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Hario Ordnance Facility
Sasebo, Japan

Sasebo's Ordnance Facility is the largest in the Western Pacific, and the third largest in the U.S. Navy. Ordnance is stored at the Maebata and Hario Ordnance Facilities. Renovation and maintenance of old ammunition is also an important aspect of U.S. Fleet Activities, Sasebo [CFAS] Ordnance Department. Navy and Marine Corps ordnance is maintained and issued from two facilities at Maebata and Hario-Shima. The two ordnance facilities store about forty-thousand tons of Navy and Marine Corps munitions.

PACDIV's OICC Far East managed a $343K contract to repair switchgear at the Hario Shima Ordnance Facility. After preparing retaining walls and foundations for light poles, workers set and secured underground conduits. Seebee direct labor personnel were busy at the Hario Shima Ordnance facility constructing two pre-engineered buildings (PEB) and two lightning protection systems. The crews constructing the PEB's completed the grade beams at both projects and made preparations for the concrete slabs. The lightning mast projects completed the foundations for four masts and are prepared to set the masts in early January. The crew also installed the grounding wire, which is a copper wire that is buried three feet below ground and circles the building twice. All three projects prepared for a week in January 2001 when the crews combined to place over 275 cubic meters of concrete.

Navy Family Housing in Sasebo has two separate locations: 166 units are located at Main Base, and 488 units are located in Hario Village. Hario Village housing area is a scenic and peaceful community located 20 to 30 minutes drive from Sasebo Navy Base. Shuttle buses run between Main Base and Hario Village in the early morning and late afternoon. In addition to 488 family housing units, Hario Village has a larger commissary, a gym and swimming pool, tennis courts, teen center, youth center, community center, chapel, craft store, post office, restaurant, gas station, medical/dental clinic, Navy Exchange Home Store, and a child development center. Also located at Hario Village is J.N. Darby School serving grades K-6. Middle school & high school students are provided bus service to/from E.J. King School at Main Base.

The Hario Village commissary is a new facility, opened in August 1995. It is located in the Hario housing area. It has a sales area of approximately 12,000 square feet with five checkout registers. The commissary carries more than 6,800 line items in its grocery departments and offers a full-service meat and produce department, as well as a small deli/bakery.



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