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KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — Filling up your gas tank will take a bit more planning at the base starting July 20.

That’s when the Army and Air Force Exchange Service begins installation of new storage tanks at both Kadena base gas stations.

The availability of midgrade gasoline will be reduced to half the pumps at the main gas station from July 20 to Aug. 15, according to AAFES. The Fairchild Shoppette station will be closed Aug. 3-24.

No diesel will be available on base from Aug. 24 to Sept. 19.

“The schedule has been staggered to reduce the amount of inconvenience to customers,” AAFES spokesman Jeff Craven said.

Midgrade gas and diesel pumps will remain open at other bases on Okinawa throughout the period, Craven said.

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