Central Readiness Force Headquarters Relocation Ceremony

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Central Readiness Force headquarters relocation ceremony was held recently at Camp Zama, Japan. During the ceremony, which celebrated the completion of the relocation of the unit from Camp Asaka in Tokyo to Camp Zama, a ribbon-cutting was conducted by Lt. Gen. Masahiro Hidaka, commander of the CRF, and Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), along with the mayors of nearby Sagamihara and Zama cities. Speech: Lt. Gen. Masahiro Hidaka, Commander, Central Readiness Force, JGSDF Narration: More than 300 members of the CRF are now stationed at Camp Zama following the relocation. Their mission will center on coordinating with USARJ for bilateral training, emergency-response preparation and other necessary missions. Speech: Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison, Commander, Central Readiness Force, JGSDF Narration: The CRF primarily takes part in international cooperative peacekeeping activities, along with other overseas missions under the direct control of the minister of defense. The unit is also designed to play a large role in handling domestic contingencies. Speech: Lt. Gen. Masahiro Hidaka, Commander, Central Readiness Force, JGSDF Narration: Reporting for U.S. Army Garrison Japan, this is XXXXXXXX

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