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Diego Garcia is a tropical, footprint-shaped coral atoll located seven degrees south of the equator in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).  Diego Garcia consists of United States Navy and Air Force personnel assigned here to carry out the Island's mission:
To maintain and operate facilities and provide services and materials in support of afloat units, operating forces on forward deployment, and tenant shore activities.
 

Tenant Commands:

• U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Far East Detachment (NCTSFE DET)

• Branch Health Clinic (BHC), Diego Garcia

• Maritime Pre-positioning Ship Squadron (COMPSRON ) TWO

• Military Sealift Command Office (MSCO)

• Naval Media Center Detachment Diego Garcia

• Public Works Department (PWD), Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East (NAVFAC FE), Diego Garcia

• Personnel Support Activity Detachment Diego Garcia (PSD)

• U.S. Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC), Diego Garcia Detachment

• Air Mobility Command (AMC) Detachment ONE, 730 AMS

• Automated Remote Tracking Station (ARTS) Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Detachment 2, 22nd Space Operations Squadron

• Ground-based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) Air Force Space Command Detachment TWO, 21 Operations Group

• Pacific Air Force (PACAF) Detachment ONE, 36 Mission Support Group (MSG)

 

Island Population:
Total Military: ~360

  • USN 280
  • USAF 40 (700-900 with AEG)
  • Brit Forces 40

Total Civilian: ~220

  • BOSC 1800
  • Overseas Gov Employees 80
  • Mariners (MSC) 300

Total Population: ~2,500 

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