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FAMILY 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

Pages 5 - 18 Airman & Family Readiness Center Arts & Crafts Center Schilling Community Center Kadena Library Family Child Care Youth Sports & Fitness Youth Center Teen Center Child Development Center Education & Training Center Karing Kennels

TRAVEL Pages 24 - 26 Okuma Beach Kadena ITT

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 Autumn Webb Natalie Amara Meagan Abell Deanna Berg Web Content Manager Leeann McCathern Graphics Yoshihiro Higa Takako Uehara Yuka Kinjo Yasuhiro Nerome Megumi Kohama

RECREATION Pages 28 - 36 Banyan Tree Golf Course Kadena Marina Aquatics Outdoor Recreation Auto Hobby Risner Fitness Center Risner Sports Pro Shop Emery Lanes

FOOD Pages 38 - 43 Chili’s Kazoku Place Limited Time Offers

NIGHTLIFE Pages 44 - 47 Skoshi Rocker Officers’ Club Rocker Enlisted Club

FSS Spotlight Pages 20 - 23

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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ey readers! Thank you for picking up the February issue of Venture magazine! Okinawa has so much to offer this month, and we hope you can take advantage of it. Cherry blossom season is upon us, and the photo opportunities are calling your name! The beautiful pinks are the perfect introduction to spring, and Kadena ITT is a great stop to get more info about a tour. Also, did you know that whales migrate to the warmer waters here during the winter? Check out page 26 to learn about the whale watching tours happening every weekend! We didn’t forget that February is the month of love! Valentine’s day is coming up, and there are so many options for you and your Valentine right here on Kadena! Check out page 41 to see about Kazoku’s dinner special! Emery Lanes was bitten by the Love Bug too and will have some specials. If you are looking for something on the water to really get that romantic atmosphere, check out page 37 to learn about the Seaside Valentine’s event! If you want to spoil your pet this holiday, Karing Kennels has discounts to celebrate Valentine’s Day! They are also featured in this months FSS Spotlight! Make sure you check out their spread starting on page 20! As always, be sure to practice safe social distancing and that you are following your commands’ directives, but remember to tag @KadenaFSS on Instagram and use #FindSomeSpecial for a chance to be featured right here in the magazine! Stay safe and continue to venture, and thank you for allowing us to share our magazine with you!

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A&FRC EFMP Student Support Group Mondays, 1, 8, 15, & 22 February • 2 - 4 pm Register by email: tiffany.oshiro.2@us.af.mil. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and School Liaison Student Support Group will work with students from grades 8 to 12. The concept is to assist students interested in getting help developing their plans and goals for the future. Each student will have unique goals and ideas, and we will work with that student for four-week time frames to achieve those objectives. Resources, assessments, and a portfolio of ideas will be the end result for those students who remain for the four-week session. If they require a longer time frame, they can discuss this option with us.

Pre-Separation Counseling Wednesdays, 3, 10, 17, & 24 February • 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 and entitlements before you separate to ensure a positive transition. All participants must register ahead of time by calling the A&FRC.

Immigrant Visa I-130 Petition Information Session (Virtual) Tuesday, 16 February • 10 am RSVP: NahaIV@state.gov The U.S. Consulate in Naha is providing the I-130 Petition information session in virtual (Zoom Government). The A&FRC will provide a seat in their conference room (first come, first served) for those who do not have a PC/smartphone to use. RSVP is required for a seat. To reserve a seat at the A&FRC, call 634-3366.

Career, Credentialing & Exploration Track Monday - Tuesday, 22 - 23 February • 9 am - 5 pm Call to register at 634-3366. The Career, Credentialing & Exploration (C2E) Workshop offers a unique opportunity to identify skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs, and develop an action plan to achieve career goals. Service members and spouses who attend the U.S. Department of Labor two-day workshop complete a personalized career development assessment of occupational interests, aptitudes, and work values. These assessments will present workshop participants with a variety of tailored job recommendations aligned with their interests and aptitudes.

Newcomers Orientation Wednesday, 3, 17, & 24 February • 8 am - 4 pm For those pre-registered, sign-in begins at 7 - 7:50 am. Register on SharePoint: https://kadena.eis.pacaf. af.mil/18MSG/18FSS/FSH/SitePages/Home.aspx Newcomers Orientation 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 to Kadena. Mandatory for military members only. Seating is limited to 40 participants and registration is required.

Money Management Wednesday, 3 February • 9:30 - 11 am Call to register at 634-3366. Planning for a trip home for the holidays? Ready to decrease your spending habit and increase your savings? Learn to create and establish a working budget to manage savings and checking , and to reduce debt based on individual goals. If you still have questions or need additional guidance, schedule an appointment with one of our Personal Finance Counselors.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH ’

raft Store Weekly Craft Bags • Fridays in February Celebrate Black artists throughout history with us in February! We will highlight a new artist with a corresponding craft kit available every Friday (while supplies last).

Canvas Sale • Fridays in February Make your own art during our Canvas sale! 20% off all canvas every Friday.

Wood Shop Thomas Day Challenge • 1 - 28 February Thomas Day, creator of the Day Bed, was a famous black craftsman known for his beautiful woodwork and successful furniture business. Come in and show us your Thomas Day-inspired project for a chance to win some great prizes!

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VALENTINE’S DAY w! Party Plae Ne Balloon Bouquet Special Show your loved one you care with a special balloon bouquet. Choose 6 latex balloons, 1 mylar, and 1 weight for $10!

Frame Shop Valentine’s Day Sale • 12 - 14 February It’s time to frame all of those cute photos you took last year. Take 10% off all red, white, and pink frames/matting!

eramis 15% Off Ready-Made Bisques • 10 - 14 February Stop by our Ceramics Studio and pick from our range of ready-to-paint bisques. Have fun with your spouse for a date night, or bring the kids by to make perfect gifts for V-day!

Wood Shop Couple’s Wood Shop Class • 8 February • 5 - 7:30 pm $ 30 per couple Need a fun date idea? Come learn to work with wood in our couple’s wood shop class! Learn how to saw, sand, and glue your way toward a new hobby together.

& CRAFTS 966-7347 | Building 435

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Saturday, 13 February Noon - 4 pm • Free Finger Foods • Desserts • Live DJ *free while supplies last* Grab your girlfriends, pack the picnic basket, and head over to the Schilling Garden for a Galentine’s Day Picnic you won’t soon forget!

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Schilling Community Center 634-1387 | Building 455

19 February • “42” Spend your Friday evening under the stars and join us for an outdoor movie showing — al fresco style! Meet us on the lawn next to Schilling Community Center and don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets. Movie starts at sunset. Coming Soon 19 March • “A League of Their Own”

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KADENA LIBRARY 634-1502 | Building 451

Winter Reading Program 15 January - 28 February

The Winter Reading Program is going on now at the Kadena Library. The program kicked off on 15 January, but there is still plenty of time to join in on the fun! Registration is open to everyone by going to: https://kadenaafblibrary.beanstack.org/reader365. Be sure to log your minutes every week to be eligible for additional prize drawings.

Online Resources Pick a Flix!

There are a variety of “flix” resources available for the younger learners. BookFlix, FreedomFlix, ScienceFlix, and TrueFlix cover subjects such as literacy skills, history, science, and social studies. The “flix” series helps bring these subjects to life with interactive modules that engage young readers. *These resources do not require an additional access code.

Hoopla

Are you ready for another source of online content? With Hoopla, you have online and mobile access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and TV shows to choose from. Due to COVID-19, borrowing limits have been raised to 21 titles each month. What are you waiting for? Check it out today!

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Family Happenings

Providers Wanted!

Give Parents a Break

Whether you are looking for certified providers or want to open your own business, give Family Child Care a call! We are always looking for providers to support the Expanded Child Care programs, as well as PCS and Volunteer Care. We are recruiting providers to care for children with special needs such as asthma, cerebral palsy, allergies, and other impairments. Our certified providers offer care full and part time, on weekends, after school, by the hour, under subsidy and for extended duty. If you would like to join our team of providers, please contact Family Child Care at 634-0514 or visit building 1850 for more information! Family Child Care • 634-0514 Building 1850

Saturday, 20 February • 5 - 9 pm Niko Niko CDC | Building 334 Himawari SAC | Building 439 Ages 6 weeks to 12 years Register by noon on 12 February. 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 Saturday, 20 February • 5 - 9 pm Niko Niko CDC | Building 334 Himawari SAC | Building 439 Ages 6 weeks to 12 years Register by noon on 12 February. 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, firstserved basis. Please stop by building 132 or call 632-7420 to register. SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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1 - 8 February Submit your photos featuring your favorite sports teams to Schilling Community Center’s Facebook page! Be sure you are following us @KadenaCommunityCenter for more details! Schilling Community Center • 634-1387 | Building 455 FOR OPEN POSITIONS, PLEASE VISIT USAJOBS.GOV

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Whether you are just arriving to Kadena or moving to another location, contact your School Liaison today. The School Liaison Office provides assistance to transitioning military-connect families, offers guidance on K-12 military student rights under Military Child Interstate Compact Commission, and consults on all matters concerning K-12 education. Located at 18 MSG Administrative Office, Building 99 Kadena DSN • 634-2231 Duty Mobile • 080-6489-8617 Email • 18msg.kadenaslo@us.af.mil Hours of Operation Monday - Friday • 8 am - 5 pm Weekends & Holidays • Closed

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Youth Sports & Fitness

Volunteer Coaches Needed Baseball | Basketball | Softball Cheerleading | Soccer | Volleyball Contact Kadena Youth Sports today! 634-1384 • Building 499 SUBJECT TO CHANGE 12 FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING PLEASE VISIT KADENAFSS.COM


All relationships exist on a spectrum from healthy to abusive, with unhealthy relationships somewhere in the middle. Explore the Relationship Spectrum by rating different scenarios as healthy, unhealthy, or abusive and find out where your own relationship falls.

The Relationship Spectrum

If you recognize any of the warning signs, it may be an indication that your relationship is abusive. Create a safety plan or text, call, or chat now to connect with an advocate to confidentially discuss your situation and explore available options.

How to help:

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What’s important is showing them your strong support to demonstrate your love, and respecting their agency to make decisions for

Finding the right way to support a family member experiencing abuse is never easy, and there’s no single approach to helping someone in an abusive relationship. Family dynamics can make complex situations even more confusing, and opportunities to help aren’t always clear. RESOURCES: (Suggestion: Take a photo for future reference.) 9-1-1 (Kadena AB) - 098-934-5911 Airman & Family Readiness Center - 634-3366 ; 098-960-4817 Behavioral Health Optimization Program - 634-3332; 098-961-3332 Chapel Center - 634-1288; 098-961-1288 Camp Foster ER - 646-7311; 098-961-7311 Crime Stop - 633-3333 Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA) - 070-1428-0987 Family Advocacy Program - 634-0433; 098-961-0433 Mental Health or ADAPT - 634-3272; 098-961-3272 Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Military Family Life Consultant (MFLC) 080-7333-417703-6866-2832; 03-6863-5397 Red Cross - 634-1294/1979; 098-961-1979 (after hours 1-877-272-7337) Security Forces - 634-2475; 098-961-2475 24/7 Domestic Abuse Hotline - 1-800-44-ABUSE (2-2873) 24/7 Military One Source - 1-800-342-9647/www.airforceonesource.com 24/7 Sexual Assault Prevention Response Crisis Line 634-7272; 098-961-7272

themselves. - Offer loving support - Encourage self-care - Create a safety plan together

February Family Advocacy Classes: Anger Management : Feb 2 From 1300-1430 Parenting children with ADHD : Feb 18 & 23 From 1000-1100 Relationship : Feb 4 & 11 From 1000-1100 Newborn 101 : Feb 26 From 0800-1400 All classes will be held in bldg 90Call FAP @ 634-0433 to register for classes.

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634-0500 | Building 1849

Image Makers Youth ages 9 - 12 Monday, 1 February • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Join Image makers in making masks for Mardi Gras. Please bring magazines or catalogs to cut out photos of your favorite objects to put on your mask.

STEM Class Youth Ages 6 - 12 Ages 6 - 8 • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 3 & 17 February Ages 9 - 12 • 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10 & 24 February 5 - 6 pm Register in advance | $36 • Members & nonmembers Mr. Daniel’s Wednesday STEM classes now expanded to include every week’s worth and differentiated according to age groups for increased efficiency and maximum engagement. Participants get the theoretical underpinning in one section, and then the manipulative take-home kits assembled in the next one! Come see why this science is so popular!

Torch Club Presents Valentine’s Bingo Youth ages 9 - 12 Tuesday, 9 February • 3:30 - 4:30 pm You’re invited to play Valentine’s Bingo with Torch Club and win free Prizes!

Membership Recognition Day Youth ages 9 - 12 Friday, 19 February • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Come and join us to welcome our new members and say goodbye to ones departing. We will celebrate February birthdays and recognize our youth’s outstanding accomplishments (it could be you!). Let’s enjoy games, snacks, and get a chance to win prizes.

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Teen Center 634-1305 | Building 439

Boys & Girls Club of America Art Exhibit

Register Today!

Don’t miss the BGCA Art Exhibit where you will see the creations of our youth and teens. BCGA coming this March!

Teens ages 13 - 18 $ 40 • Annual | Nonmembers • $1 entrance There’s no better place to be on Kadena if you’re a teen! Come by for a tour, register, and chill with your friends.

Youth of the Month and Hail & Farewell Friday, 5 February • 3:30 pm Come join us as we recognize our January Youth of the Month. Meet the new teens on the block and say farewell to friends who are leaving. SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month

Stop by the Teen Center this month as we discuss topics pertaining to Teen Violence Dating Awareness.

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Child Development Centers

Wakaba CDC • 632-7420 • Building 132 | Niko Niko CDC • 634-5263 • Building 334

Parent Education Class Thursday, 4 February • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Wakaba CDC Help for parents raising difficult children.

Literacy Wednesdays Wednesdays • 9 - 10:30 am All parents, organizations, and volunteers are welcome to come read to kids! Books will be provided!

STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering Arts, Mathematics Friday, 12 February Every month on the second Friday, the CDC children will participate and explore in new STEAM activities. These activities are designed to help children learn and practice their cognitive skills which can be applied to their daily life. This month will focus on building magnets, shapes, and design.

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643-1500 | Located on the third floor of building 59

Upcoming PME Courses NCOA-ILE: NCOA 21-4 • 18 February - 24 March NCOA 21-5 • 5 April - 7 May

CMSA-CLC: CMSA 21D • 1 - 12 February CMSA 21E • 1 - 12 March

SNCOA-ALE: SNCOA 21D • 4 March - 7 April SNCOA 21E • 22 April - 26 May

SOS: SOS 21C • 1 March - 2 April SOS 21D • 19 April - 21 May

Recently completed your SEJPME? Send a copy of your certificate to kadena.pmemanagementoffice@us.af.mil to have it updated in your records!

DoD SkillBridge Briefing Friday, 19 February • 11 am Kadena Education & Training office, 2nd floor WAPS testing room For more information, send an email to christopher.eagan.1@us.af.mil. DoD SkillBridge website: https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/index.htm.

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Boarding special for Valentine’s Day weekend! We are giving a 20% discount for our VIP kennels on Valentine’s Day weekend. *Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Karing Kennels Boarding Facility 966-7339 | Building 4065 Karing Kennels Pet Adoption Facility 966-7338 | Building 54300 18 FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING PLEASE VISIT KADENAFSS.COM


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Kadena’s own little heaven for your pets! A one-stop shop for food, treats, and toys, plus grooming, boarding, and an adoption facility.

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By Meagan Abell

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et’s start with retail. If you are looking for the best way to spoil your fourlegged friend, Karing Kennels retail shop has the cutest merchandise. Seasonal toys, chew toys, puzzles, and activities to help curve boredom, and organic bones to promote healthy teeth can all be found right inside. A fan-favorite item? Birthday party items! Special cake mixes just for animals are sold, in addition to adorable outfits! You can have the Pawty of your pet’s dreams. Speaking of clothing for your pets, the shop also carries costumes for Halloween or most themed holidays. If you are looking to keep your pet healthy, clean, and looking their very best, check out the line of Petology products to keep the fur coats shiny. If your pets need a little more TLC, the Groom Shop in Karing Kennels is also a great option. You can conveniently book your appointment over the phone or via Kadenafss.com/ karingkennels. Services include shampoo, ear cleaning, nail cap applications, and haircuts. The staff will even let you pick from several different scents for a refreshing leave-in conditioner spray, ranging from florals to yummy baked goods! Caitlin Code-Black, Activity Manager for Karing Kennels and Karing Adoption Facility, said her favorite aspect of running the facility are the employees. “I am blessed to work with exceptional employees. I have people who genuinely care about the well-being of the animals, the facilities, and each other.” She also added, “And, of course, getting to see all of the animals is always a perk.”

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Ms. Code-Black went on to discuss one of her favorite things Karing Kennels has to offer that you might not know about. “Karing Kennels offers day boarding, where customers can drop off their pets to board with us for the day. Drop off is 10 am, and pickup is 5:30 pm,” she said. She also shared that animals utilizing the boarding facility can also receive grooming during their stay, including completing their six month quarantine period upon coming to the island.

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Kennels offers day boarding, where customers can drop off their pets to board with us for the day.” If you are thinking about bringing your dog or kitty to Karing Kennels to groom or board, please make sure they are up to date on their vaccines. “Our facility requires Bordetella, distemper, and rabies for dogs and FVRCP and rabies for cats for all services to ensure our customers’ pets’ safety,” said Caitlin. The process is simple; pet owners can either email the shot records to the facility or bring the hard copy with you when you drop your pet off. Ms. Code-Black also said that they prioritize keeping the facility sanitized and up to health code regulations for your pet’s well-being.

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If you are reading this and thinking to yourself, “I really wish I had a pet to bring to Karing Kennels!” You are in luck. Karing Adoption Facility might be where your new four-legged family member is waiting to meet you. Karing Adoption Facility’s adoption process consists first of an introduction with the whole family and the animal. This introduction prevents animals from being returned and ensures the entire family is on board with the adoption. Once the family has met the pet and decided to commit to being this animal’s forever home, they put in an application. Karing Adoption Facility staff will review all applications and call by the end of the day. If approved, the family can pick up the animal on the next business day. Then customers will come in the following day, fill out the paperwork, pay, and bring their new pet home. As of right now, it is $100 for the adoption fee and a refundable $100 spay and neuter deposit. Animals must be spayed or neutered within a month (unless under six-months old). If completed within that time frame and the proof is provided, then the deposit will be refunded. This policy incentivizes animal owners to spay or neuter their pets, ensuring the Okinawan stray population remains controlled.


KARING KENNELS

Be sure to follow your command’s directives, but if you would like to meet an adoptable pet, follow Karing Kennels on Facebook and Instagram! Facebook.com/KaringKennels @karingkennels & @karingadoptions

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OKUMA B E A C H

St. Patrick’s Special Saturday, 13 March • 5 - 8:30 pm Enjoy a traditional Shepherd’s Pie Dinner.

Sweet Cabana Deal Now - 31 March Your stay gets even sweeter when you save 20% off of a two-night stay that includes breakfast for two people in any Suite, Suite Plus, Studio, or Studio Premier. Sundays through Thursdays only, holidays not included. Other restrictions may apply.

Group Reservations Discounts Now - 31 March Okuma Group Reservations offers lodging discounts to groups of five or more rooms. This is a great time to schedule annual meetings, family reunions, weddings, retreats, functions, and more! You name it, we can host it! Please contact the Group Reservations office for details. Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm at 631-1806 or 080-6489-8619.

Okuma Beach • 631-1990 Surfside Grill & Bar • 631-1805 Reservations • 631-1991 Located 51 miles north of Kadena Air Base SUBJECT TO CHANGE 24 FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING PLEASE VISIT KADENAFSS.COM


Bring your sweetheart to Okuma for Valentine’s Day!

Dinner for Two

Romantic Dinner Saturday, 13 February 60 • Couple | $35 • Per person

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Experience an enchanted evening at Okuma Beach and enjoy a meal beautifully prepared by our talented chefs. This four-course meal will include items like crab bisque, filet mignon or salmon, and crème brûlée for dessert. Reservations are encouraged for this romantic Valentine’s dinner. Call Surfside Grill & Bar at 098-962-1805.

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Okinawa Whale Watching Tours By Meagan Abell

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ebruary - March is a great time to see humpback whales as they migrate to warmer waters to give birth to their calves! The whales travel from Alaskan and Russian waters to Okinawa’s Kerama Islands, which is a 5,600-mile journey. The whales spend the spring and summer months up north fulfilling their appetites for their long journey to warmer waters in the winter. Kadena’s ITT office hosts whale watching tours every weekend during this season. The full-grown mammals can grow to be about 52 feet in length and 36 tons in weight. The creatures can travel up to about 10 mph, and seeing their pectoral fins moving through the water can truly be a majestic sight. Passengers on these tours have even been lucky enough to see a whale make a full breach leap above the water. On a really good day, you may even see a mother with her newborn calf. If you are planning to hop on an ITT tour, be sure you are following your command’s directives and practicing safe social distancing. Some recommended items to bring along are motion sickness meds, waterproof clothing, sunscreen, and don’t forget your camera! For more information, check out the Kadena ITT page on Facebook, or stop by their office located inside the Schilling.

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February Seasonal Tours These are rare and unique opportunities only available during the late winter months.

Cherry Blossoms Sakura season is here! Japan is known for its beautiful cherry blossoms, and the season starts here on Okinawa! Come with us as we visit wellknown locations and witness magnificent shades of pink engulf the hillsides. Highlights include Mt. Yaedake, Nakijin Castle and Nago city.

Strawberry Picking Now is the perfect time to harvest delicious, ripe strawberries! Strawberries are in high demand on the island and this is your chance to grab as many as you can during your time at the farm. The season starts early in Okinawa and only lasts a few short months. *Tour is subject to the latest CSD.

Tankan (Tangerine) Picking During the winter months, the tankan season thrives due to the mild winter and subtropical climate, making these small citrus fruits unique to this region of Japan. Travel up north to pick your own “Okinawan tangerines.” The season is almost over!

Whale Watching Humpback whales travel from the northern seas around Russia and Alaska to the shores of Okinawa every February-March. These whales swim 5,600 miles to give birth to their calves in the warm waters surrounding Okinawa-honto and the Kerama Islands. We take you out to sea to try to get you as close as possible to these gentle giants. Tours every weekend!

These seasonal tours are going on now! Contact ITT directly for more information. Don’t forget to check our social media pages for updates and deals!

966-7333 | 036-868-2226 • Building 455 | Inside Schilling Community Center Email: ITT@KadenaFSS.com |

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CROSS COUNTRY TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, 13 FEBRUARY

45 • AGF members | $70 • Nonmembers

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Banyan Tree Golf Course 966-7321 | Building 12

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966-7321 or 036-868-2223 Located near Kadena Gate 1 • 18-Hole Golf Course • Driving Range • Pro Shop • Tee House Restaurant

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GOLF COURSES 966-7327 or 036-868-2224 Located outside Kadena Gate 3 • 18-Hole Golf Course • Driving Range • Pro Shop • Chippers Snack Bar

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KADENA MARINA Citizen Scientist Whale Watching All Whale Watching Season Did you know that each whale’s fluke, or tail, is as distinctive as a fingerprint? Join the Marina team on the Venture boat as we celebrate the return of our beloved humpback whales and help document their migration as good stewards of the ocean. Bring your cameras and get those fluke pics! Your pictures may help scientists better understand the humpbacks’ population density, migratory habits, and breeding habit. Lunar New Year Night Dive Friday, 12 February • $25 per person Descend into the depths under the darkness of the New Moon and experience the ocean at night on a fluorescent dive. Join the Marina team as we host a night dive where participants will use UV and red-light flashlights that illuminate coral and marine life in brilliant, glowing colors. Many of your favorite creatures are less affected by red light, allowing you to observe them in a more natural environment. Sweetheart Deal - Jet Ski Safety Class 12 - 15 February Are you always looking for a chance to hold your sweetheart close? Come down to the Marina to sign up for our Jet Ski Safety Class! Your Valentine will receive 50% off their registration after you register. After completing the course, you will both be able to rent our fabulous jet skis. There’s no better way to celebrate your love for one another than by zooming across the crystal blue waters together! Flashlight Sale 1 - 28 February February means Lantern Festivals in Okinawa, and because “one is none,” we want to help you think “Safety First” by lighting up your night dives with your own new and improved dive light! This February, when you come into the Marina and buy your primary flashlight, you get 10% off your secondary light. I Whaley Love You Sunday, 14 February • $110 per couple Hold your loved one tight as you listen for the Whale Song on Valentine’s Day! Join us on the Venture boat as we watch the majestic whales migrate through the beautiful waters of Okinawa. Rejoice in the splendor of nature as the whales surface, fluke slap, or even breach. And the best part? You get to share the experience with your special someone! ReActivate Did you get certified in the past but haven’t gone diving since? The ReActivate program is the perfect way to refresh your dive skills, regain your confidence, and update what you learned in the PADI Open Water Diver Course. It’s time to jump back in!

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@KadenaFSSMarina


AQUATICS 634-6425 • Fairchild Pool • Building 1988 |

@KadenaAquatics

Swim Lessons 16 - 26 February 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 backup 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.

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.

Learn to Swim Series Levels 1 - 6 Ages 5 & over • $75 per series Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills 3 - Stroke Development 5 - Stroke Refinement

Adult Lessons • $100 Instructors will work with participants to assess their needs and create a lesson plan accordingly.

Lifeguard Course Monday - Friday, 1 - 12 February • $125 Gain skills and knowledge that could help save a life and put them toward a job that is both enjoyable and fulfilling! The minimum age to participate is 15 (or 16 to be eligible for employment). There will be a prerequisite test on the first day to determine if you are qualified to continue in the course. For more information, please contact Kadena Aquatics at 634-6425.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Snorkeling with Whale Sharks Saturday, 6 February • 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.

Swim with Whales Thursday, 4, 11, & 18 March Ages 12 & over $ 220 • Includes guide and boat fee Join us on a new adventure! If you have your SCUBA certification, join us to swim with wild whales in the beautiful Okinawan waters. Space is limited.

Camping & Whale Watching at Nagannu Island 6 - 7 March $ 220 • Ages 12 & over | $200 • Ages 4 - 11 Nagannu Island is part of Kerama National Park in Okinawa and is a very good spot to relax and escape. This is the perfect time of year to camp under the stars and even see the whales in their migration! The price includes whale watching fee, lunch (curry rice), dinner (Japanese BBQ), breakfast, camping gear, accommodation, and all transportation. Space is limited.

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

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Off-Island Trip: Hiking at Kirishima National Park in Kagoshima 28 - 31 May (Memorial Day) Ages 12 & over Our guide will take you to the best spots in Kagoshima! We are going to hike Mt. Onami Pond (1,411m), Mt. Karakuni (1,700m), and Mt. Takachihonimine Ridge (1,574m). You’ll explore waterfalls, see the volcano, touch volcanic rock, and more! The price includes all transportation from Okinawa, guide fee, accommodation fee, and breakfast for three days. Space is limited. Contact ODR for more information.

Jawbone Ridge Saturday, 20 February • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • Ages 12 & over This rigorous hike is the longest course in Okinawa with beautiful views of the west coast, including Kouri Island and Okuma.

KID-FRIENDLY HIKING WEDNESDAYS Mt. Atta (in Forest Park) Wednesday, 3 February • 8:30 am - 1 pm $ 30 • Ages 16 & over | $12 • Ages 6 - 15 | Free • Ages 3 – 5 We start on one side of the mountain to a ridge with breathtaking views, then follow the trail back down the opposite side next to a stream. Please be sure to bring a car seat if traveling with children, hiking shoes, a change of shoes, a change of clothes, rain jacket if needed, bottled water, and yen for purchases.

Mt. Ishikawa Wednesday, 24 February • 8:30 am - 1 pm $ 30 • Ages 16 & over | $12 • Ages 6 - 15 | Free • Ages 3 - 5 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.

Happy Friday Cycling Tours Cycling Nago Tour Friday, 5 February • 8 am - 2 pm 35 • Ages 12 & over | $5 • Bicycle rental Cycle by the seaside and through Nago while experiencing the amazing sights and sounds of the city.

$

Cycling Ikei Island Tour Friday, 19 February • 8 am - 2 pm $ 35 • Ages 12 & over | $5 • Bicycle rental 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/advancedlevel cyclist. Price includes transportation and guide. Total tour is about 19 miles. DIFFICULTY Easy FOR OPEN POSITIONS, PLEASE VISIT USAJOBS.GOV

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REPAIR SHOP Suggest a Product on Facebook

Presidents’ Day Special:

Valentine’s Day Special:

15 - 19 February Have you been staring at that warning light on your dashboard for weeks? What about that screeching noise that happens every time you pull up to a stoplight? Stop by and have us check it out!

We’d like to thank you for your support, so let us know what you’d like to see in our parts shop and you could receive a thank-you gift! Visit our Facebook and comment on the corresponding post to submit your ideas, and we’ll announce the winner in March.

50% Off Troubleshooting

Free Rotor Machining

8 - 12 February Show your Valentine you care by keeping them safe on the road! Drop off your car at our Repair Shop and you can save between $25 - 50 on a completed brake job.

U-WRENCH-IT Free Stall Fees

Tips of the Month:

Tuesday, 16 February Ages 16 & over Have you been putting off a project? Stop by our DIY U-Wrench-It area and get it done! Enjoy three free hours of stall fees while you get your car in tip-top shape.

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Housing Office

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2. Check Your Fluids Keep an eye on those fluid levels! Your vehicle needs certain fluids to keep running, like oil to lubricate the engine parts, prevent wear, and keep the engine cool. Stop by Auto Hobby and we’ll be happy to check your fluid levels for you.

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1. Know Your Paperwork It’s important to make sure all of your paperwork is current. Expired papers can lead to a ticket or even an expensive impound. Stop by Auto Hobby and we’ll make sure you’re good to go!

4 Diamonds Softball Field

966-7355 • Building 1436 Located behind the Housing Office SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Risner Fitness and Sports Complex Risner Dead Lifts Day Saturday, 6 February • 10 am Show off the most weight you can lift in the dead lift competition! Professional judges will determine form and lifting. Top three females and top three males will receive a medal.

Mizuno™ Shoe Fitting Monday, 15 February 9 am - Noon & 1 - 5 pm Registration begins • Monday, 1 February Get fitted by one of the Mizuno™ shoe consultants! Have your feet assessed to determine the proper shoe for you. Call 036-868-2230 or 966-7431 to reserve your time slot; space is limited.

Risner Scavenger Hunt Wednesday, 24 February • 6 pm The Risner Scavenger Hunt is back! We have five rooms reserved for five workouts. Upon completion of each workout, you will receive a question related to fitness. Complete all of the workouts and questions to receive a prize!

Treat your Valentine to a relaxing massage. 10% OFF

all massages booked and paid for during month of February! Stop by the front desk to book.

Risner Fitness Center 634-5128 | Building 109 Tennis Center and Sports Pro Shop 966-7431 | Building 123 Habu Fitness Center 634-3866 | Building 499

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Emery Lanes

Love at

First Strike

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL

Sunday, 14 February • Noon - 8 pm Bowling is fun in your spare time. Bring your partner and enjoy three games of bowling for two people, with any appetizer valued $5 or less for only $19.95

PRESIDENTS’ DAY SPECIAL

Monday, 15 February • Noon - 8 pm Celebrate the father of our country with a George Washington $1 bill. All games and shoe rentals are only $1 each.

Emery Lanes • 966-7303 | Building 113 36 FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING PLEASE VISIT KADENAFSS.COM

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Sunday, 14 February Enjoy a romantic dinner with your loved one while you listen to the smooth sounds of live jazz music performed by Takako Gibo Ensemble from 6 - 9 pm. Don’t forget to try our Valentine’s Day special dessert, the Amortencia!

SUBJECT TO CHANGE Seaside • 966-7401 | Located at Kadena Marina FOR OPEN POSITIONS, PLEASE VISIT USAJOBS.GOV

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Chili’s Grill & Bar

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

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DELIVERY Kadenaf

DSN 966-


CLASSIC RIBEYE Marbled, thick-cut steak topped with garlic butter. Served with loaded mashed potatoes & steamed broccoli.

Y • 11 am - 10 PM fss.com/delivery

-7366 or 036-868-2210

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Call to place your order

DSN 966-7360 or 036-868-2209

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Kazoku Place Rocker Enlisted Club Inside the

Open to all ranks and services.

VALENTINE’S SWEETHEART DINNER

Sunday, 14 February • 6 - 8:30 pm Shiraho Ballroom $ 80 • Per couple ($10 member discount) Enjoy delicious food and a live harpist performance. Soup Vegetable Consommé Salad Field of Greens with a Champagne Vinaigrette Choose an Entrée Stuffed Tenderloin Medallions Tenderloin stuffed with spinach and mushrooms with peppercorn au jus Accompanied by potato au gratin and sautéed asparagus Or Seafood Duo Grilled lobster tail and shrimp scampi served over linguini with a rich creamy garlic butter sauce Accompanied by steamed buttered broccoli topped with fresh herbs Dessert Ganache-filled Profiteroles with a Raspberry Coulis Each meal served with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider

Members Only Two-for-One Special Tuesdays • 4 - 9 pm • Grilled Porterhouse Steak • Chicken Divan • Baked Ziti Primavera • Coconut Shrimp Each entrée comes with a choice of house salad or a cup of soup, two sides, and fresh bread. Dine-in only. Not available for to-go or pick-up.

Wednesday Family Night Specials Kids ages 10 and under eat free off the children’s menu with a purchase of an adult entrée. Dine-in only.

Mini Breakfast Buffet Fridays • 7 - 10:30 am Saturdays • 7 am - 2 pm $ 9.95 • Ages 13 & over ($1 member discount) $ 5.95 • Ages 5 - 12 ($1 member discount) $ 3 • Ages 3 - 4 | 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 Sunday • 8 am - 2 pm $ 12.95 • Ages 13 & over ($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!

Retiree Club Member Appreciation Friday, 26 February • 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 & active Enlisted Club Card to receive discount.

Kazoku Place will be closed until 4 pm on Monday, 1 February, due to maintenance.

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Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill

Large Pizza & Drinks Order one large pizza and get two beverages FREE!

AirPower Café

Grilled Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Basil Sauce Fettuccine pasta, creamy Alfredo sauce, and basil sauce with grilled chicken. $8.25

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Café Latte

Avocado Toast with Turkey Bacon A great healthy way to start your day right with a lighter breakfast option. $5.95

Café Latte

Blackberry, Bacon, and Brie Grilled Cheese A fruity spin on a grilled cheese favorite — the blackberry preserves will entice your taste buds! $6.95

Chippers

Club White Applewood smoked bacon, ham, turkey, and diced tomatoes sit atop creamy garlic white sauce on a fresh-baked pizza drizzled with garlic-infused olive oil. $18

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Tee House

Chicken Pot Pie Indulge in this homey favorite! This is the perfect meal to keep you feeling warm and cozy as you patrol the grounds. Made from a white sauce, potato, onion, mushroom, and chicken all under a flaky, buttery pastry crust. $7.50 with a drink

Seaside

Crab Ragoon Flatbread We’re bringing back your true love for the month, and you can have it as much as you want for the month of February. Love rules! $9.95

cere as the Love of Food.”

UND KADENA Emery Lanes

Double Grilled Cheeseburger A half-pound beef patty with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and cheese between two grilled cheese sandwiches. $7

Okuma Beach

Garlic Chicken Pizza Chicken, onion, garlic, parsley, and mozzarella cheese. Loved by most, hated by vampires! Thank us later. $ 15.95

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Risner

Cupid’s Cocoa Love Potion Indulge in a delicious healthy cocoa smoothie and enjoy the best of both worlds. Don’t forget to take advantage of the discount you get as a Kadena Clubs Plus member! $4.75

Skoshi Rocker

Tempura Donburi Fresh vegetables and shrimp tempura laid over freshly made rice and topped with a delicious light soy dressing. $7.95

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SKOSHI ROCKER Open to all ranks and civilian equivalents ages 18 and over.

Night Bingo Nightly except for Wednesdays • 7 pm

750 Night Bingo

$

Monday & Friday • 7 pm All book games have a payout of $750!

Bingo Appreciation Sunday, 28 February • 7 pm

Tempura Donburi (Tempura Over Rice) Fresh vegetables and shrimp tempura laid over freshly made rice and topped with a delicious light soy dressing.

February Special $

7.95

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5 • Adult members | FREE • Member’s children ages 17 and under Price includes: beverage, chocolate bar, movie, and door prizes

$

Food available for purchase • Pizza slices • Popcorn • Theater candy

Every child receives a chocolate bar to see if they have a go lden ticke t w o rth $50 20 Golden ti

Open to Enlisted Club members only. Tickets required. Limited capacity due to social distancing requirements, so please pick up your tickets at the customer service center. Tickets are non-transferable, however, refunds will be accepted until close of business on 5 February. Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on. Table and chairs are not available.

ckets avail able

SUBJECT TO CHANGE ROCKER ENLISTED CLUB 966-7372 | Building 622

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)

4 February • Pork Adobo, white rice, and vegetable pancit 11 February • Huli Huli Chicken, white rice, mac salad, and grilled pineapple 18 February • Lasagna, green salad, and garlic bread 25 February • BBQ Ribs, baked beans, corn on the cob, and corn muffin

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 FOR OPEN POSITIONS, PLEASE VISIT USAJOBS.GOV

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OFFICERS’ CLUB

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409 | Building 313 • Across from Shogun Inn

Anniversary Special Reservation Monday - Saturday by reservation only Starting at 6 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) • With 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. 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!

Champagne Brunch Sundays • 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!

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

Wing & Gizzard Night Coming soon on Wednesday nights!

Maintenance Day Tuesday, 9 February The Officers’ Club buffet will be closed, and 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.

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INSIDE THE ROCKER ENLISTED CLUB Come enjoy our great selection of craft and domestic beers, plus foods, and more seven days a week. Open to all ranks and services ages 18 and over. Officers must depart Hanabi’s by 9 pm daily.

SUNDAY - SATURDAY 7 PM - CLOSE • MUSIC VIDEOS Hanabi’s will be closed until 4 pm on Monday, 1 February, due to maintenance.

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Monday, 8 February

Limited seating • Open to ages 18 and over OFFICERS’ CLUB

In the Club Ballroom 6:30 am • Doors open for O’ Club members 7:30 am • Doors open for nonmember officer ranks & civilian equivalents 7 am • Party starts Free • O’ Club members $ 10 • Nonmembers Open to officer ranks and civilian equivalents. We will serve breakfast foods in the beginning and tailgate-style foods like hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.

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ENLISTED CLUB

In the Shiraho Ballroom 7 am • Doors open for E’ Club members 8 am • Doors open for nonmember enlisted ranks & civilian equivalents 7 - 9 am • Breakfast Snacks & refreshments at halftime Free • E’ Club members $ 10 • Nonmembers Grab your friends and join us for some great football, food, and prizes! Open to all enlisted ranks and civilian equivalents. Must be an AF Club Card member in good standing to win prizes. Game: Guess the Score. Prizes: big screen TV, recliner, all 32 NFL Jerseys, and much more. VENTURE 47


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d n i #F mething So l a i c S pe By Meagan Abell

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ey Readers! Last month, we brought back one of our favorite features, the #FindSomethingSpecial hashtag! We can’t wait to see and follow your adventures and want to show off your creative images right here in Venture magazine! As you are exploring our beautiful island, be sure to tag @KadenaFSS and use the hashtag #FindSomethingSpecial. As always, remember to follow your commands’ directives and practice safe social distancing, but most of all, have some fun! This month, we have user @anewmac walking along the stones in the beautiful Aguri-Hills in Nagasaki. We also see @alexbrown101312 showing off his playful side in a Catbus during the Lantern Festival at Muraski Mura. Finally, we have @zusyuli showing a peaceful image of the hydrangea garden during the Hydrangea Festival that occurs every May and June up north by Nago. Be sure to give them a follow, and remember to tag us next time you venture out!

We can’t wait to follow your adventures!


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

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

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

Seaside

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

Skoshi Rocker

Bldg. 103 JP: 036-868-2318 8 am - Midnight 9 am - Midnight 8 am - 2 am Regular hours

Kadena: 966-7256 Sun - Tue & Thu Wed Fri & Sat Holidays

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

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 - Sat Sun Kinser Kinser: 637-1267 Mon - Fri

Bldg. 612 7 am - 5:30 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

Bldg. 3445 Closed

Family Days www.usajobs.gov

Closed

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

Bldg. 160 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 3 pm 9 am - 3 pm 9 am - 5 pm Closed Closes at noon

Shogun Inn

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

Military Personnel Section

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

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

Closed

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 - Fri Sat Family Days Sun Barber Shop (E Club) Mon - Sat

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

7 am - 7 pm 9 am - 6 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

Office Mon - Fri

5:45 am - 6 pm

Youth Center

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 - Thu Tue Fri Sat Summer Hours Recreation (No school & half days) Mon - Thu Fri

Bldg. 439

2 pm - 6 pm 1 pm - 6 pm 2 pm - 11 pm 4 pm - 9 pm Noon - 6 pm

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

Youth Sports & Fitness Kadena: 634-1384 Office Mon - Fri

10 am - 6 pm 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 Noon - 11 pm

Note: Hours are subject to change.


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