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Celebrating their 2nd Anniversary! Schilling has 50k Easter Eggs to find, get ready for Eggsplosion! Check out Kadena ITT for the list of tours this month!

APRIL 2021

Note: Facility programs, event hours, and dates are subject to change. CLUBS Pages 6 - 12 Officers’ Club Rocker Enlisted Club

FOOD Pages 14 - 19 Chili’s Limited Time Offers Seaside


TRAVEL Pages 20 - 21 Kadena ITT Okuma Beach

RECREATION Pages 22 - 33


Risner Fitness Center Risner Sports Pro Shop Kadena Marina Aquatics Banyan Tree Golf Course Chibana Golf Course Emery Lanes Auto Hobby Outdoor Recreation


Pages 34 - 46 Karing Kennels Arts & Crafts Center Child Development Center Family Child Care Airman & Family Readiness Center Education & Training Center Youth Sports & Fitness Schilling Community Center Youth Center Teen Center


FSS SPOTLIGHT Pages 36 - 39 Child Youth Programs

36 Venture magazine is designed to inform and entertain the individuals who use Kadena FSS. For article source information, please contact 18 FSS Marketing. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Kadena Air Base, DoD, or the U.S. Air Force. For information on Venture magazine, call 18 FSS Marketing at 634-5078 or email venture@kadenafss.com. Interested in advertising or commercial sponsorship? Visit www.kadenafss.com/more/sponsorship or email sponsorship@kadenafss.com.

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COMMAND 18th Force Support Squadron Director Mr. Christopher Cowderoy Deputy Commander Capt David F. Dinero

718th Force Support Squadron Commander Lt Col Jama K. Stilwell Deputy Director Ms. Michelle D. Coover

MARKETING Marketing Director Vas Bora Video Producer Att Eachus Art Director Yuka Taira Writer/Editor Meagan Abell Commercial Sponsorship Shoko Tamaki Publicity Assistant Jae Mi Cracolici Account Executives Natalie Amara Meagan Abell Deanna Berg Web Content Manager Leeann McCathern

Editor’s Letter


ey readers, welcome to the April issue of Venture magazine! April brings the promise of spring colors, Easter egg hunts, flowers, and perfect weather. We have a little bit of all of those things to share with you this month. Did you know that the Seaside at Kadena Marina is turning two? They are hosting a party, and you are their special guest! Complete with live music, limited edition desserts, and the promise of a good time, check out more details on page 19. If you are looking to let someone else do the cooking this Easter, be sure to check out all the options Kadena Clubs have this year! If you are bored with the standard lunch options, grab a friend and check out all the monthly specials offered on base on pages 16 - 17. Speaking of Easter, if you are looking for an Easter Egg hunt for your kiddos this year, we are not in short supply of options. Schilling is hosting the annual Eggsplosion event with 50k eggs to hunt! Be sure to sign up in advance. The Officers’ Club is also hosting an Easter Egg hunt, be sure to check out page 7 for details. Looking for an adult way to celebrate the pastime of hunting colorful eggs? Kadena Marina has an underwater egg hunt! Check out page 23 for more information about how to sign up in teams. Do you have a little one who is ready to put their swim skills to the test? Aquatics is hosting a swim meet! Check out their page or call Outdoor Rec to find out more. Kids Bowl Free® with Emery Lanes is back! Take a look at their page for info on how to register. If you are ready to explore more of this beautiful island, head on over to Kadena ITT to see what tours they offer this month! Don’t forget to share your pictures with us! We seriously love following along. Be sure to tag @KadenaFSS and use the hashtag #FindSomethingSpecial, and we might share your photos!

Photographer Jamie Acton Graphics Yoshihiro Higa Takako Uehara Yuka Kinjo Yasuhiro Nerome Megumi Kohama

Meagan Abell Writer/Editor

Saturday, 3 April Children 0 - 11 • Registration Required • Spaces Limited There are 50,000 eggs for the kids to hunt down! Registration is required. The SignUpGenius link will be posted to the event page on Facebook on Monday, 29 March at 10 am. Schilling Community Center 634-1387 | Building 455



Open to all ranks and services

Barrio Fiesta Monday, 5 April 11 am - 1:30 pm Join us at the Kadena Officers’ Club for a celebration of community and fabulous foods of the Philippines!

Weekday Lunch Fare Monday - Friday • 11 am - 1:30 pm $ 12.95 • Adults ($1 Member discount) $ 6.95 • Ages 5 - 12 Free • Ages 4 & under Monday • Asian Buffet

Easter Br u n ch Sunday, 4 April • 9:30 am - 2 pm $ 20.95 • Adults ($2 Member discount) $ 9.95 • Ages 5 - 12 ($1 Member discount) $ 3 • Ages 4 & under Add crab legs to your buffet: $ 6 • Half pound | $10 • Full pound Enjoy some of our most popular items, including peel-and-eat shrimp, carved beef, salads, an array of breakfast and lunch items, assorted desserts, and so much more!

Maintenance Day Tuesday, 13 April The Officers’ Club buffet will be closed. Café Latte will be closed for breakfast and lunch and will re-open at 4 pm.

Officers’ Club Barber Shop Monday - Saturday • 9 am - 5 pm Get a great haircut at a terrific price, only $7! All ranks are welcome.

Kadena Officers’ Club

966-7409 | Bldg 313 Across from Shogun Inn 6



Tuesday • Mexican Buffet Wednesday • European Buffet Thursday • All-American BBQ Buffet Friday • Seafood Buffet

Anniversary Special Reservation Monday - Saturday by reservation only 6 - 8:30 pm Lobster Dinner • $150 per couple Steak Dinner • $120 per couple Salmon Dinner • $100 per couple Dinner includes: Shrimp Scampi Appetizer Soup of the Day & Salad Steak Tenderloin, Salmon or Lobster tail (Choose one) Chef’s Choice Vegetables, Baked Duchess Potatoes Dessert Bottle of Champagne Bring your loved one to the Kadena Officers’ Club for a romantic dinner on your special occasion. Each of you will start off with a savory appetizer, enjoy a succulent main course, and end with a decadent dessert. Dinner includes a bottle of champagne to share!

Sunday, 4 April • 2 - 2:30 pm Ages 5 & under • Kadena Officers’ Club Bring your little bunnies by on Easter Sunday to join in on our Easter Egg Hunt after Sunday Brunch. We will award a prize to the child who discovers the most eggs!



Open to all enlisted ranks and civilian equivalents ages 18 and over. Open Fridays & Saturdays • 9 pm - 2 am


Come enjoy our great selection of craft beers, delicious Asian cuisine, and mouth-watering burgers, plus pool, darts, and more seven days a week. Open to all ranks and services. Officers must depart Hanabis by 9 pm daily.

Thursdays 7 pm - Close • Smart Phone Trivia Free • Club members $ 5 • Nonmembers Teams of four (minimum of eight participants) challenge other teams using smartphones or tablets to answer. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams.

Sunday - Saturday 7 pm - 2 am • Music Videos

Maintenance Day Monday, 5 April Hanabi’s and Kazoku Place will be closed for breakfast and lunch and will reopen at 4 pm.

Rocker Enlisted Club 966-7372 | Bldg 622

Open to all enlisted ranks and civilian equivalents ages 18 and over.



Administrative Professionals Day Specials Thursday, 15 April • 11 am - 2 pm • Chicken Salad Croissant with Fresh Fruit • London Broiled with Mushroom Sauce

7 April: National Caramel Popcorn Day To celebrate, Club members receive a mini bag of caramel popcorn with their purchase in Daily Grind while supplies last

12 April: National Grilled Cheese Day Special Banana and Nutella Grilled Cheese: Fresh bananas, Nutella spread and cream cheese deep fried and dusted with powder sugar

22 April: National Jelly Bean Day Club members guess how many jelly beans are in the jar and win $100 FSS gift card

C AT E R I N G Stop by the catering office at the Rocker Enlited Club and order your Kopy Kake today.

S U N DAY, 4 A P R I L 8 A M - 1:30 P M S H I R A H O BA L L R O O M 1 4 . 9 5 Ad u l t s ( $ 2 Mem ber di s c ount) $ 6 . 9 5 • A g e s 4 - 12 | $ 3 • A ges 3 & under $

Menu Carving Station Honey Glazed Easter Ham with Pineapple Raisin Sauce and Whole Grain Mustard Roasted Whole Turkey with Trimmings Breakfast Fare Made-to-order Omelet and Egg Station Fluffy French Toast Scrambled Eggs Savory Sausage and Applewood Smoked Bacon Country Fried Potatoes and Grits Buttermilk Biscuits with Creamed Beef Steamed White Rice Assorted Donuts, Mini Breakfast Pastries, and Easter Bread Assorted Breads and Cereals Assorted Mini Quiche Easter Cookies and Cupcakes

Cold Food Jello Salad Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Beverages Orange Juice Milk Iced or Hot Tea Fresh Brewed Kona Blend Coffee

Each child will receive a golden egg for a chance to go to the Easter treasure box or to win an Easter basket.


Mongolian BBQ

Wednesday, 28 April • 5 pm

Give in to your Mongolian BBQ craving! Are you tempted to try some tasty Mongolian BBQ now? Then check out the Rocker’s next Mongolian BBQ night! Limited menu in addition to Mongolian BBQ will be offered.

Members Only Two-For-One Special Tuesdays • 4 - 9 pm Each entrée comes with a choice of house salad or cup of soup, two sides, and fresh bread unless otherwise noted. Dine-in only. Not available for to-go or pick-up. • Huli Huli Chicken • Hoisin-Glazed Salmon • Grilled Flat Iron Steak • Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce

Mini Breakfast Buffet Fridays • 7 - 10:30 am Saturdays • 7 am - 2 pm $ 9.95 • Adults ($1 Member discount) $ 5.95 • Ages 5 - 12 ($1 Member discount) $ 3 • Ages 3 - 4 ($1 Member discount) Free • Ages 2 & under Grab a quick bite to get your day started right! Choose from classic breakfast options like mini-pancakes, scrambled eggs, and country potatoes.

Sunday Breakfast 8 am - 2 pm $ 12.95 • Adults ($2 Member discount) $ 6.95 • Ages 5 - 12 ($1 Member discount) $ 3.95 • Ages 3 - 4 Free • Ages 2 & under Enjoy our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet!

Statehood Admission Day Friday, 9 April • 7 - 10:30 am This month’s lucky states are Maryland and Louisiana. Please show your driver’s license or stateside ID and active Enlisted Club membership to receive a FREE mini breakfast buffet.

Retiree Club Member Appreciation

BBQ Rib Special

Mondays • 4 - 9 pm BBQ Ribs Plate 1/2 or full rack of BBQ-glazed baby back ribs served with two sides of your choice, cornbread or rolls, and a choice of soup or salad.

Friday, 30 April • 6 am - 2 pm Retirees receive an additional $1 discount with the purchase of a full breakfast or lunch entrée. Must be a Club member and show retired military ID and active Enlisted Club Card to receive discount.

Kazoku Place 966-7380 | Bldg 622

Inside the Rocker Enlisted Club Open to all ranks and services.




On Wednesday nights kids 10 and under eat free off the Kids Menu with an adult menu purchase.


966-7380 | Bldg 622

Inside the Rocker Enlisted Club Open to all ranks and services.

Not sure what’s for dinner? Let the Rocker Enlisted Club handle it. Thursdays • 4:30 - 6:30 pm $

10 • Per person ($2 Member discount)

1 April • Pork adobo, white rice, and vegetable pancit 8 April • BBQ ribs, baked beans, corn cobbette, and corn bread 15 April • Huli huli chicken, roasted potatoes, and chef’s veggies 22 April • Sliced turkey, herb stuffing, whipped potatoes, and green beans 29 April • Beef enchiladas, Mexican rice, and fiesta corn

Just pull up to the curb at the Rocker Enlisted Club entrance! Limited quantities available so come early. ROCKER ENLISTED CLUB • 966-7372 | Building 622



All Skoshi Rocker Bingo moved to Rocker Enlisted Club. Night Bingo Nightly except for Wednesdays • 7 pm

750 Night Bingo


Mondays • 7 pm | Saturdays • 6 pm All book games have a payout of $750!

Bingo Appreciation Sunday, 25 April • 7 pm

Rocker Enlisted Club • 966-7372 | Bldg 622 SUBJECT TO CHANGE

new items

Chicken Nanban $ 8.95

AirPower Café 966-7405 | Bldg 3522 12 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM


AirPower Café

Sesame Ginger Chicken $ 8.95

Bibimbap $ 8.75

April is Month of Military Child & Child Abuse Prevention

Keeping Your Family Strong Every family has strengths, and every family faces challenges. When you are under stress—the car breaks down, your child’s behavior is difficult, or even when the family is experiencing a positive change, such as moving into a new home—sometimes it takes a little extra help to get through the day. Protective factors are the strengths and resources that families draw on when life gets difficult. Building on these strengths is a proven way to keep the family strong and enhance child well-being. See below for six key protective factors and simple ways you can build these factors in your own family. Protective Factor and What It Means

What You Can Do

Nurturing and Attachment: Our family shows how much we love each other.

Take time at the end of each day to connect with your children with a hug, a smile, a song, or a few minutes of listening and talking.

Parental Resilience: I have courage during stress and the ability to bounce back from challenges

Take quiet time to reenergize: take a bath, write, sing, laugh, play, drink a cup of tea. Do some physical exercise: walk, stretch, dance. Share your feelings with someone you trust. Surround yourself with people who support you and make you feel good about yourself.

Join a playgroup or online support group of parents with children at Social Connections: I have friends, family, and neighbors who help similar ages. Find a church, temple, or mosque that welcomes and supout and provide emotional support. ports parents

Concrete Supports for Parents: Our family can meet our day-to-day Make a list of people or places to call for support. Ask the director of needs, including housing, food, health care, education, and counsel- your child’s school to host a Community Resource Night, so you (and ing. I know where to find help if I need it. other parents) can see what help your community offers. Provide regular routines, especially for young children. Make sure Social and Emotional Competence of Children: My children know everyone who cares for your child is aware of your routines around they are loved, feel they belong, and are able to get along with oth- mealtimes, naps, and bedtime. Talk with your children about how important feelings are. Teach and encourage children to solve problems ers. in age-appropriate ways

“Love & Logic” Parenting class for parents of children under the age of 10. Starts 7 April for 4 consecutive Tuesdays. 1100 to 1300 — Kadena Family Advocacy Registration at Kadena Family Advocacy 634-0433 Paid Advertisement from your Community Support & Violence Prevention Teams



Choose TWO or Make it a TRIO Grilled Chicken • Grilled Steak • Grilled Shrimp

Chili’s Grill & Bar

DSN 966-7359 or 010-1512-672-7359 | Bldg 105

DELIVERY • 11 am - 10 PM Kadenafss.com/delivery

DSN 966-7366 or 036-868-2210

Call to place your order

DSN 966-7360 or 036-868-2209



d n u o r A s d Foo a n e d Ka Café Latte

Thai Pork & Egg Sandwich



Succulent, marinated pork loin topped with savory stir-fried vegetables, seasoned egg and cheese scramble, two slices of crispy bacon, and a tangy sriracha-mayo sauce served on a crusty roll.

Emery Lanes

Jalapeñño Popper Burger



Add a little spice to your meal! Savor this juicy half-pound burger topped with jalapeño poppers, crisp bacon, a smooth cream cheese spread, and cheddar cheese.

Café Latte

Green Curry with Chicken



Fresh, flavorful green curry with chicken served with a generous helping of fluffy white rice.


Quattro Formaggi Pizza



Let’s get CHEESY! Enjoy a blend of four cheeses (mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, and Gruyere) on our hand-made crust.



Okuma Surfside



Seafood Primavera

Satisfy your seafood cravings with mahi-mahi, shrimp, and scallops, all tossed together with a zesty marinara sauce. Served with your choice of soup or salad and garlic bread.

Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill

Tuscan Pizza

A new take on the classic Margherita pizza that includes marinated mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, rich tomato sauce, and topped with pesto.

Tee House



Freshly-made tuna salad with a kick of wasabi served with bacon, lettuce, and tomato between two pieces of toasted rye bread. Make it a combo for $2.50!



Spring Breeze Smoothie



Wasabi Tuna Salad Sandwich

Chicken, garlic, spinach, and tomatoes on tomato sauce.

Rise N’ Shine



Mushroom Margherita Pizza

Apple juice , mango, lemon juice , whipped cream, and sprinkles



Seaside at Kadena Marina

Your premier on-base dining facility serving lunch, dinner, & weekend brunch


easide at the Kadena Marina has been a premier dining facility on the island for a long time. In April 2019, after a renovation and facelift, the new and improved Seaside opened its doors! Patrons returned to the same elegant dining and breathtaking views, but now Seaside boasts a brand-new menu of surf and turf specialties. Seaside is hosting an anniversary party on Saturday, 24 April, to celebrate two years of fantastic dining. “We want to give back to our customers who are the reason that we are a success story. So, we will be having discounts and giveaways all day long,” said Dawn Walles, manager of Seaside. She went on to add, “We will also have some socially distant and CSD-compliant live music playing while patrons dine at their socially distant tables.”

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday • Closed Tuesday - Thursday • 11 am - 9 pm Friday • 11 am - 10 pm Saturday • 9 am - 10 pm Sunday •9 am - 9 pm Weekend Brunch ends at 3 pm

by Meagan Abell Seaside does not take reservations, so make sure you mark your calendars for this one! They will be unveiling a new dessert, too, only for the anniversary event, Tarte A La Seaside. A delicate buttery crust, light and tangy filling, topped with fresh fruit and cream. The regular dessert menu will still be available, and the chimi-cheesecake is a forever favorite. We suggest ordering both! Seaside is a premier on-base dining facility located right next to Kadena Marina on highway 58. Indoor dining at Seaside is allowed when permitted by your command’s directives for on-base dining. It is open to all branches and ranks, and they cannot wait to serve you. Follow along on Facebook & Instagram pages for the most up-todate info! We are the Seaside! “Where the food meets the soul.”

Located one mile north of Kadena Gate 1 Building 3629A Kadena DSN: 966-7401 JP: 036-868-2213

Seaside’ s Celebrate with us! SATURDAY, 24 APRIL 9 AM - 10 PM

Giveaways • Live Music • Great Food

Featuring the sounds of Coconut Radio!

Follow us on Facebook @SeasideatKadenaMarina for more details! SUBJECT TO CHANGE 966-7401


Forest Adventure Zip-lining

YYY on Ie Island Yoga Retreat 23 - 25 April

Saturday, 17 April Fly high through the jungle at this zip-lining park. Strap-in for multiple courses high above the trees, with views of the coastline. ITT also sells individual tickets, not date or time specific!

More Yoga Dates Saturday, 17 April Monday, 12 April (sunset) Thursday, 29 April (sunset)

Tour Discounts are Back! Check our calendar to see what tours are eligible. • Birthday Special Receive 25% off local tours scheduled three (3) days prior and/or after your birthday. • Welcome to Okinawa* Receive 10% off select local tours. Discount eligible for those who have been on island for 90 days or less. • PCS Special* Receive 10% off select local tours. Discount eligible for those who are leaving Okinawa in 90 days or less. • Club Card Members Receive 10% off select local tours when you show your Club Card membership. *Copy of PCS orders needed at time of booking.

Scenic North

Sunday, 18 April Travel with us to see the northern highlights of Okinawa. We’ll take you to scenic Hedo Point, hike throughout the ancient rock formations at Seki Rinzan, and take in the expansive views at a Cliffside overlook. This is a great way to see what the northern tip of Okinawa has to offer!

Kadena ITT 966-7333 | 036-868-2226 Bldg 455 Inside Schilling Community Center Email: ITT@KadenaFSS.com @KadenaITT SUBJECT TO CHANGE



Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, 4 April Free • Ages 15 & under Sign-up starts 8:30 am Egg coloring contests, egg hunting, and prize winning.

Mother’s Day Weekend Saturday, 8 May

Sunday, 9 May

2 - 4 pm • Crafts for Kids

Special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Let the kids create a special handmade card just for mom!

Sunday, 9 May • 8 am - 2 pm 14.95 • Ages 13 & over $ 7.95 • Ages 4 - 12 Free • Ages 3 & under Surfside Grill & Bar Spend the day celebrating your amazing mom with a delicious brunch at Surfside Grill & Bar! The buffet will feature pancakes, sausage, French toast, fried chicken, sausage gravy, sautéed beef biscuits, bacon, sautéed fresh vegetables, and more! $

5 - 9 pm • Parent/Child Dance Spend Mother’s Day showing off your dance moves with your children. All parents and children are welcome!

Cinco de Mayo Buffet Wednesday, 5 May • 11 am - 2 pm $ 9.95 • Ages 13 & over $ 3.95 • Ages 4 - 12 Free • Ages 3 & under Surfside Grill & Bar Build your own soft or hard-shell tacos or taco rice.�Enjoy our great tacos plate after plate.

Surrounded by beautiful views of the East China Sea, Okuma Beach has everything you need to get away and relax.

Okuma Beach • 631-1990 Surfside Grill & Bar • 631-1805 Reservations • 631-1991 Located 51 miles north of Kadena AB SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Shogun Functional Fitness Classes

Monday - Saturday $ 30 (one-time fee) Shogun fitness introduces you to the world of CrossFit®-related exercises! Constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity, many exercises are bodyweight-oriented, such as burpees, push-ups, jump rope, pullups, running, and more. To participate in the regularly scheduled classes, customers must attend the one-time orientation and pay a one-time fee of $ 30. Please stop by the front desk for more info.

Risner Virtual 5K

Thursday - Monday, 22 - 26 April Top three male and female best times will receive a free Spring Breeze smoothie. Winners will be announced by noon on 26 April via our Facebook page.

Massage Therapists

Did you know that we have massage therapists at the Risner? Our therapists are trained to offer various styles. Prices are as follows: 30 Minutes • $30 60 Minutes • $45 75 Minutes • $60 90 Minutes • $75 120 Minutes • $90

Risner Fitness Center 634-5128 | Bldg 109

Tennis Center & Sports Pro Shop 966-7431 | Bldg 123

Habu Fitness Center 634-3866 | Bldg 499


Wednesday, 14 April • 10 am - 5 pm Do the most push-ups in a minute that you can! Top male and female will receive a smoothie of their choice.





Venture Dive Trips Resume

SATURDAY, 3 APRIL 9: 30 AM 50 • Per team Free • RecOn


Here comes Peter Fishy Tail swimming down the coral trail, flippity zippity Easter Eggs are hiding in the bay! Join us at the Marina for an egg-stra good time as we don our SCUBA gear and dive down to hunt for eggs under the sea! Bring your favorite honey bunny, your basket, and your sense of adventure as we hunt for sunken Treasure Eggs at the Marina. Don’t SCUBA? Don’t worry! The Easter Bunny will be topside and picture-ready after he hides all of the eggs. Please watch our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on this event.

Beginning Saturday, 3 April Price Dependent on Dive Trip Location We know you have been waiting for our Venture Dive Trips to resume; well, wait no longer! We are back and ready to fulfill your diving dreams! Aka, Keramas, Zanpa, and Chibishi are waiting to be explored. The crystal blue waters surrounding this beautiful rock are jam packed with abundant sea life like clownfish, turtles, nudibranchs, and frogfish. Get on the boat and enjoy dive sites few other divers ever get to experience. Be careful; these trips fill fast. For the most up-to-date information on our dive trips, please check out our Facebook page.

Power Boat Rentals

1 - 30 April $ 30 • Per hour (10% Club member discount) Are you a fan of Wicked Tuna? Pirates of the Caribbean? Gilligan’s Island? The Love Boat? Gather your crew and bring them down to the Marina to man one of our Center Console 90 HP Power Boats. Be the Skipper, brave and sure, as you show off your swashbuckling skills to your crew. Channel your inner Cruise Director and show your guests the best views of the Island from out on the water. Want to reel in that trophy tuna? Bring your own deckhands and we will rent you the fishing pole! What better way to chart your own destiny than at the helm of one of our best boats?

Kadena Marina Dive Shop • 036-868-2228 Harbor • 036-868-2282 Bldg 3500 @KadenaFSSMarina SUBJECT TO CHANGE VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM 23


Swim Lessons 19 - 30 April

Be prepared for pool season by learning how to swim! Open to all ages, each swim lesson curriculum consists of eight 30-minute sessions for a total of four hours that are held Monday - Thursday with Friday as a back-up day. We provide lessons for all ages and levels of experience, including adults. Open to all SOFA and dependents. Please register with Outdoor Recreation. Parent & Child (ages 4 & under) • $50 Introduces basic skills to both parents and children. Parents learn water safety and how to safely work with their child in the water as well as how to support and encourage their children to participate in the skills taught. Children are introduced to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim and being comfortable in the water. Learn to Swim Series Levels 1 - 6 Ages 5 & over • $75 per series Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills 2 - Fundamental Aquatics Skills 3 - Stroke Development 4 - Stroke Improvement 5 - Stroke Refinement 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency Preschool (ages 6 & under) • $75 Children are introduced to safe practices and aquatic skills while developing confidence in the water. The skills taught throughout the course will gradually challenge children and help to start development of independent locomotion and coordination. Children will gain confidence over greater distances and deeper water. Adult Lessons • $100 Participants can choose a 30-minute time slot between 11 am - 6:30 pm. Instructors will work with participants one-on-one to assess their needs and create a lesson plan accordingly.

Aquatics 634-6425 Fairchild Pool • Bldg 1988 @KadenaAquatics SUBJECT TO CHANGE 24 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

How-to April’s sport


Watersports! Saturday, 10 April

Do you want to enjoy all the water activities that Okinawa has to offer, but don’t know where to start? Our monthly how-to class will cover water safety, instruction, and practice on many popular activities, all under supervision in a controlled environment. Gain the knowledge and confidence to venture out and explore the Oki waters! Register at Kadena Outdoor Recreation at (036) 868-2229.

Sea Monkey


Saturday, 24 April Fairchild Pool

Calling all sea monkeys! If your little one is eager to test their skills against some friendly competition, this is their chance. Please call Kadena Outdoor Recreation at (036) 868-2229 for more details and to register.


Banyan Tree Golf Course

I nd iv i du a l S t r o ke P l ay Saturday, 10 April

7 am • Check-in | 7:30 am • Shotgun start $ 45 • AGF members | $70 • Non-AGF members Gross and net prizes will be awarded, and you must have a GHIN handicap to receive a net score.


Banyan Tree Golf Course

Chibana Golf Course

966-7321 | Bldg 12

966-7327 | Bldg 55061



Chibana Golf Course

Par3 Challenge

Saturday, 3 April

5 pm • Check-in | 5:30 pm • Shotgun start $ 12 • AGF members | $20 • Non-AGF members This is a 9-hole individual stroke play tournament with a shotgun start. The price includes cart fees and range balls.

TERS WEEK Chibana Golf Course

J r. M a s t e r s Tournament Saturday, 3 April

7 am • Check-in | 7:30 am • Shotgun start Ages 5 - 16 $ 10 • AGF members | $15 • Non-AGF members This is a 9-hole individual stroke play tournament with a shotgun start. The price includes cart fees and range balls.


Kids Eat Free Wednesdays • 5 - 8:30 pm Stop by on Wednesdays to get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult combo meal! Offer is dine-in only.

Kids Bowl Free® Ages 18 & under Mark your calendar! Your child can receive two free games every day, and there is also a family package available that allows four adults to get the same two free games as well. Shoes are not included. Register at www.kidsbowlfree. com and click on Emery Lanes.

Every Wednesday is Wing Day at emery lanes! Enjoy $0.75 wings all day.

Strikers Café Online Ordering Place your order for pickup on our convenient new website! We offer curbside pick-up too! www.orderonlinemenu.com/ StrikersCafeKadena

Single Airman Bowling Program Mondays • 5:30 - 9:30 pm Airmen of all ranks on unaccompanied orders, along with one guest, receive three free games of bowling plus shoes on Mondays!

Pizza, Pins, and Pop 54.95 • Sunday - Friday before 5 pm 58.95 • Sunday - Thursday after 5 pm Enjoy two hours of bowling, rental shoes, a large one-topping pizza, and a pitcher of soda for up to five bowlers.

$ $

Ramen Bowl Kadena is home to the only ramen shop located on a US military installation! Choose between three types of broth and don’t forget to try the gyoza.

Emery Lanes


Don’t forget to try our flavor of the month!


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Free Rotor Machining 5 - 9 April Save $25 - $50 when you get your brakes serviced at Kadena Auto Hobby! It’s our way of thanking you for being loyal customers.

U-WRENCH IT Classes by Appointment Monday - Friday • 9 am - 3 pm Ages 16 & over Free • Register at least one day prior Can’t make it to our regular scheduled classes? Try our half-hour classes by appointment! You get to pick the time and date of the class, with subjects including oil changes, under-the-hood inspections, understanding paperwork, and more. The best part is, you can apply the things you learn to your future stateside vehicle!

Oil Change Class Wednesday, 7 April Free • Register at least one day prior Ages 16 & over Save yourself some money by learning how to change your own oil! You’ll find that the process is not that difficult or timeconsuming, and you’ll get to see what your car looks like from underneath.

Belt Check Class Wednesday, 21 April Ages 16 & over Free • Register at least one day prior Start your summer right! Belts drive your main components, A/C, alternator, and power steering. If any one of these belts fail, it could make operating your vehicle very difficult.

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Tip of the Month: Don’t Get Rusty Rainy season is here! Metal surfaces, including your brakes, succumb to rust very easily in the humid Okinawan weather. To help keep your car in tip-top shape, go for a drive after a heavy rain or high dew-point morning. This will help clean the rust off your rotors and prevent one of the main causes of brake failure and malfunction.

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Keep important documents in a fireproof safe, lockbox, or cabinet.

Have an escape plan rehearsed and remember to call 9-1-1!

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Snorkelin g wi th Whale S h a r ks Saturday, 18 April • 8 - 11 am Ages 8 & over $ 99 • Includes guide and entry fee Come snorkel above these gentle giants for an opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the most intriguing creatures in the ocean. Participants must wear a life jacket at all times during the trip. Please be sure to bring snorkel gear, a change of clothes, bottled water, and yen for purchases.

O ff- Island Tr ips Hiking at Kirishima National Park in Kyushu 28 - 31 May (Memorial Day) Ages 12 & over $ 960 • Single room | $925 • Twin room Our guide will take you to the best spot in Kagoshima! We are going to hike Mt. Onami Pond (1,411m), Mt. Karakuni (1,700m) and Mt. Takachihonimine Ridge (1,574m), explore a waterfall, see a volcano, touch volcanic rock, and more! The price includes all transportation from Okinawa, guide fee, accommodations, and breakfast for three days. Space is limited.

Bike Race Hill Climb Cycling to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station 4 - 7 June $ 1,200 • Ages 12 & over Venture out and ride with us to Mt. Fuji 5th Station. The price includes all transportation from Kadena, lodging, and entry fee for the event. Space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact us. If you are interested in one of these trips, feel free to contact us! We will post more details on the Kadena Outdoor Recreation Facebook page.

Outdoor Recreation

966-7343 | 036-868-2229 • Bldg 614 We offer rental equipment from bounce houses to bicycles and camping gear too! We can also host your next Paintball Party! @KadenaOutdoorRecreation


R EC R E AT I O N Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling at Blue Cave


Sunday, 11 April • 6:45 - 11 am $ 60 • Ages 12 & over Let’s go kayaking and enjoy snorkeling at Blue Cave!

Mangrove Kayaking Thursday, 15 April • 7 -11 am $ 60 • Ages 10 & over We only provide this trip a few times a year, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Hike Jawbone Ridge

25 • Ages 16 & over | 10 • Ages 6 - 15 Free • Ages 3 - 5



Indy Jones Wednesday, 7 April • 8:30 am - 1 pm Indy Jones is a short trail, but packed full of fun! We will work our way through some natural caves, climb boulders in a forest, then climb some old castle ruins.

Mt. Ishikawa Wednesday, 21 April • 8:30 am - 1 pm This one is for your adventurous side. There’s ropes and rock climbing, ending with a 360° view from a tower! We recommend that you wear long sleeves and pants and hiking shoes. Please bring a car seat if traveling with children, a change of clothes and shoes, bottled water, and yen for snacks and purchases.


Saturday, 17 April • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • Ages 12 & over This rigorous hike rewards you with amazing views! We will follow the ridge across three different mountains, including four viewpoints in total! The difficultly level is hard. The trail is a point-to-point style structure, with optional added trail given pace of group.

Hike Mt. Katsuu Friday, 30 April • 8 am - 1 pm $ 30 • Ages 10 & over It’s time to say goodbye to hiking! Mt. Katsuu is a quick but challenging hike, with spectacular views of the island once at the summit. Please be sure to bring hiking shoes, a change of shoes, and change of T-shirts, bottled water, and yen for purchases.




For Kids

H ap p y Fr id a y Cycl i ng Tou rs Cycling Kouri Island

Cycling Ikei Island

Friday, 9 April • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • Ages 12 & over | $5 • Bicycle rental

Friday, 16 April • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • Ages 12 & over | $5 • Bicycle rental

If you want spectacular views and a great workout, this trip is for you! This course is approximately 20 miles and follows a loop-style structure. We travel out on the east coast side through Yagaji Island, over Kouri Bridge, and to Kouri Island. We break at Kouri Beach. Then, we’ll head toward the west coast and take in the views from Warumi Bridge. From there, we’ll head back to the start through the farmlands!

Cycle the eastern coast and experience the amazing views of the sea! This course has several uphill climbs, so it is better suited for the intermediate level cyclist. Price includes transportation and guide. Total tour is about 19 miles.





by Meagan Abell

e just flew past the annual Cherry Blossom blooms and azalea blooms for the year, and we don’t know about you, but we are ready for more of the beautiful floras the region has to offer. Lilies, Azaleas, Orchids are beloved, but the festivals for the 2021 year have been cancelled. Keep these on your radar for next season if you can, but there are still a couple options to explore this spring and summer!

Okinawa Bougainvillea Fair Southeast Botanical Garden | Now - 18 April The Southeast Botanical Gardens in Okinawa City is a beautiful stop all year round, but this spring, they are featuring bougainvillea vine-covered towers! A beautiful photo opportunity and chance to see unique blooms right here on Okinawa. The Botanical Gardens also features their light display during this time! Blooms and illuminations will be enjoyed by everyone.

Yohena Hydrangea Garden Late May to June Late spring to early summer, Yohena Hydrangea Garden up north in Motobu opens for a short period of time to share the magic that is Hydrangea season! This park offers over 300,000 blooms, and visitors can enjoy a walking trail along a blooming hillside. There is also a hillside coffee shop where visitors can rest and take in the view over a cup of coffee or something sweet. When we say this is the magic that photo dreams are made of, we mean it. Head this way to see the beautiful colors and blooms this season has to offer!

Email KaringKennels@KadenaFSS.com to book your reservation! *Up-to-date vaccines are required for all Karing Kennels’ services. Dogs: Proof of Bordetella, Distemper, and Rabies required. Cats: Proof of FVRCP and Rabies required. Limited slots available

Karing Kennels Boarding Facility 966-7339 • 036-8682235 | Bldg 4065


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Month Military Child

Frame Shop Sale

Stop by to learn how to get a challenge coin for Month of the Military Child!

Itty Bitty Creative Class

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1 - 4 April 20% off select color frames & mats!

Tuesdays in April • 11 am - Noon Free Register at least 48 hours prior

Arts & Crafts 966-7347 | Bldg 435


CHILD Youth programs

by Meagan Abell


pril is the Month of the Military Child! Throughout this month, pay special attention across the base at all the Child and Youth Programs and facilities for the color purple. The month of April is set aside to celebrate military kids and honor how resilient they are and acknowledge the sacrifice made by them and their families worldwide. Join in on the fun and wear purple every Friday this month! While sharing in the celebration, we thought we would take this opportunity to tell you all about the Child and Youth Programs located on Kadena, and what they have to offer you and your military child. Child Development Centers The Child Development Centers, casually known as the CDCs, offer a top tier curriculum and facilities for preschool-aged children, six weeks to five years. Kadena Air Base houses two facilities, Niko Niko and Wakaba. Both facilities boast developmentally appropriate early childhood education activities, such as gross motor skill activities to encourage growth and STEM projects each month! The CDCs also offer Parent Education classes once a month during lunch time to discuss challenges families might encounter. This month, the CDCs are offering a class on how to focus on positive behaviors and interactions. Through hands-on involvement, kids will have the opportunity to thrive while being valued as an individual and nurtured. The CDCs also offer opportunity for employment on base! To get more information about openings, rates, or employment, be sure to reach out. Family Child Care The FCC program on Kadena also offers dependable child care, but utilizes a safe and healthy home environment as opposed to a school setting. FCC providers are certified, insured, and operate out of their military base housing. The providers support families in need of full time, part time, or non-traditional duty hour care. If you are PCSing to or from the island, reach out to the FCC office about free PCS childcare! You could be eligible for up to 20 hours of care. This program also offers an opportunity to spouses looking to stay home with their children. Reach out to the FCC office for details!


CHILD Youth Programs School Age Care Kadena is home to two nationally accredited School Age Care locations, Himawari and Shima No Ko. This programming is designed for children ages five - 12 attending school on base. The services provided are before and after school care with transportation. If your duty day begins before the school day, the School Age Care facilities can help. Also, when school is not in session, all-day care is provided. Camps are provided during those times in addition to field trips and extended activities. The facilities offer clubs such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H to engage children in leadership building programs.

Youth Center The Youth Center offers a safe space with well-trained staff to provide recreational activities after school and during breaks. The lineup of instructional classes includes theater, gymnastics, or dance, in addition to an impressive group of clubs. Torch Club is a popular option affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America designed to instill leadership skills in youth today. There is also a Cooking Club, and a fan favorite, STEM club! The programming is designed to meet the social, psychological, and recreational needs of the children enrolled. If you are thinking about becoming a member of the Youth Center, stop by for a tour and get more information! Teen Center The Teen Center, newly located adjacent to Himawari right off Kuter Ave, is a space for Teens to come after school to gain friendships while engaging in stimulating activities such as the Keystone Club or the music room that comes with expert recording equipment and instruments! The staff also organize fun challenges like a Mario Kart Tournament or a field trip. The Teen Center can also guide your teens to the information they need for life post-high school. They offer seminars for teens and parents about college applications, in addition to many other options available. Be sure to stop by the Teen Center for information on how to join! Youth Sports & Fitness The Youth Sports & Fitness program, located inside Habu Fitness Center, offers organized sports year-round with an emphasis on enjoyment and skills. Follow Youth Sports on social media for updates about registration and when seasons begin for sports on the agenda, including Volleyball, Soccer, Football, Cheer, Baseball, Softball, and Basketball. Youth Sports is excited to announce Golf Clinics starting this summer! Sign-ups will begin soon, so make sure you don’t miss it. The activities are not limited to just school-aged children either! The program offers First Steps teams for toddlers and children preschool aged. If you want to introduce your kiddos to athletics early on, this could be a great opportunity. There is also opportunity here for adults! The teams and programming cannot stay afloat without volunteer coaches. If you are looking for an opportunity to give back to the base, to get a bullet point for your resume, or a way to have fun with a sport that impacted your life, reach out to Youth Sports about how to become a volunteer coach! Be on the lookout for details about Webtrac! Youth Sports & Fitness will be making the switch to online registration for the upcoming seasons soon. Remember to make sure sports physicals and flu shots are current!

We can’t wait to see you in purple this month. Purple up!



Purple Up! April is the Month of the Military Child! Each Friday in April the CDCs invite you to participate in “PURPLE UP” and wear a purple shirt!

Make sure you check out our activities this month! Parent Education Focusing on positive behavioral interactions First Thursday of the Month at Wakaba CDC 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

STEM 2nd Friday of the Month

Literacy Wednesdays Every Wednesday • 9:30 - 10:30 am Due to COVID-19, all registered parents are welcome. Books will be provided. Parents, please sign up in your child’s classroom.



Audrey at the Wakaba CDC has been a Child and Youth Program Assistant for six years. Audrey loves coming to work, assisting in the children’s development, and seeing the children light up when they see her.

Family Happenings Give Parents a Break Saturday, 17 April • 5 - 9 pm Niko Niko CDC | Bldg 334 Himawari SAC | Bldg 439 Ages 6 weeks to 12 years Register by noon on Friday, 9 April. Give Parents a Break is designed to provide child care to active duty Air Force families with deployed or TDY spouses and those with special hardships. Sign up to take advantage of this great resource and give yourself a break! Please stop by building 132 or call 632-7420 to register.

Parents’ Night Out

NOW SEEKING! Individuals with Big Hearts, Abundant Patience, and Overflowing Love

Saturday, 17 April • 5 - 9 pm Niko Niko CDC | Bldg 334 Himawari SAC | Bldg 439 Ages 6 weeks to 12 years Register by noon on Friday, 9 April. $ 20 • Per family; first-come, first-served If you don’t qualify for a referral but still need a break, Parents’ Night Out is for you! For just $20, you can participate as well. Parents’ Night Out is open to all ranks and services, but spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stop by building 132 or call 632-7420 to register.

We are calling on you, our military spouses, to join us in making a difference in the lives of our children and families. Kadena AB Family Child Care is recruiting individuals who enjoy working with children. If you are interested in lending your support, Family Child Care is the place for you. We offer the following: • Free personalized training from top-notch professionals, which may be transferred to DoD child development and youth programs • Self-employment with personal and monetary benefits • Access to a free resource library with toys, materials, and reference books to get you started • CPR/First Aid certification • Child Abuse awareness/prevention training • Monthly visits from Community Child Coordinator and flight trainers


FA M I LY Pre-Separation Counseling

B o ots to B u s i n ess

(V i rt ua l)

Thursday - Friday, 22 - 23 April 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Call to register at 634-3366 or email: 18fss.fsfrairmanfamilyreadiness@us.af.mil Interested in exploring business ownership? Boots to

Business is open to service members and spouses that would like to start and run a successful company. The workshop is provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its experienced resource partners. For the virtual class: You will need a computer and a stable internet connection. A microphone and webcam are recommended for an optimal learning experience.

Every Wednesday in April • 9 - 11:30 am Register NLT one week prior to the scheduled dates, or call 634-3366. Pre-separation counseling is one of the first parts of the mandated Transition Assistance Program for all separating and retiring service members. Learn about your benefits ahead of time by calling the A&FRC.

Immigrant Visa I-130 Petition Information Session (Virtual) Tuesday, 20 April • 10 am RSVP to NahaIV@state.gov required U.S. Consulate in Naha provided virtual session; RSVP NahaIV@state.gov for the Zoom link. The A&FRC will provide a seat in their conference room (first come, first serve) for those who do not have a device (PC, smartphone, etc.) to use. To reserve a seat, call 634-3366.

Newcomers Orientation Wednesday, 7, 14, 21, & 28 April 8 am - 2 pm For those pre-registered, sign-in starts 7 - 7:50 am Register on SharePoint: https://kadena. eis.pacaf.af.mil/18MSG/18FSS/FSH/ SitePages/Home.aspx This is your one-stop shop to get you settled on Kadena AB. Representatives from 18th Medical Group, Finance Office, Wing Safety, Inspector General, and more will be available to answer all of your questions and to ensure your smooth transition. Mandatory for military members only. Registration is required.

Save, Invest, and TSP

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S p o u s e E m p l oy m en t Tuesday, 20 April • 9 - 11 am Register by Friday, 16 April or call 634-3366. Would you like to be informed of employment, education, and volunteer opportunities in the area? Would you like to understand the differences between agencies and how and where to apply? If you want to connect, network, and find supporting resources, please join us for the Understanding Spouse Employment! Representatives from CPO and NAF HRO will be there to field your questions. Seating is limited to 10 participants and registration is required. 42 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

Wednesday, 21 April • 9 - 11 am Call to register at 634-3366 Do you want your money to work for you? It’s not too late to straighten out your investing strategies and establish goals to help reach your dream vacation, purchase a home, or plan for retirement. Through understanding your personal financial behaviors and identifying your net worth, our Personal Financial Counselor can assist you in identifying the best savings and investing strategies to help you reach your full potential.

Airman & Family Readiness Center 643-3366 | Bldg 220


643-1500 | Located on the third floor of building 59 AFOQT (Air Force Officer Qualifying Test)

Upcoming PME Dates

Sign up now for the AFOQT test on 20 April! Five-hour time limit. Contains 550 questions (12 subtests). May only take test twice in career and must wait 150 days between retests.

SOS 21D • 19 April - 21 May NCOA 21-6 • 19 May - 24 June CMSA 21H • 7 - 18 June

WAPS SENIOR AIRMEN … BE READY! The 20E5 WAPS test cycle runs 1 May to 30 June! Testing starts at 8 am.

DoD SkillBridge Briefing Friday, 16 April • 11 am Bldg 59 | Room 210 Sign up now for the DoD SkillBridge Briefing at https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/er/0752/ SitePages/Home.aspx DoD SkillBridge website:


Ages 5 - 15 Registration • 1 - 31 May Fee • $65 Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9 - 11 am Session 1 14 June - 2 July

Session 2 6 - 23 July

Session 3 26 July - 13 August

Kadena Youth Sports & Fitness is moving to WebTrac for signups! Head over to kadenafss.com/youth-sports to learn about • Creating an account • Signing up for sports • Any potential roadblocks



Mark Your Calendar Be sure to mark your calendars for these great events at the Schilling this month! 13 April - Picnic with Parents 16 April - Games in the Garden 22 April - Earth Day Community Callings Visit us @KadenaCommunityCenter on Facebook for more details and to participate in our monthly Virtual Contests.


Schilling Community Center • 634-1387 | Bldg 455

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14 May, 11 June, & 9 July Registration will be required for each date and spaces are limited (one sign up per household)! Registration will open on Mondays at 10 am via a SignUpGenius link posted to our Facebook @KadenaCommunityCenter. SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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FA M I LY Instructors Wanted We are looking for instructors to teach dance, gymnastics, and theater. Contact the Youth Center for more information!


Purple Up Day Friday, 2 April • Noon - 5:30 pm Celebrate The Month of the Military Child as Torch Club hosts a field day full of fun activities punctuated by free snow cones. Honor one another by wearing as much purple as possible!

World Health Day Wednesday, 7 April • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Join us in Girl Talk as we celebrate World Health Day! A guest speaker will present a message about the importance of physical and mental health.

The Big Help Every Tuesday in April • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Torch Club members will get together to formulate a long-term service project to help their community for the month of April.

Youth Center

Culture CLUB

Thursday, 29 April • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Join us in Culture Club as we learn one of the famous Okinawa traditions of Eisa Drum dancing.

634-0500 | Bldg 1849



Monday, 1 & 15 April • 3:15 - 4:15 pm STEM Club will be hosting an egg drop contest. Challenge yourself to design a landing craft that protects your passenger egg and possibly win a prize! Celebrate by smashing member-created eco-friendly confetti eggs as a follow-on!


Every Friday in April 4 - 5 pm Does your deck have what it takes to go against others? Don’t have an MTG deck or want to learn to play? Join us at the Teen Center by bringing your strategy and synergy as the battle of the decks begins!

Monday, 19 April • Noon - 3 pm Perfect your form with us as we visit Kadena’s Emery Lanes for a chance to break 100 if you can! Pizza and drinks included as well as prizes for top participants!

Purple Up! Help celebrate The Month of the Military Child by wearing purple every Friday. Step on in to our purple photo booth, or share your favorite family photo with us.

Teen Center 634-1305 | Bldg 439


Unless noted otherwise: Holidays • Closed | Family Days •Open regular hours

FACILITY PHONE NUMBERS & HOURS OF OPERATION CLUBS & DINING Kadena Officers’ Club Customer Service Kadena: 966-7409 Game Room Mon - Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Café Latte Kadena: 966-7416 Mon - Thu Fri Sat Sun Holidays & Family Days Lounge Sun & Mon Tue - Thu Fri Sat Family Days Daily Lunch Buffet Mon - Fri Sunday Champagne Brunch Family Days Barber Shop Mon - Sat Sun

Rocker Enlisted Club Complex Kadena: 966-7372 Customer Service Mon - Sun Kazoku Place Kadena: 966-7380 Mon - Thu Breakfast/Lunch Dinner Fri Breakfast/Lunch Dinner Sat Breakfast/Lunch Dinner Sun Breakfast/Lunch Dinner Holidays & Breakfast/Lunch Family Days Dinner

Bldg. 313 8 am - Close JP: 036-868-2203 6:30 am - 11 pm 9 am - 11 pm 6:30 am - 2 am 7:30 am - 1 am 8 am - 11 pm JP: 036-868-2205 6:30 am - 10 pm 6:30 am - Midnight 7:30 am - Midnight 2 pm - 10 pm 7:30 am - 10 pm Closed 4 pm - 11 pm 4 pm - 2 am 4 pm - 1 am 4 pm - Close 11 am - 1:30 pm 9:30 am - 2 pm Closed 9 am - 5 pm Closed Bldg. 622 JP: 036-868-2207 9 am - 9 pm JP: 036-868-2227 6 am - 2 pm 4 pm - 9 pm 6 am - 2 pm 4 pm - 9:30 pm 7 am - 2 pm 4 pm - 9:30 pm 8 am - 2 pm 4 pm - 9 pm 7 am - 2 pm 4 pm - 9:30 pm

Hanabi’s Restaurant Sun - Thu Fri & Sat Hanabi’s Bar Sun - Thu Fri & Sat Catering Kadena: 966-7408 Mon - Fri Sat Daily Grind Mon - Fri Sat & Sun Holidays & Family Days Game Room Sun - Thu Fri Sat

AirPower Café Kadena: 966-7405 Mon - Fri Sat, Sun, & Family Days

11 am - 11 pm 11 am - 2:30 am 11 am - Midnight 11 am - 3 am JP: 036-868-2203 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Appointments only 6 am - 9 pm 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - Midnight 9 am - 3 am 7 am - 3 am Bldg. 3522 JP: 036-868-2208 6 am - 2 pm Closed

Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill

Bldg. 455 Kadena: 966-7426 JP: 036-868-2212 Sun - Thu 11 am - 10 pm Fri - Sat 11 am - Midnight Holidays Regular hours Delivery Kadena: 966-7375 JP: 036-868-2274 Go to https://kadenabanyantree.alohaorderonline.com/ to order online Sun - Thu 4 pm - 10 pm Fri - Sat 4 pm - Midnight

Chili’s Grill & Bar Kadena: 966-7359 Daily Holidays

Bldg. 105 JP: 010-1512-672-7359

11 am - 10 pm Regular hours

Chili’s Delivery/ To-Go Delivery Kadena: 966-7366 Daily To-Go Kadena: 966-7360

Johnson Dining Facility

Bldg. 843

Kadena: 634-4494 Mon - Thu Breakfast Lunch Dinner Midnight Meal Fri Breakfast Lunch Dinner No Midnight Meal Family Days Closed Flight Kitchen Open 24-hours, seven days a week

6 am - 8:30 am 11 am - 1:30 pm 4:30 pm - 7 pm 10 pm - 1 am 6 am - 8:30 am 11 am - 1:30 pm 4:30 pm - 7 pm Kadena: 634-4418

Marshall Dining Facility

Bldg. 178

Kadena: 634-1900 Mon - Fri Breakfast Lunch Dinner Midnight Meal Sat, Sun, Holidays, & down days Brunch Dinner Midnight Meal

5:30 am - 8 am 10:30 am - 1 pm 4 pm - 7:30 pm 10 pm - 12:30 am 6:30 am - 1 pm 4 pm - 7 pm 10 pm - 12:30 am


Bldg. 3629A JP: 036-868-2213 Closed 11 am - 9 pm 11 am - 10 pm 9 am - 10 pm 9 am - 9 pm Regular hours

Kadena: 966-7401 Mon Tue - Thu Fri Sat Sun Holidays Weekend Brunch ends at 3 pm

Tee House Restaurant Kadena: 966-7429 Breakfast Daily Lunch Mon - Fri Sat, Sun, & Holidays

Bldg. 11 JP: 036-868-2214 6:30 - 10:30 am 10:30 am - 3 pm 10:30 am - 5 pm

Bldg. 337 JP: 036-868-2210 11 am - 10 pm JP: 036-868-2209

SERVICES Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 220 Kadena: 634-3366 Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm Closed at noon on the last Friday of every month Civilian Personnel Section Kadena: 634-2228 Mon - Fri Family Days

Bldg. 721A 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Closed

Education & Training Center

Bldg. 59 Customer Service Kadena: 634-1500 Base Training Kadena: 634-1500 Formal Training Kadena: 632-8830 Civilian Training Kadena: 634-5940 Military Testing Kadena: 634-1500 Voluntary Education Testing Kadena: 634-1500 Hours are all the same for above offices. Mon - Thu 8 am - 4:30 pm Fri 8 am - Noon Closed on family days & down days

Karing Kennels Boarding Facility Kadena: 966-7339 Daily Pet Adoption Facility Kadena: 966-7338 Thu - Sun Mon - Wed

Bldg. 4065 JP: 036-868-2235 10 am - 6 pm Bldg. 54300 JP: 036-868-2234 10 am - 6 pm Closed

Laundry & Dry Cleaning Kadena Kadena: 634-0443 Mon - Fri Sat, Sun, & Holidays Kinser Kinser: 637-1267 Mon - Fri

Bldg. 612 8 am - 5 pm Closed Bldg. 706 JP: 090-6866-1517 7 am - 4 pm

Manpower & Organization Kadena: 634-4865 Mon - Fri Family Days

Bldg. 106 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Closed

McDaniel Center Kadena: 632-7829 Family Days

Military Personnel Section

Bldg. 3445 Closed Bldg. 721B

Kadena: 634-8978 Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri (walk-ins) 8 am - 3 pm Wed (walk-ins) 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Family Days Closed Close at noon 3rd Thursday of each month. *CAC/dependant/civilian/retiree cards are issued by appt only. Please make an appt. via RAPIDS by visiting https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/self_service/rapids/ unauthenticated?execution=e1s1

NAF Human Resources Office Kadena: 634-2330 Mon - Wed & Fri Thu

Bldg. 723 8 am - 4 pm 8 am - 1 pm

Family Days www.usajobs.gov


Post Office Kadena: 634-4458 Parcel Pickup Mon - Fri Sat Family Days Finance Section Thu - Fri Sat Mon - Wed Last duty day of each month Customer Service Mon - Fri

Bldg. 160 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 3 pm Closed Closes at noon 10 am - 6 pm

Shogun Inn

Bldg. 332 Kadena: 632-1010 JP: 098-962-1010 Open 24-hours a day, seven days a week

NON-FSS FACILITIES Air Force Recruiting Service DSN: 315-632-7835

Cell: 090-6868-3810

Army Veterinary Treatment Facility Kadena: 966-7593 Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri Wed Sat & Sun Last duty day of each month

Bldg. 731 JP: 036-868-2263 8 am - 4:30 pm 10 am - 4:30 pm Closed Closes at noon

To call any 634-, 632- or 966- DSN number from a cellphone, dial 098-938-1111, wait for the dial tone, and then dial the listed number. RECREATION Aero Club & Flight Training Center

Bldg. 455

Flying operations open 24 hours daily. Mon - Fri Sat Sun Family Days

Arts & Crafts Center Kadena: 966-7347 Mon - Thu Fri - Sun Graphics Shop Kadena: 966-7352 Mon - Fri Frame Shop Kadena: 966-7353 Daily Ceramics Shop Kadena: 966-7351 Mon & Tue Wed - Thu Fri - Sun Wood Shop Kadena: 966-7349 Mon Tue & Thu Wed Fri - Sun

Auto Hobby Center Repair Center Kadena: 966-7356 Mon - Sat Sun U-Wrench-It & Parts Store Kadena: 966-7355 Mon - Fri Sat Sun Insurance Office Hours Mon - Fri Sat Sun

Banyan Tree Golf Course Open on regular hours on holidays. Kadena: 966-7321 Pro Shop Wed - Mon Tue Golf Course Wed - Mon Tue Driving Range Mon 1st & 3rd Tue 2nd & 4th Tue Wed - Sun

JP: 080-6493-6299 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 2 pm Closed 10 am - 3 pm Bldg. 435 JP: 036-868-2216 10 am - 8 pm 10 am - 6 pm JP: 036-868-2217 10 am - 6 pm JP: 036-868-2218 10 am - 6 pm JP: 036-868-2220 Closed Noon - 8 pm 10 am - 6 pm JP: 036-868-2219 Closed Noon - 8 pm Noon - 5 pm 10 am - 6 pm Bldg. 1436

Owari Lounge

Chibana Golf Course Open on regular hours on holidays. Kadena: 966-7327 Pro Shop Daily Driving Range Daily except Tue Tue Chippers Kadena: 966-7367 Mon - Fri Sat & Sun Holidays Game Room Hours Mon - Fri Sat - Sun Holidays

Emery Lanes Bowling Center Kadena: 966-7303 Mon - Thu Fri & Sat Sun & Holidays Strikers Café Mon - Thu Fri & Sat Sun & Holidays

Bldg. 55061 JP: 036-868-2224 6 am - 6 pm 6 am - 6:30 pm 9 am - 6:30 pm JP: 036-868-2368 7 am - 7:30 pm 6:30 am - 7:30 pm 7 am - 9 pm 7 am - 9 pm 6:30 am - 7:30 pm 7 am - 9 pm Bldg. 113 JP: 036-868-2225 10 am - 10 pm 10 am - 1 am Noon - 8 pm 10 am - 9:30 pm 10 am - 12:30 am Noon - 7:30 pm

Habu Fitness Center

Bldg. 499

Kadena: 634-3866 Mon - Fri Sat & Sun

6 am - 10 pm Closed

JP: 036-868-2232 8 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm

Kadena Information, Tickets, & Travel

JP: 036-868-2221 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 8 pm 10 am - 6 pm

Kadena: 966-7333 Mon - Fri Sat & Sun Family Days

9 am - 5 pm 10 am - 2 pm Closed Bldg. 12 JP: 036-868-2223 5:30 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm Sunrise - Dusk Noon - Dusk 6 am - 6 pm 8 am - 7:30 pm 6 am - 7:30 pm 6 am - 7:30 pm

Okuma Beach Located 51 miles north of Kadena off Route 58


Bldg. 455 JP: 036-868-2226 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 2 pm Closed 10 am - 2 pm

Kadena Library Kadena: 634-1502 Mon - Wed Thu - Sun

Bldg. 451 10 am - 8 pm 10 am - 6 pm

Kadena Marina One mile north of Kadena Gate 1 Kadena: 966-7345 Dive Shop Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri Sat, Sun, & Holidays Wed Harbor Kadena: 966-7282 Mon, Tue, Thu - Sun & Holidays Wed

JP: 036-868-2228 10 am - 6 pm 7 am - 6 pm Closed JP: 036-868-2282 8 am - 5 pm Closed

Open on regular hours on holidays. Reservation Desk JP: Daily Surfside Grill & Bar JP: Breakfast Afternoon Okuma Outdoor Recreation Daily

631-1991/1992 098-962-1991/1992 8 am - 5 pm 631-1805 098-962-1805 8 am - 10 am 11 am - 9 pm (last order 8:30 pm) 631-1815 Bldg. 121 9 am - 5 pm

Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 614 Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Rental Equipment Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri 10 am - 6 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 8 am - 3 pm Wed Closed Reservation for Flea Market & Parks Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Paintball Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Paintball Rec Play Reservation only Kadena Aquatics Kadena: 634-6425 See kadenafss.com/recreation/aquatics for hours. Fairchild Pool Available for lap swim only. Mon - Fri 5 am - 7 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 9 am - 1 pm Hagerstrom Pool Closed until Memorial Day weekend 2021. Risner Fitness Center Bldg. 109 Open 4 am - 10 pm (6 am - 10 pm on Holidays & Family Days). Kadena: 634-5128 Risn’ Shine Mon - Sat 4 am - 9 pm Sun 9 am - 6 pm Massage Therapy Kadena: 634-5129 Daily 7:30 am - 7:30 pm Risner Sports Pro Shop & Tennis Center Kadena: 966-7431 Mon - Sat Sun

Schilling Community Center Kadena: 634-1387 Mon - Sat Family Days Sun Barber Shop (E Club) Mon - Sat

Bldg. 123 JP: 036-868-2230 9 am - 6 pm Closed Bldg. 455

10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 3 pm Closed 9 am - 6 pm

YOUTH & TEEN Child Care Referral Kadena: 632-7693 Mon - Fri

Bldg. 439 9 am - 3 pm

Child Development Centers Mon - Fri Wakaba Kadena: 632-7420 Niko Niko Kadena: 634-5263

5:45 am - 6 pm Bldg. 132

Family Child Care

Bldg. 1850

Closed on family days. Kadena: 634-0514 Mon - Fri Parent Assistance Mon - Fri

Bldg. 334

8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 9 am

School Age Care Himawari School Age Care Kadena: 632-0202

Bldg. 439

Mon - Fri Shima No Ko School Age Care Kadena: 634-1314 Mon - Fri

5:45 am - 6 pm Bldg. 4081

School Liaison Office

Bldg. 99 JP: 080-6489-8617 8 am - 5 pm

Kadena: 634-2231 Mon - Fri

Teen Center Closed on Sundays & family days. Kadena: 634-1305 Recreation (School days) Mon & Wed - Fri Tue Sat & Sun Summer Hours Recreation (No school & half days) Mon - Fri Office Mon - Fri

5:45 am - 6 pm

Bldg. 439

Youth Center Kadena: 634-0500 Rec Room Mon, Wed - Fri Tue Sat & Sun No school & half days Front Desk Mon - Fri Sat

Youth Sports & Fitness 2 - 6 pm 1 - 6 pm Closed Noon - 6 pm

Kadena: 634-1384 Office Mon - Fri

Bldg. 1849 2 pm - 6 pm 1 pm - 6 pm Closed Noon - 6 pm 9:30 am - 7 pm 9 am - 3 pm Bldg. 499 10 am - 5 pm

Noon - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm

Note: Hours are subject to change.


Earth Day • 24 & 25 APRIL This Earth Day, help us keep Okinawa’s beaches pristine! Stop by Kadena Marina or Tsunami Scuba to pick up a collection bag, then bring it back full of trash collected from the ocean by 4 pm on Sunday for a chance to win a prize! Tsunami Scuba Camp Foster 645-4206 | (098) 970-4206 mccsokinawa.com/tsunamiscuba @mccsokinawa. scuba

Kadena Marina 1 mile north of Kadena Gate 1 966-7345 | (036) 868-2228 kadenafss.com/marina @KadenaFSSMarina

#Find SomethingS pecial

by Meagan Abell


hether you are brand new to Okinawa or a seasoned resident, you have undoubtedly discovered the joy of finding a vending machine on every corner. Sometimes there are several side-by-side, and sometimes you will see the lone vending machine at the end of a long rural road while lost and adventuring. It is one of those quirks of this amazing place that will stick in our memories! But more than that, not all vending machines are created equal, and some are a work of art! Local artists paint and design several across the island, and some are colorful and eye-catching from the manufacturer! A handful of Venture readers were nice enough to send along some images, and we are excited to show you! Instagram user @anewmac shared a picture posing in front of a beautiful floral painted machine that boasts local blooms and eye-catching colors. While out in the wild, user @KylieeAustin found a cute machine nestled cozily at the edge of a field just waiting for someone to stop by and get a refreshing drink!

We can’t wait to follow your adventures!

@HannahMonroephotography and her kiddos stopped at a summer-themed machine right in the middle of American Village to get a drink and capture the colors. Thank you for sharing with us, and remember to tag @KadenaFSS and use #FindSomethingSpecial while exploring Okinawa. Next month, show us your favorite restaurants with a view, and don’t forget to pin the location!

Saturday, 8 May 9 am - 3 pm OUTDOOR FITNESS CLASSES, ARTISAN LOCAL VENDORS, & MORE Surround yourself with fitness experts, craft vendors, and artisan chefs. This event is for your whole family to enjoy. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Please follow our event on Facebook @SchillingCommunityCenter for the most up-to-date schedule of events. Schilling Community Center 634-1387 | Building 455

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