CFAY volunteers participate in 43rd annual Mikoshi Parade

U.S. Navy photos by Ryo Isobe
U.S. Navy photos by Ryo Isobe

CFAY volunteers participate in 43rd annual Mikoshi Parade

by FLEACT, Yokosuka
U.S. Navy

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 20, 2019) Volunteers from Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) and tenant commands teamed up to celebrate and be a part of Yokosuka City’s 43rd annual Mikoshi Parade and Festival, Oct. 20. The parade began midmorning in the center of Yokosuka City with more than 18 thousand spectators lining Mikasa or “Blue” Street. The procession made its way down the main street in Yokosuka, onto the base through CFAY’s Womble Gate, and ultimately to the final staging area in the Purdy Fitness Center’s parking lot. This year’s parade attracted over 36,000 visitors. CFAY provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, 71 tenant commands, and 27,000 military and civilian personnel and their families.

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