Air Force spending nearly $27M to turn vacant Yokota apartments into dorms
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Air Force expects to pay $26.8 million to turn a pair of vacant family housing towers into dormitories for 280 unaccompanied airmen at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo.
The renovations will transform 140 two- and three-bedroom apartments, built by the Japanese government decades ago, into two-bedroom dorms, 374th Airlift Wing spokeswoman Capt. Alicia Premo said in an email Thursday.
Yokota’s population of about 11,500 servicemembers, civilians and dependents increased last year with the arrival of five CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from the 353rd Special Operations Group. Ten Ospreys will eventually be stationed at the base, adding about 450 personnel to its population.
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