U.S. Army Garrison gets name change
OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 22, 2014) -- U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station has been officially renamed U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa.
While Torii Station is home to the Garrison and other Army units, additional units and Soldiers are located throughout Okinawa including Kadena Air Base, Camp Foster, U.S. Naval Hospital, Camp Kinser, Fort Buckner, White Beach and Naha Military Port.
"The new name shows that what we do is not only for Torii Station, but for all the Army on Okinawa," said U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa commander, Lt. Col. Eric A. Martinez.
The Garrison's mission is to synchronize, integrate and deliver installation services while sustaining Army facilities on Okinawa in support of U.S. Army Japan. U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa is an indirect garrison of U.S. Army Garrison Japan.
"By changing the garrison's name to U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa, it solidifies our position as the Army's service provider on Okinawa. It tells the Army that we have a lot more to care for and it helps us streamline our resources," said Martinez
A redesignation ceremony is programmed to be held on Torii Station March 4.