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Naval Air Facility Atsugi is a naval air base located in the cities of Yamato and Ayase in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the largest United States Navy air base in the Pacific Ocean and houses the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing Five, which deploys with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. During 2017 and 2018 the fixed-wing aircraft of CVW-5 are relocating to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in western Japan. CVW-5 shares the base with the Headquarters Fleet Air Force and Fleet Air Wing 4
The Imperial Japanese Navy constructed the base in 1938 to house the 302nd Kokutai, one of the Navy's most formidable fighter squadrons during World War II. Aircraft based at Atsugi shot down more than 300 American bombers during the firebombings of 1945. After Japan's surrender, many of Atsugi's pilots refused to follow Hirohito's order to lay down their arms, and took to the skies to drop leaflets on Tokyo and Yokohama urging locals to resist the Americans. Eventually, these pilots gave up and
Atsugi is named after the nearby city of Atsugi despite not actually being in Atsugi. The name was chosen because Atsugi was the only large town in the area as of 1950, and the three farming villages surrounding the base at that time—Yamato Village, Ayase Village and Shibuya Village—shared names with better-known areas elsewhere in Japan. Yamato is an alternative name for the Nara region, Ayase is generally associated with the area around Ayase Station in northeast Tokyo, and Shibuya is ...
NAF Atsugi and the people stationed there gained notoriety in the 1990s due to their proximity to the Jinkanpo Atsugi Incinerator, which blew toxic and cancerous emissions over the high-rise buildings in its immediate vicinity. The incinerator's owners, arrested and jailed for ch
Since 1976 there have been a number of lawsuits with local residents sued the Japanese government over noise from the base, and in October 2002 the Yokohama district court ruled that the government should pay 2.75 billion yen in compensation. Both the plaintiffs and the governmen
In addition to the lawsuits over noise there have been a number of protests regarding the base. In July 1988 20,000 people made a human chain around the base to protest noisy night landings at the base. In 2005 Yamato city officials protested noisy night landings from F/A-18 Hornet training. In 2007 the Japanese Communist Party protested F-16 and F/A-18 exercises at the base and asked that they be stopped. In 2013 the JCP also protested after a USN MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from Atsugi crashed i
During Spring Atsugi holds an open day. Non-Japanese visitors may be turned away from the gates for security reasons. Prospective attendees who are neither Japanese or American should bring identification and also consult the Third Country National list to see if they require special approval to enter the base. There was an "Atsugi WINGS" air show held until the year 2000, featuring the "diamond of diamonds" display by formations of US Navy aircraft. This was last held in the year 2000. There we
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Atsugi (jap. 厚木市, -shi) ist eine Stadt in der Präfektur Kanagawa in Japan. Innerhalb Japans ist Atsugi vor allem als Vorort der Metropole Tokio - Yokohama bekannt und wird auch in Zusammenhang mit der US-amerikanischen Marinebasis in NAF Atsugi gebracht.
Atsugi (厚木市, Atsugi-shi?) est une ville située dans la préfecture de Kanagawa, au Japon.
Atsugi (厚木市 -shi) é uma cidade japonesa localizada na província de Kanagawa. Em 2003 a cidade tinha uma população estimada em 221 226 habitantes e uma densidade populacional de 2 357,73 h/km².
- 93,83 km²
- 2 357,73 hab./km²
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