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Admiral CoRRADI. The Army and the Air Force, within the $700 million total, may have projects for Okinawa, but I have before me the Navy items #. were included in the request, and there are none for Okinawa.
Senator INoUYE. Then these requests that are coming in for Okinawa are not affected by this?
Admiral CoRRADI. They are not, sir.
Admiral HULL. May I answer that, Mr. Chairman Ż
Senator INoUYE. Yes, Admiral.
Admiral HULL. The $700 million includes $200 million for military construction. All items in the 1966 program have been deleted from that $200 million, or, to put that another way, the $200 million does not include any items that are already in the 1966 program'
Senator INoUYE. Thank you, Admiral.
General, please proceed.
General TYLER. The second item is a repetitive item at Camp Courtney.
The next item, “Post office, Camp Courtney,” $55,000.
The third item for Camp Courtney is for the construction of a division post office building to serve 1,101 officers and 16,993 enlisted men located in five camps from which mail must be collected and delivered. Division postal functions are currently being carried out in temporary buildings located in Camp Hauge. This item will provide centralization of mail receipt, breakdown, and distribution of mail to the division headquarters, Camp Courtney, and for all unit post offices in the various camps.
Senator INoUYE. What is the personnel at Camp Courtney?
General TYLER. 200 officers and 1,219 enlisted. However, this is the main post office of the division. It serves two functions. It provides retail service to the number of personnel I just mentioned, 200 officers, 1,219 enlisted, plus a mail breakdown for delivery to four additional post offices within the 3d Marine Division complex on Okinawa.
Senator INoUYE. Thank you, sir.
General TYLER. Data processing building Camp Hansen, $134,000. The next portion of this oversea project is for the provision of two line items at Camp Hansen. The first is required to provide permanent facilities for the data processing platoon and fleet stock account section of the 3d Service Battalion. The service battalion receives requisitions from all units of the 3d Marine Division and transposes this information onto IBM-type stock record cards. The machines, as well as the cards, require closely controlled temperature and humidity conditions. The data processing platoon will continue to operate their machines inside the air-conditioned vans and will utilize office space in the proposed building. Fleet stock account will house their machines and utilize office space in this proposed facility. Humidity controlled storage space will be provided for joint usage by the two units. Senator INou YE. Where is this mission being carried out now? General TYLER. The mission is being carried out in a van in a wooden building at Camp McTureous.
Sonator INOUYE. And these present facilities are inadequate for the purpose? eneral TYLER. The present facilities, the wooden building, has no air conditioning and proper climatic control which would be required for maintaining accuracy of the punchcard equipment and the cards. Senator INoUYE. Do all of the other camps have similar facilities? Colonel Low. No, sir. I can answer that, Mr. Chairman. At Camp Sukiran there is a data processing installation which is the 3d Service Force Regiment and it is on the first deck of a barracks. At Camp Butler, which is the central camp, there is a data processing installation there to support the Camp Butler functions, plants, account, personnel, income and so forth. This facility is to support the 3d Service Battalion which is the integral combat service support unit of the 3d Marine Division, and it will move from McTureous to Camp Hansen when facilities are built for it there. Senator INoUYE. Is there any possibility of consolidating all this data processing into one area? Colonel Low. The various functions served, sir, the service battalion provides the close support of the division, and maintains stock levels and so forth for the division, personnel accounting information. The 3d Force Service Regiment is the combat service support unit that provides the combat service support in supply and in maintenance for a Marine expeditionary force consisting of at least one division, one Marine aircraft wing, and force troops elements. The answer to the question, sir, is “No.” Senator INoUYE. Please proceed. General TYLER. “Community building, Camp Hansen,” $85,000. The second line item proposed at Camp Hansen, at an estimated cost of $85,000, is for the construction of a permanent structure to house the hobby shop and Special Services office. Camp Hansen has a military population of 7,313 enlisted and 403 officers, the largest single concentration of marines on Okinawa. Marine Corps personnel serve a 13-month tour of duty on Okinawa, unaccompanied by their families. Camp Hansen is 8 miles from the closest military camp and over 12 miles from the built-up, heavily populated areas which afford recreation facilities. A vigorous special services program is planned but cannot be carried out in the existing temporary facilities. The existing hobby shop, located in quonset huts, will be demolished and the block addition currently being used for office and warehouse will revert to its designed use as a dressing room for a gymnasium. The proposed facility will provide for such hobbies as woodworking, ceramics, leathercraft, radio, electronics, metalworks, and photography, as well as an office, warehouse space, and toilet facilities. enator INoUYE. I note in your testimony, sir, that the lack of offduty recreational facilities results in a complete breakdown in morals. Can you describe for us what you mean by that? General TYLER. It might affect the morale. Senator INoUYE. Thank you. Senator JACKSON. A pretty good answer.
General TYLER. “Combat vehicle maintenance shop and filling station for Camp Schwab,” a repetitive item. “Disbursing office and bank, Camp Schwab,” another repetitive item. “Fire station for Camp Schwab,” $67,000, a repetitive item. “Hobby shop, Camp Schwab,” $42,000. There are no hobby shop facilities available to the approximately 5,000 marines located at Camp Schwab. Adequate recreation and morale facilities are of paramount importance at Camp Schwab because it is the farthest removed from areas where such facilities are available. It is located 8 miles northeast of Camp Hansen, in central Okinawa. On Okinawa the provision of adequate morale, welfare, and recreational facilities is subordinate only to operational requirements. Facilities for wholesome recreation are essential to the fitness and psychological well-being of troops isolated at distant foreign locations. This line item, at an estimated cost of $42,000, will provide a means for satisfaction of the individual’s need for creative expression. Senator INoUYE. I notice for Camp Hansen, General, your request for a community building of 7,700 men. Do you have a similar type of facility here at Schwab 2 General TYLER. No, sir. Senator INoUYE. I presume you will be requesting one later on. General TYLER. No, sir. These things are reasonably similar. I am at a loss to determine why one of them is called hobby shop and the other is community building, because they came in under the same account number, and I really believe they should have been more closely parallel in the description of both items. Basically, they are very close to being the same. They serve different size populations, Mr. Chairman. Senator INoUYE. What is the building cost index in this area 7 Admiral CoRRADI. 0.90, sir. Senator INoUYE. Please proceed, General.
General TYLER. “Vehicle body and paint shop, Camp Sukiran, Okinawa,” $104,000.
The last item in the Marine Corps program for fiscal year 1966 will provide the 3d Force Service Regiment stationed at Camp Sukiran with adequate facilities for major repair to bodies and fenders of all combat vehicles assigned to the 3d Marine Division. No facilities at Camp Sukiran were designed for this type work.
At the present time, repair being performed by the 3d Force Service Regiment is accomplished outside in the open, is subject to climatic conditions, and is resulting in, not only poor workmanship because of dust and humidity, but in nonutilization of existing adequate equipment on hand and a decrease in the on-the-job training of the personnel assigned this repair mission. Without this facility, the ability of the 3d Force Service Regiment to maintain all vehicles in a “mount-out” condition will be seriously impaired.
Senator INoUYE. General, I note this is the second increment. Do you have other increments following this?
General TYLER. No, sir; not after this one.
Senator INoUYE. Was this not ut orized last year?
General TYLER. Yes, sir; but it was reprogramed for a classified project.
Senator INoUYE. Thank you, General. Thank you, sir.
COMMUNICATION FACILITIES (OUTSIDE THE
STATEMENTS OF ADM. HARRY HULL AND ADM. PETER CORRADIResumed
Admiral HULL. Our next group, Mr. Chairman, is “Communication facilities.” It includes 15 unclassified line items in 10 locations for a total of $11,568,000, and 5 classified line items in 4 locations for $2,249,000.
All of these items are included in program VII for general support.
ARGENTIA, NEW FOUNDLAND
Our first project is the “Naval communication unit, Argentia, Newfoundland,” $1,697,000.
The first project, at the Naval communication unit, Argentia, Newfoundland, consists of one line item for “Low-frequency antenna construction” estimated to cost $1,697,000. This is similar to the previously discussed item at Adak. This item will provide two 600-foot antenna systems for use with low-frequency transmitters with ranges of 1,200 to 1,500 miles.
The North Atlantic high-latitude areas are subject to frequent and severe medium- and high-frequency radio blackouts due to ionospheric disturbances and magnetic storms. During these blackouts, lowfrequency transmitters are the only practical means of long-range omnidirectional communication among fleet operational units assigned to ASW functions in the North Atlantic.
Senator INoUYE. Admiral, what is the building cost index in this area?
Admiral CoRRADI. 1.8, sir.
Senator INou YE. Please proceed.
Admiral HULL. “Naval radio station, Barrigada, Guam,” a repeti
tive item for a transmitting facility for $526,000.
Admiral HULL. “Naval communication station, Finegay Guam,” two line items both repetitive, an “Operations building” for $959,000, and a “Barracks” for $742,000.
NAVAL RADIO STATION, FORT ALLEN, P.R.
Two line items, both repetitive, a “Radio receiver building” at
$50,000, “Rehabilitation of a messhall” at $44,000. Admiral CoRRADI. The cost index is 1.2 in Puerto Rico. Senator INoUYE. Thank you, sir.
NAVAL RADIO STATION, ISABELA, P.R.
Admiral HULL. “Naval radio station, Isabela, P.R.,” a single line item, repetitive, “Radio transmitting facility” including land acquisition, $1,237,000.
NAVAL COMMUNICATION STATION, LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND
The next project is the “Naval communication station, Londonderry, Northern Ireland,” two line items. The first is repetitive for a barracks at $120,000. “Multipurpose building,” $144,000. The second line item is for a “Multipurpose building” estimated to cost $144,000. This item will provide for construction of a building to house the post office, theater, enlisted men's club, library, education, and hobby shop. This station has grown from a minor radio relay to a major communication station serving fleet units operating in the North Atlantic waters. It also provides point-to-point circuits for the defense communication system. The population of the station will increase in fiscal year 1966 from the present 455 people, including 160 dependents, to 530, including 250 dependents. Existing buildings housing the post office, theater, and library, are of the Quonset type, constructed in 1941 and 1945. These buildings are in poor condition and are costly to maintain. On completion of this item, they will be demolished and their site will be used for family housing and an authorized communication center expansion. The enlisted men's club is also in a Quonset structure which will also be demolished upon completion of this item. There is currently no education center or hobby shop at Londonderry because of lack of SDaCe. "Kiniral CoRRADI. The construction cost factor is 1.0. Senator INoUYE. Thank you, sir.
NAVAL RADIO STATION, SABANA SECA, P.R.
Admiral HULL. The next project is the “Naval radio station, Sabana Seca, P.R.,” two line items. The first is repetitive for a chaptel at $229,000.