AF site has daily updates on recovery from attacks

AF site has daily updates on recovery from attacks

The Air Force's public Web site has added daily updates about the Defense Department response to terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

The page, called Responding to Tragedy, is accessible from a link on the Air Force's home page, at www.af.mil. It will provide a central location for news releases, statements from service officials and other announcements until the crisis ends, Maj. Alan Claypool said.

Toll-free numbers also are open to answer general questions from family members of Air Force personnel affected by the attack.

Two days after the crash of a hijacked commercial jetliner into the Pentagon, search and rescue operations are continuing. Officials announced a tentative count of 126 Pentagon employees still unaccounted for. That number does not include passengers aboard the hijacked plane.

'While the number is not expected to change significantly, this is only a preliminary estimate based on roster checks and other information,' a spokesman said.

Officials said all remains that are recovered are being sent to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

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