Welcome to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo

The important bilateral relationship between Japan and the United States that exists today is very much in evidence at U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, where ships of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and the United States Seventh Fleet share this excellent port.

Capt. Matthew D. Ovios, commanding officer of Fleet Activities Sasebo presented a certificate of appreciation to Master Labor Contract (MLC) and Indirect Hire Agreement (IHA) personnel during a retirement ceremony on Dec. 12 at the Community Education Center. Master-at-Arms 1st Class Joshua Ferrer learns how to make traditional Japanese Mochi during Tsukumo EN "Challenged" Home community relations event.    CFAS CPOA and FCPOA participated in a Mochi pounding event and barbecued cheese burgers for the staff and tenants at Tsukumo EN "Challenged" Home. CFAS Command Master Chief Christopher Stone accepted the Japan-America Society award on behalf of Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Henry K. Mensah who received the honor for his many community relations activities.  Japan-America Society Organization celebrated the holidays on Dec 10 at Sasebo Tamaya Department Store. Japanese Staff surround barbeque grill to keep warm as they wait for their hamburgers to be cooked by the Chiefs and First Classes. CFAS CPOA and FCPOA participated in a Mochi pounding event and barbecued cheese burgers for the staff and tenants at Tsukumo EN "Challenged" Home. A child high five Santa Claus after telling him what she wants for Christmas during the Children’s holiday party.  Sasebo First Class Petty Officer Association hosts a children's holiday party on Dec. 20 at E.J. King Gym. The children met Santa Claus; decorate ornaments, received gifts from Santa's helpers during the holiday party.

Installation Information

CFAS is located on Kyushu island, about 45 miles (1.5 hour drive) from the prefecture's capital of Nagasaki and 78 miles (2 hour drive) from Fukuoka, largest city on the island. Sasebo is about 600 miles by air from Tokyo. The installation is composed of 12 separate areas on 1,285 acres bordering or near Sasebo Harbor. CFAS includes a main base area, three off-base housing areas, three fuel facilities, two ordnance facilities and a Landing Craft Air Cushion laydown site. For over 120 years two great navies, first the former Imperial Navy and now the U.S. Navy, have called Sasebo home. The city and nearby area are generally rural in comparison to other fleet concentration areas and features stunning natural beauty, including nearby 99 Islands National Park.

CFAS is the home of the Navy's only forward-deployed Amphibious Ready Group, anchored by USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Supporting Bonhomme Richard, our seven other forward-deployed ships and all U.S. Seventh Fleet ships is the mission of this installation. The base is strategically important in carrying out our defense treaty with Japan in ensuring peace and stability throughout the region. Proud of how we perform, CFAS is Commander Naval Region Japan's installation of the year in 2005, 2007 and 2009.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Enable forward deployed U.S. and Allied Forces while providing superior support to their families.

Our Vision Statement

Fleet Activities Sasebo defines excellence in Shore Installation management through proactive leadership and seamless command integration, and is recognized as the overseas duty station of choice.

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