First stage of work begins at Futenma replacement facility

TOKYO — Engineers have started work on a seawall at Camp Schwab, on the northeast coast of Okinawa, as the first stage in the expansion of facilities at the base.

The base is scheduled to take over the functions of the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station as part of the broader realignment of U.S. military resources in the region. Part of that includes transferring some 4,000 Marines to Guam. 

The work started the week of April 24 and will establish stone seawalls that will surround a site earmarked for reclamation that will eventually become two offshore . . .

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