Torii Station

US Army Garrison Okinawa is a United States Army facility located in Yomitan, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Home to the United States Army on Okinawa, 10th Support Group (Regional), along with the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), 247th MP DET, and the 349th Signal Company (78th SIG BN) provide support to all other U.S. military services on the island. Formerly named 'Torii Station', the garrison was re-designated in March 2014.[1]

US Army Garrison Okinawa
Okinawa, Japan
Torii Station (United States Military base).jpg
TypeMilitary base
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army
WebsiteOfficial Website
Site history
MaterialsConcrete
Garrison information
Current
commander
Lt. Col. Joel P. Gleason, CSM Dennis N. Dodge
GarrisonUSAG-O

DescriptionEdit

The unit is the main United States Army garrison in the Okinawa prefecture. US Army Garrison Okinawa is responsible for receiving and distributing cargo, distributing the island's military fuel supply, and port operations. The site is located in the level area of southwestern Yomitan village and is a very significant strategic communication network.[why?] Over 400 Japanese farmers maintain fields on the base for farming crops such as sugar cane, but the space allocations for farming are shrinking.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Unit re-designated as U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa during ceremony". Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. ^ Tritten, T.J.; Sumida, C. (3 July 2013). "Okinawa farmers see their on-base fields shrinking". Stars and Stripes.

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Coordinates: 26°22′45″N 127°44′12″E / 26.379192°N 127.736694°E / 26.379192; 127.736694