7FAF Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo

Welcome to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo

The important bilateral relationship between Japan and the United States that exists today is very much in evidence at U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, where ships of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and the United States Seventh Fleet share this excellent port.

Sailors and family stationed at CFAS and tenant commands  took part in a 4k run in order to raise awareness about breast cancer. U.S. Navy Chaplin Cmdr. William Muhm  and Builder 3rd Class Christina Paddy cut the official cake of the 2014 Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo Navy Ball Newly Pinned Chief Damage Controlman Jessica Nedzwekas has her cover placed by her daughter during the Chief Pinning ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo. US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, boards the USS Bonhomme Richard for a tour during her visit to CFAS. The  Ombudsmen for CFAS and its tenant commands pose for a group photo after an Ombudsman Appreciation ceremony.

Installation Information

CFAS is located on Kyushu island, about 45 miles (1.5 hour drive) from the prefecture's capital of Nagasaki and 78 miles (2 hour drive) from Fukuoka, largest city on the island. Sasebo is about 600 miles by air from Tokyo. The installation is composed of 12 separate areas on 1,285 acres bordering or near Sasebo Harbor. CFAS includes a main base area, three off-base housing areas, three fuel facilities, two ordnance facilities and a Landing Craft Air Cushion laydown site. For over 120 years two great navies, first the former Imperial Navy and now the U.S. Navy, have called Sasebo home. The city and nearby area are generally rural in comparison to other fleet concentration areas and features stunning natural beauty, including nearby 99 Islands National Park.

CFAS is the home of the Navy's only forward-deployed Amphibious Ready Group, anchored by USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Supporting Bonhomme Richard, our seven other forward-deployed ships and all U.S. Seventh Fleet ships is the mission of this installation. The base is strategically important in carrying out our defense treaty with Japan in ensuring peace and stability throughout the region. Proud of how we perform, CFAS is Commander Naval Region Japan's installation of the year in 2005, 2007 and 2009.


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