US Army to return Gesaji Communication Site

December 28, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Army in Okinawa will return Gesaji Communication Site, which is located in Gesaji, Higashi, on Feburary 27, 2015. Okinawa Defense Bureau made the announcement on December 25. This communication site is a Long-Range Navigation (LRN) transmitting station. Most of the facility has now been transferred to the 11th Regional Maritime Safety Headquarters of Japan. Only one hectare remains a U.S. military facility. There are no buildings. The defense bureau will carry out an investigation into whether or not the land is contaminated. The land will be returned to the owners by the end of 2015.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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