Dependents Returning to Subic Naval Base

<i> Associated Press</i>

Family members of American sailors who left the Philippines at the height of Mt. Pinatubo’s eruptions will begin returning to Subic Bay Naval Base late this month, a Navy spokesman said Thursday.

Lt. Cmdr. Albert Twyman said Navy family members will begin arriving Aug. 26 at Subic, about 50 miles west of Manila. About 3,500 are expected back by mid-September.

More than 17,000 military personnel and dependents from Subic and the U.S. Clark Air Base were evacuated after the 5,758-foot volcano erupted in June.