YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Two submarines and a submarine support ship are changing their homeports within the next two years, U.S. Pacific Fleet officials announced this week.

The submarine tender USS Emory S. Land will deploy to Diego Garcia, an island in the Indian Ocean, following maintenance at its current homeport in Bremerton, Wash., according to a news release.

The ship will offer maintenance primarily to fast-attack and guided-missile submarines in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Meanwhile, the fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi will leave Guam and be replaced by the USS Oklahoma City.

The Corpus Christi will relocate to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where it will undergo maintenance shortly after arrival.

While there may be some overlap time where both submarines are ported at Guam, the additional submarine is not part of a long-term increase in Guam’s military buildup, according to the news release.

The fast-attack submarine USS Los Angeles will leave Pearl Harbor for inactivation in the winter, the news release added.

Ocean Breeze club opens on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Ocean Breeze, a two-level, 43,000-square-foot consolidated club, opened its doors here Friday, according to the Okinawa Marine Corps Community Services Web site.

The club features a 165-seat, Mediterranean-themed dining room, two banquet rooms and a 118-machine gaming area. The club also has enlisted and Staff NCO lounges.

For hours of operation and more information, call the Ocean Breeze at DSN 645-3666.

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