Working on the Island Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean

Post Date: October 12, 2016 | Category: General Information

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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 hosting one of Global Positioning System’s 3 ground antennas, as well as facilities belonging to the USA’s Space Surveillance Network.

The U.S. military has considered this 17-square-mile atoll of coral and sand in the middle of the Indian Ocean, one of the most valuable pieces of real estate on Earth. The UK/ U.S. treaty that turned the island into a military base was signed in 1966. It runs until 2036, but either government can opt out in 2016. Meanwhile, there’s the non-trivial matter of supplying, improving, and operating the island’s military infrastructure.


Military contractors support a variety of missions for the US military and Britsh forces at Camp Thunder Cave. United States military activities in Diego Garcia have caused friction between India and the United States in the past. Various political parties in India repeatedly called for the military base to be dismantled, as they saw the United States naval presence in Diego Garcia as a hindrance to peace in the Indian Ocean. In recent years, relations between India and the United States have improved dramatically. Diego Garcia was the site of several naval exercises between the United States and Indian navies held between 2001 and 2004.

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9 Responses to “Working on the Island Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean”

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    Comment made by wdspicer325 on Dec 28th 2013 at 3:09 PM:

    If you need a licensed plumber please send me more information. I have over 20 years of plumbing experience & was a foreman in Kuwait at Camp Virginia. I would love to hear more about the program.

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    Comment made by HERMAN SCHOELER on Feb 4th 2014 at 2:17 PM:

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    Comment made by Kimberly Young-Aiken on Apr 11th 2014 at 4:43 PM:

    I am very eager to return to the workforce after my base was shut down. If you are looking for someone with a back ground in Quality and Hospitality I would very much like to get more information on any job openings. I can be reached at 904-572-6259 [email protected] or [email protected]

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    Comment made by P.J. Smith on Apr 14th 2014 at 5:08 PM:

    Very much interested in working on the atoll, please view my profile on LinkedIn or e-mail me at [email protected]

    I have a background in Personnel/Program Security, Project/Contract Support, Human Resources, and Business Development.



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    Comment made by Benjamin Moore on Jun 13th 2014 at 1:29 PM:

    I am interested in this job opportunity. I have experience working as a DOD contractor for seven (7) years on numerous job assignments in Germany, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan from( 2005-2012) and served out all my tours to completion. Contact me [email protected] or linkedin.

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    Comment made by Sharon Natoza on Oct 26th 2014 at 12:44 AM:

    I’am sharon natoza,my greatest dream is to work in diego garcia i in Honda motors philippines as a welder then i studied also smaw gmaw combination i apply here in the philippines but until now i had no work,i hope diego garcia company can help me.god bless u all.thank you.

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