Camp Foster

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Camp Foster
Okinawa, Japan
The community center at Camp Foster.
Type Military base
Site information
Controlled by USMC

Camp Foster, formerly known as Camp Zukeran (Japanese: キャンプ瑞慶覧) is a United States Marine Corps camp located in Ginowan City with portions overlapping into Okinawa City, Chatan town and Kitanakagusuku village on the Japanese prefecture island of Okinawa. It is part of the Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler complex and named after the Medal of Honor recipient PFC William A. Foster.

Camp Foster is the home of the headquarters of Marine Corps Base Butler, Marine Corps Installations Pacific and the Okinawa Area Field Office of United States Forces Japan. Among its amenities are a large exchange with an adjacent food court, bowling alley, skate park, performing arts center and movie theater. The base operates three schools: Zukeran and Killin elementary schools and Kubasaki High School. The base's housing units include Kishaba, Chatan, Futenma, Plaza and Sada.

Land Return[edit]

On 31 March 2015 the West Futenma housing area on Camp Foster was returned to Okinawa Prefecture signifying steady implementation of agreements to reduce and consolidate land used by the U.S. military on Okinawa. A 20-hectare part of the area is earmarked for a medical division with plans to build a prefecture administered advanced heavy particle cancer therapy facility. The University of the Ryukyus Faculty of Medicine, including the University Hospital, is also scheduled to move from its current location in Nishihara into a new facility to be constructed on the land.[1]

Tenant units[edit]



  1. ^ "Part of Futenma housing area returned today". Stars and Stripes. 2015 Stars and Stripes – International News. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.

Coordinates: 26°18′5″N 127°46′47″E / 26.30139°N 127.77972°E / 26.30139; 127.77972