Camp McTureous is among the luxurious military installations from Japan. It is operated by the United States of America, but under the strict regulations of the Japanese government. The base is located in Okinawa, close to Uruma. It is adjacent to a small native village – Kawasaki. Although it benefits from the most modern and luxurious facilities, the camp is not independent. It is actually under the jurisdiction of a larger installation on the island – Camp Butler. Just like Camp Butler, it is operated by the United States Marine Corps. It was named in the memory of Robert Miller McTureous, Jr., who was killed during the severe battle of Okinawa in 1945. He was critically injured and could barely move, when he decided to divert fire from some of his wounded mates. He was awarded with the Medal of Honor for these courageous actions. He only had nine months in the US Marine Corps.
Camp McTureous is owned by the US Marine Corps, therefore it supports the armed branch in any of its missions and operations. It is its main priority. The same rule applies for other armed forces that are temporarily deployed on site. However, as years passed by, the military status of this installation has dropped a little in intensity. This doesn’t mean it adopted a standby position. In fact, the military troops hosted there are ready to join a problematic area at any given time.
A second priority for the officials of Camp McTureous is the quality of life for the base inhabitants. The officials kept in mind the fact that this place is in a completely different cultural part of the world. Things are so different from the United States of America that the change might negatively influence most of the military troops. Therefore, the facilities on site aim to make everyone happy, even the pickiest individuals. There are aspects and concepts that can make anyone feel like home. The high quality of life is a priority. This is how the camp became one of the most luxurious military installations run by the United States of America in Japan.
The facilities at Camp McTureous don’t really represent the most important aspect and mission. However, due to the low military activity on site, they have indirectly become a priority. Judging by most military troops that were hosted on site and the officials, the camp is said to be the most luxurious one in Japan. It had a huge area to expand and it took advantage of this opportunity. These days, the military troops no longer have to kill their time in tents and military buildings. There is a huge land filled with housing opportunities for the military troops and their families. The houses are raised at the highest standards.
Camp McTureous benefits from an elementary school too, a commissary, public transportation, community centers, health care clinics, society clubs and plenty of recreational sites, such as snack bars, American restaurants, swimming pools or skate parks. In other words, the camp is slowly growing as a large American community in Japan.