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Members of the Yokota Air Base Honor Guard participate in a ceremony for the opening of a new Defense Finance and Accounting Service facility at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Members of the Yokota Air Base Honor Guard participate in a ceremony for the opening of a new Defense Finance and Accounting Service facility at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Defense Finance and Accounting Service has consolidated its activities in the Far East inside a new facility at Yokota in western Tokyo.

The new building, shared with the 374th Security Forces Squadron, opened Wednesday. It includes work areas for more than 200 local nationals and 20 to 30 U.S. employees who disburse $1.6 billion each year across the Pacific, according to information provided by DFAS.

Since 2009, when a fire destroyed its old office, the service has operated out of a pair of old buildings on the base, DFAS director Teresa McKay said.

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