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What is the significance of the 75 m elevation of Futenma?

Futenmas 75 m elevation provides a safe and effective location to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in the event of a tsunami, which would render the sea-level Naha international airport inoperable .

What is MCAS Futenma known for?

Marine Corps pilots and aircrew are assigned to the base for training and providing air support to other land and sea-based Marines in Okinawa and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. MCAS Futenma is part of the Marine Corps Installations Pacific command. MCAS Futenma is situated in Ginowan City (pop. 93,661).

How old is Futenma Airfield in Okinawa?

Futenma Air Base in Okinawa, Japan circa 1945. Futenma Airfield was constructed by the US military following the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. According to Ginowan City records, the joint population of what was then Ginowan Village (now Ginowan City) was 12,994 in 1944.

What is the Futenma flight line fair?

Each year, MCAS Futenma opens its gates for the Futenma Flight Line Fair, which includes U.S. band performances, entertainment, static displays of all aircraft, military vehicles and demonstrations.

Where is Futenma Air Station?

Over the last five decades there have been various plans for the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, a United States Marine Corps base located within the urban area of Ginowan City (pop. 93,661) in Okinawa, Japan. Local opposition within Okinawa regarding the facility has so far hindered efforts to begin construction. As of August 2015

What is the size of MCAS Futenma?

Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. MCAS Futenma is situated in Ginowan City (pop. 93,661). The base includes a 2,740 by 45 m (8,990 by 148 ft) A runway at 75 meters elevation, as well as extensive barracks, administrative and logistical facilities. The air station is tasked with operating a variety of fixed wing,...

What is the fate of Futenma?

However, US and Japan governments remained with the relocation plan as previously agreed and the fate of Futenma remained unresolved through early 2012, with the U.S. insisting that the Marine Corps aviation elements be kept on the island while the Okinawa Prefectural government and Nago City government would like the base moved off the island.

What happened to Futenma Marine base?

The US and Japan delinked the relocation of Futenma from plans to decrease the number of Marines stationed on Okinawa under a troop redeployment agreement in April 2012. Under the terms of the new U. S. -Japan agreement, 5,000 U. S. Marines were to be relocated to Guam and 4,000 U. S.

Where is Futenma Air Station?

Over the last five decades there have been various plans for the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, a United States Marine Corps base located within the urban area of Ginowan City (pop. 93,661) in Okinawa, Japan. Local opposition within Okinawa regarding the facility has so far hindered efforts to begin construction. As of August 2015

Is Futenma being moved to Okinawa?

On 14 December 2018, landfill on a controversial new U. S. military runway that will one day facilitate the relocation and closure of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma began in Okinawa following years of protests and legal challenges. Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki showed his resolve to counter Tokyos efforts to press ahead with a controversial U. S.

What happened to Futenma Air Base?

The base was commissioned to the United States Air Force and renamed to Futenma Air Base. Its importance was no longer significant. The base was mostly used to support the nearby facility Kadena Air Base. In the summer of 1957, the United States Air Force decided to give up this installation and transferred it to the United States Marine Corps.

Are Okinawans to blame for air accidents at Futenma?

It is important to remember that by far the greatest number of people killed or wounded in U.S military air accidents are the pilots and crew. Defenders of MCAS Futenma often say: Well, it was the Okinawans who built their houses next to the base, of their own will. So the danger is their fault.

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