US military parachute drop training: Ie Mayor requests Defense Bureau to take stricter safety measure
August 10, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
A U.S. soldier landed on a field outside a fence around the military facility on Ie Island during a parachute drop training on August 5.
Ie Village Mayor Hideyuki Shimabukuro and the Village Assembly Chairman Yoshinori Shimabukuro met with Deputy Director of the Okinawa Defense Bureau Maki Koyanagi on August 10. They urged the Defense Bureau to ensure the U.S. military takes stricter safety measures.
Koyanagi said, “The area where a soldier has landed is a place where local people are able to enter. We again want to ask the U.S. military to take further safety and preventative measures.”
The assembly chairman told reporters, “Regardless of how big or small the incident is, it is important to request improvements to safety every time. It will help prevent potential accidents.”
(English translation by T&CT)
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