel transport at 2 a.m. EST. The three detainees were released from a North Korean prison, May 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emma James)

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 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.


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