With 24,000 military and civilian personnel, this is a very large installation!
Fleet Activities, Yokosuka comprises 568 acres and is located 43 miles south of Tokyo at the entrance of Tokyo Bay and approximately 18 miles south of Yokohama. Yokosuka is on the Miura peninsula in the Kanto Plain region of the Pacific Coast in Central Honshu, Japan. CFAY is the largest overseas U.S. Naval installation in the world and is considered to be one of the most strategically important bases in the U.S. military.
My knowledge of Asian geography and history is sorely lacking. If I hadn’t seen the fine image by Petty Officer Cavagnaro, I’d never have looked Yokosuka up. It’s clear that this base remains an important part of our national defense. Perhaps you or a family member has served there in the past or may in the future.
I don’t know how many Americans are so far from home as the new year begins but may everyone return home safe and sound and appreciated by a grateful country.