Commander of Camp Kinser apologizes to Urasoe Mayor for soldiers training with firearms in a prohibited area

February 15, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

With regard to U.S. military personnel training with firearms near the Camp Kinser perimeter fence beside Route 58 in Urasoe, Camp Kinser commander, Colonel John E. Kasperski, visited Urasoe Mayor Mitsuo Gima at the Urasoe Municipal Office on February 15. Colonel Kasperski admitted that the training in question was conducted in an area of the camp in which such activities are prohibited and apologized for causing concern among local residents.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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