FLEACT, Yokosuka is a forward-deployed U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan, which hosts more than 80 tenant commands, including 11 Navy ships of the U.S. 7th Fleet, and is home to more than 27,000 personnel and families.
Our mission is to maintain and operate base facilities for the logistic, recreational, administrative support and service of the U.S. Naval Forces Japan, U.S. 7th Fleet and other operating forces forward-deployed in the Western Pacific.
FLEACT, 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.
FLEACT, Yokosuka is also 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.
Yokosuka boasts some of the largest and best of everything the Navy has to offer. Over 50 forward-deployed tenant commands in Yokosuka support WESTPAC operating forces, including principle afloat elements of the United States Seventh Fleet and Commander Destroyer Squadron 15, including the only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS George Washington (CVN-73).
The challenge of providing extended service to the fleet overseas is met in a high operating tempo thanks to an exceptional Japanese-U.S. workforce. The strategic location of Yokosuka and support capabilities allow operating forces to be 17 days closer to locations in Asia than their counterparts based in the continental United States. It would take several times the number of rotationally-based ships in the United States to equal the same presence and crisis-response capability as the forward-deployed ships in Japan.
The reputation of Yokosuka for exceptional service to the fleet is absolutely vital to mission accomplishment for naval units from Hawaii to the Persian Gulf.
FLEACT, Yokosuka Quality of Life programs include the biggest Navy hospital in mainland Japan, U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka; the largest Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program within the Department of Defense; the largest revenue producing overseas Navy Exchange complex; the largest Command Religious Program in the Navy; a local branch of the Navy Federal Credit Union; Navy College; Community Bank, Department of Defense Education Activity schools, and the list goes on. The approximately 24,000 military and civilian personnel who live and work on board Yokosuka naval base enjoy Quality of Life programs second to none.
Military personnel moving to Yokosuka should check out the Commander Naval Forces Japan Housing home page. It contains information on Permanent Change of duty Status moves and base housing, as well as links to other web sites on base. If you are a civilian looking for a job in Yokosuka, please visit the Human Resources Office page.
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