|LC Classifications||KF26 .A7 1975e|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 72 p. :|
|Number of Pages||72|
|LC Control Number||75602337|
Disapprove construction projects on the Island of Diego Garcia [microform]: hearing before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, first session on . Well folks, here it is, a book about Diego Garcia by one of the men who built the base! In fact, CDR Urish arrived on DG in May , and was the first Island Commander, and the Commander of the first full battalion of SEABEES to get to work on creating the U.S. base there. The Chagos Islands were, for the most part, passed by for more alluring prizes, until colonial competition hit fever pitch in the s. The French and the British East India company both made abortive attempts to settle Diego Garcia, before the French decided instead to play on the atoll’s peripheral status and maroon Mauritian lepers there. Diego Garcia: A Black Project Military Base with Secrets to Hide Written by The Truth Denied,, 15 Comments. Diego Garcia, Split Runner. The US military base on the island of Diego Garcia (aka Camp Justice aka) and owned by the UK is one of the most strategically located and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. It.
In the s, in the middle of the Cold War the US secreted away a slither of land in the Indian Ocean. Today, Diego Garcia is one of its most important and secretive military bases -- . The people of Diego Garcia, a British colony in the Indian Ocean, were thrown off their island to make way for a US military base. Lyn Gardner on how their story was made into a play. Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the British Indian Ocean territory of Diego Garcia is a key strategic base that acts as a staging area for navy ships, long-range bombers, aerial tankers, and other military assets whose missions take them to Africa, Asia, and the Middle east. Secondary missions include its status as one of the Space Shuttle’s emergency landing sites, and . The Diego Garcia Island is part of the UK-owned Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean from where the British Army forcefully evicted the indigenous Chagossian population in the s, before leasing it to the United States. It has since hosted America’s largest overseas airbase. Because of its notoriety, the base is shrouded in secrecy.
STUFF FOR SALE - Find links to Dan Urish's artwork, Northwest Embroidery (they make polos and caps for the Yacht Club and others on the island), the official BIOT post office (to buy stamps & stuff), Larry Bowman's site (where you can buy and sell Indian Ocean books, prints and maps), and the CafePress stores of the Diego Garcian Society, Tom. It was an operation that in many respects was a “deju vu” of the many operations in which the Seabees built advance bases in the Pacific Ocean “island hopping” campaigns during World War II. From to there would be 14 more Seabee deployments to accomplish extensive permanent construction on Diego Garcia. - An island in the Indian Ocean I was stationed on from December to June See more ideas about Diego garcia, Indian ocean, Biot pins. DIEGO GARCIA, B.I.O.T. Merit Award Other Construction $2 to $ Million The project entails upgrades to the potable water system, waste water treatment system, bilge and oily waste treatment systems, and the construction of storage facilities to support the land class ship operations at NSF Diego Garcia.