05B4 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.

All new Petty Officers pose for a photo wtih the Command Master Chief and Commanding Officer of Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo after a frocking ceremony. Saikai City officials salute a Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo fire truck during a Dezome-shiki parade. Dezome-shiki is an ancient Japanese firefighter tradition and is held annually throughout the country as part of a New Year celebration. U.S. Navy Reserve Sailors and Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo families participate in a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation exercise held in conjunction with Keen Edge, a Japan-wide bilateral exercise.  A NEO exercise simulates the evacuation of noncombatants, nonessential military personnel, selected host-nation citizens, and third country nationals whose lives are in danger from locations in a host foreign nation to an appropriate safe haven or the U.S.   Sailors participate in a “Peace March” on U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo in honor of the 1963 March on Washington. Upon completion of the march in 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech to more than 250,000 people Members of the Commander U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo Fire Department participate in a shipyard fire drill aboard USS Green Bay. The drill involved Green Bay and Commander U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo fire and emergency personnel and was conducted both aboard Green Bay and pierside. Green Bay is attached to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group and is currently in a Selective Restricted Availability in Sasebo, Japan.

                

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