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Pacific base relocation

Stars and Stripes' stories

Latest Navy plan significantly curtails Guam land for Marines' move

To avoid infringing on Guam’s culturally sensitive areas, the Navy has significantly downsized plans to expand facilities on the island needed for the relocation of Marines from Okinawa.


Japan could soon start housing project for US troop moves to Iwakuni

Construction could soon begin on a controversial housing project for Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni as the realignment of U.S. forces in the region continues to consume this small base outside Hiroshima.


Contract awarded for hangar on Guam to support Marine squadrons

The Navy has awarded $53.7 million in contracts for construction of an aircraft maintenance hangar at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, a move critical to the redistribution of U.S. forces in the Pacific.


New Navy report could clear way for Marines' move from Okinawa to Guam

The Navy has recommended placing firing ranges on Andersen Air Force Base instead of Guam’s ancient ancestral lands in its latest environmental impact report — largely seen as one of the final hurdles to moving 4,700 Marines and their families off Okinawa as part of the Pacific realignment.


Kennedy meets with Okinawa governor, praises momentum on Futenma relocation

Caroline Kennedy's first trip to Okinawa as ambassador was widely seen as a show of support for the island's governor, who in December approved the construction of a new U.S. airfield to replace MCAS Futenma.