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Encyclopedia > Camp Zama
Camp Zama
Zama and Sagamihara, Japan

Two U.S. military servicemembers work atop a signal tower at Camp Zama.
Type Military Base
In use
Controlled by Japan
United States

Camp Zama (キャンプ座間?) is a United States Army post located in the cities of Zama and Sagamihara, in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, about 40 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Zama (Japanese: 座間市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Sagamihara City Hall Sagamihara (Japanese: 相模原市 -shi) is a bedroom city located in north central Kanagawa, bordering Tokyo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 428 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2143 × 3000 pixel, file size: 1. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Zama (Japanese: 座間市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Sagamihara City Hall Sagamihara (Japanese: 相模原市 -shi) is a bedroom city located in north central Kanagawa, bordering Tokyo. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Camp Zama is home to the U.S. Army Japan / 9th Theater Army Area Command, the 17th Area Support Group, the United Nations Command (Rear), the 78th Aviation Battalion, the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, the Japan Engineer District, the 78th Signal Battalion and the 3rd Engineer Group of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... The flag of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force ), or JGSDF, is the name of the military ground forces (army) of Japan. ...


The camp

There are 4 gates where access to this installation can be obtained. Identification cards are required at all times and will be checked at each entrance point. The nearest interstates are Route 16 and Tomei Expressway. Route 16 is frequently used to visit nearby installations such as Yokota Air Base and Yokosuka Naval Base. Atsugi Naval Air Facility is also only a short drive away. Route 16 ) is a national highway in Japan. ... The Tōmei (東名) Expressway runs alone the Pacific Coast of Honshū, Japans main island, from Tōkyō (東=東京) to Nagoya (名=名古屋). It connects to the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway [1] system at Yoga (place) (用賀), in Setagaya, Tokyo. ... Yokota Air Base ), a base of the United States Air Force, is located in the city of Fussa and nearby communities in the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Kanagawa Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... NAF Atsugi is a United States Navy base located between Yamato City and Ayase City in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ...

Camp Zama is located close to Sagami River near the foothills of the Tanzawa Mountain Range, Kanagawa Prefecture. The installation falls in the Zama City limits while the two housing areas, Sagami Depot and Sagamihara Housing Area (SHA), are located in the adjacent Sagamihara City. Once considered rural, this area has transformed into an urban area. New housing developments and communities along with shopping centers have increased the population and made traffic extremely congested. Traveling from Tokyo and outlying U.S. military installations to Camp Zama averages from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the time of day. The best method to travel to Camp Zama is utilzing the extremely reliable local public transportation train system. The closest train station to Camp Zama is the Odakyu Line's Soubudai Mae station. Tanzawa(Japanese:丹沢:same in romaji) is a mountain area, in the Kanto plain. ... Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県; Kanagawa-ken) is a geographic and political area located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Sagamihara City Hall Sagamihara (Japanese: 相模原市 -shi) is a bedroom city located in north central Kanagawa, bordering Tokyo. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ...

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division offers a variety of programs and activities to meet the social needs of the entire community. There is a full spectrum of extracurricular activities open to persons of all ages. Spiritual needs for a vast range of faiths are met through Camp Zama's many chapel programs. The Post Exchange (PX) and commissary offers "a little bit of home" by providing most of the same goods and services available in the individual serviceman's hometown back in the United States. A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ...


The weather is comparable to Washington, D.C. There are four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The summers are normally hot and very humid, the winters are cold, but usually have little or no snow. Weather is a term that encompasses phenomena in the atmosphere of a planet. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... This article is about divisions of a year. ... Animation of snowcover changing with the seasons Trees covered with snow Snow covering a leaf. ...


The United States Department of Defense operates several public schools in the base. The United States Department of Defense (DOD or DoD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military. ...

  • Arnn Elementary School
  • Zama Middle School
  • Zama High School

Zama American High School (ZAHS)

The Zama American High School first opened in 1959. It was opened to, and continues to serve, American dependents of U.S. Military and civilian employees stationed in the area, as well as U.S. Contractors. It was built at the bottom of 'General's Hill' on the north side of Camp Zama and remained there until 1968. In 1968, the school Principal, Mr. Richard A. Pemble, had the high school and Jr. High 'switched', and the high school then occupied two wooden army barracks close to the main gate. The barracks were the original Imperial Japanese Army buildings used to house Japanese troops during World War II, and subsequently house U.S. troops during the occupation. Look up dependent, dependence, dependency in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A barracks housing conscripts of Norrbottens regemente in Boden, Sweden. ... The Imperial Japanese Army (: 大日本帝國陸軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was the official ground based armed force of Japan from 1867 to 1945 when it was Imperial Japan. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...

In 1980, a new high school was built on the hill near the original site, and the historical barracks were subsequently torn down. The high school still serves the American School community for the U.S. dependents in the Camp Zama / Sagamihara / Sagami Depot / Kamiseya / Atsugi areas.

ZAHS alumni enjoy an active alumni association and bi-yearly reunions that draw members from all over the globe.

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CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Members of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders team whirled into the Camp Zama Youth Center under a flurry of pompoms to dazzle and drill the two dozen or so kids and teens attending a short cheer workshop and performance.
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