Camp Shields is located in the northwestern part of Okinawa city. It is equipped with a construction equipment repair facility and resource storage facility. It also has barracks, residential housing, and leisure/recreational facilities. In the back are Kadena Ammunition Storage Area and Kadena Air Base.
In 1995 and 1997 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 [NMCB 5] occupied Camp Shields, near Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, Japan. As part of their normal rotation cycle, NMCB 5 arrived on island to relieve NMCB 4 in the role of providing construction support to the region. During the 1997 deployment, NMCB 5 constructed several projects at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Kadena Air Base and the Marine Station and Camp Schaulb. The Seabees were also be tasked with building a retaining wall at White Beach and a seawall at Awase in addition to continuing the road improvement project at the Northern Training Area and various other Commanding Officer discretionary projects in the local area.
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