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CHALK ART CONTEST AT SCHILLING!

JANUARY 2021

ARTS & CRAFTS IS LAUNCHING A PARTY PLACE!

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Note: Facility programs, event hours, and dates are subject to change.

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

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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

Oki Bucket List Okuma Beach Kadena ITT

RECREATION Pages 28 - 35 Banyan Tree Golf Course Risner Fitness Center Risner Sports Pro Shop Kadena Marina Aquatics Outdoor Recreation Emery Lanes Auto Hobby

FOOD Pages 38 - 43 Limited Time Offers Kazoku Place Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill Chili’s

NIGHTLIFE Pages 45 - 48 Officers’ Club Rocker Enlisted Club Skoshi Rocker

FSS Spotlight Pages 24 - 27

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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ello, and welcome to the first issue of Venture Magazine for 2021! We hope this new year brings you plenty of joy and relief, and we have many exciting things to tell you about!

If you have been meaning to create that Okinawa Bucket List, but have not gotten around to it yet, we have you covered! Kadena ITT has tons of trips that you can hop on to tour a few places, or there are outdoor options you can drive to; check out page 22 for more details. New year, new you? Or maybe you are looking for that motivation for some new fitness goals? We are featuring the Risner and Habu Fitness centers in this month’s FSS Spotlight on pages 24 -27. The Teen Center and Youth Center are always ready for new members! You can either stop by for a tour or check out their programming this month on pages 12 – 13. This time of year is such a blessing in Okinawa weather-wise. It is perfect for outdoor adventures like hiking, cycling, disc golf, regular golf, etc. Outdoor Recreation is ready to help you find your new 2021 hobby! Check out pages 32 - 33 for the January events, or stop by to see what kind of equipment they have for you to rent. Also, we are launching a new monthly feature for the magazine! Be sure to tag @KadenaFSS and use #FindSomethingSpecial when you are out adventuring — you could be featured in the magazine! Did you set a New Year’s resolution to read more? The Kadena Library is starting the Winter Reading Program! Check out the details on page 17, but remember that the Kadena Library has all the tools to help reading be accessible and free to its members. We had so much fun putting this issue together for you and cannot wait for you to see the rest of what we have to offer this year. Happy reading, stay safe, and keeping adventuring!

Meagan Abell Writer/Account Executive

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Party with your pups this New Year! Celebrate the new year with new Karing Kennels retail. We are open 10 am - 6 pm.

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Come check out our computer lab with CAC-enabled computers! • Faxing services available • Open 10 am - 5 pm, Monday - Saturday Call for more information!

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New year, new ways to

PARTY! Check out our brand new Party Place inside Arts & Crafts in mid-January to find all the essentials you need to celebrate in style!

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1 - 15 January Schilling wants you to participate in a Chalk Art Contest! You could win a wellness basket! How To Enter 1. Draw something that depicts your 2021 New Year’s resolution. 2. Take a picture of your drawing! 3. Post a picture of your drawing in our Facebook event! *There will be one category for kids and one for adults. SUBJECT TO CHANGE Schilling Community Center • 634-1387 | Building 455

15 January • “Grease” Spend your Friday evening under the stars and join us for an outdoor movie — 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 Attractions 19 February • “42” (African American Heritage Council) 19 March • “A League of Their Own”

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Pre-Separation Counseling

Save, Invest, and TSP

Wednesdays, 6, 13, 20, & 27 January • 9 - 11:30 am Register by Monday the week of class

Wednesday, 20 January • 9:30 - 11 am Call to register at 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.

Money Management

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.

Wednesday, 6 January • 9:30 - 11 am Call to register at 634-3366

Boots to Business, Entrepreneurship Track

Ready to decrease your spending habit and increase your savings? Learn to create and establish a working budget to manage savings, checking, and 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.

25 - 26 January • 9 am - 4 pm Register by Wednesday, 20 January — call 634-3366

Newcomer’s Orientation

President Volunteer Service Award

Wednesdays, 6, 20, & 27 January • 8 am - 4 pm Sign-in • 7 - 7:50 am Register on SharePoint: https://kadena.eis.pacaf. af.mil/18MSG/18FSS/FSH/SitePages/Home.aspx Newcomer’s 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 your questions and ensure your smooth transition to Kadena. Seating is limited to 40 participants, and registration is required.

Interested in exploring business ownership? Boots to Business is open to service members and spouses who would like to start a successful company. The workshop is provided by the SBA and its experienced resource partners.

Certifying period • 1 January - 31 December 2020 Submit hours by 31 January 2021 Calling all Team Kadena Volunteers! Submit all voluneer hours by 31 January to qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) (by email to joannemay. estoesta@us.af.mil or drop off at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 220). The hours will be certified in January, which entails delivery of the LOAs. All award recipients will be recognized at our 2021 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on 23 April 2021 from 3 - 5 pm at the Rocker Enlisted Club.

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ENERGIZE YOUR 2021 Steps:

Goal Goal Settingfor Setting for Success Success

1. Set goals that motivate & push you 2. Set SMART goals (see below) 3. Write your goals down 4. Put a plan in action 5. Work the plan

SMART GOALS: 1 . Specific– state what you will do with action words 2. Measurable– use metrics or data targets to track your goals 3. Attainable– is the goal attainable to accomplish within you scope 4. Relevant– does it align with your values or mission 5. Time-based– set a date or deadline

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My Goals:

Types of goals: 1. Stepping stone- 1-2 wks 2. Short term - 2-3 months 3. Long term - 1-3 years 4. Lifetime

Examples of goals:

1. Call my family 2x per week; Tuesday & Thursday 2. Control my spending; save $50 week/ month or stop buying Starbucks to save 3. Start a daily/weekly gratitude journal 4. Wake up 15 mins earlier...to see the sunrise, exercise, read or meditate 5. Host game night once a week 6. Get outside for a 30 min walk on Sunday & Wednesday

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3. Why set goals? Setting goals gives you long-term vision & short- term motivation

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Celebrate even the small wins!

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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

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. Whether you are just arriving to Kadena or moving to another location, contact your School Liaison today.

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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634-0500 | Building 1849

Smart Goal, Dream Boards, Passport to Manhood, and Girl Talk Wednesdays, 6 & 13 January • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Ages 9 - 12 Bring in the New Year with Passport to Manhood and Girl Talk! We will be talking about our future goals and encouraging youth to start planning on how to achieve their dreams through S.M.A.R.T goal setting.

Passport to Manhood presents MLK Day of Service Wednesday, 20 January • 3:30 pm Ages 9 - 12 Join Passport to Manhood in a day of service by giving back to the community!

Kadena Youth Center Arts Contest 4 - 29 January Ages 9 - 12 Check with the front desk on how to send your art submissions. ImageMakers and Art Club Contest will provide meaningful opportunities for youth to express themselves in creative ways! The Submission Portal opens soon, so come in today to learn more.

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STEM

Ages 13 - 18 Thursdays, 14 & 28 January • 3:15 - 4:15 pm From forensics to physics, this is the place to jump into science. Come take a fun approach to all things science!

Youth of the Month

Friday, 15 January • 3 - 4 pm Come recognize the December Youth of the Month! This student is always ready to have a good time, lend a helping hand, and jump into clubs. *The whole day is a teacher workday; no school for students.

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FAMILY HAPPENINGS Family Child Care • 634-0514 | Building 1850

PCS Care

PCSing soon or did you just arrive? You are eligible to receive 20 hours of child care per child in certified Family Child Care homes. PCS care is available for all branches stationed on Kadena. Additional information and PCS orders are required. Contact Family Child Care at 634-0514 for details.

Give Parents a Break

Parents’ Night Out

Saturday, 30 January • 5 - 9 pm

Saturday, 30 January • 5 - 9 pm Niko Niko CDC | Building 334 Himawari SAC | Building 439 Ages 6 weeks to 12 years Register by noon on 22 January. If you don’t qualify for a referral but still need a break, then 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.

Niko Niko CDC | Building 334 Himawari SAC | Building 439 Ages 6 weeks to 12 years Register by noon on 22 January. 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 6327420 to register.

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Create an Account: Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account. Once you create an account, you can set up a Household Profile that stores key information about your family and allows you to conduct a customized search for care at any time from any location.

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Search for and Request Care: Once you set up your Household Profile, MilitaryChildCare.com gives you access to a powerful search engine that allows you to search the full range of military child care options to identify programs that meet your specific care needs in your preferred location. Once you have conducted your search, you may submit requests to any program in your search results. The program will contact you with an offer for care when a space becomes available.

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Manage Your Requests: You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world. Log onto MilitaryChildCare.com to review the status of your requests, change information about your requests, and cancel requests that you no longer need. Notifications will be delivered to your preferred email address and shared in the Time Sensitive Actions section of your MCC Dashboard to inform you about the status of your requests.

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Update Your Household Profile: Be sure to keep your Household Profile up-to-date. Your Household Profile stores key information that the system references during your child care search. This information helps MCC provide you with a list of providers that meet your needs and send you timely notifications about your child care requests. If there are any changes to your household information, log onto MilitaryChildCare.com to update your profile at any time.

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Child Development Centers Literacy Wednesday

STEAM

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics Friday, 8 January • 3:30 pm The children will build with pulleys, levers, and magnets. Theses activities are designed to help children learn and practice their cognitive skills which can be applied to their daily life.

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Thursday, 14 January • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Wakaba CDC Come on your lunch hour to participate in this month’s Lunch and Learn! January is centered around “Parenting 101-interactions with young children.”

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To sign up for the AFOQT, TBAS, EDPT, DLPT, or DLAB please send an email to Kadena.educationservicestesting@us.af.mil Recently completed your SEJPME? Send a copy of your certificate to kadena.pmemanagementoffice@us.af.mil to have it updated in your records! Managing Your Education 13 & 14 January • 8 am - 4 pm How do I use my GI Bill? Which GI Bill can I use? What does accreditation mean? Where should I go to college? When should I start applying to college? How do I even start the whole college process? If you have any of these questions … sign up NOW for our next two-day course! Send an email to kadenaeducationoffice@us.af.mil for more info.

Education and Training • 634-1500 | Building 59 SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Kadena Library Card

Your Ticket to the

World

Did you know that the Kadena Library has more than just books? Your library card allows you access to our Online Resources where you can find:

• Military Test Prep Material (ASTB-E, ASVAB, Military Flight Aptitude Test, Officer Candidate Tests) • Educational Materials (CLEP, DSST, TOEFL, SAT and ACT prep, AP practice exams, etc.) • Learning resources for school age students E-books, audiobooks, graphic novels, music, and so much more! The Digital Library is always open!

Online Resources OverDrive OverDrive offers you digital access to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, music titles, and videos ALL FOR FREE with your library card and 4-digit PIN. Materials range from Nonfiction to Fiction to Best Sellers to Kids’ popular titles. Visit Kadena Library to learn more about this resource and information on how to set up your OverDrive account.

RBdigital RBdigital, similar to OverDrive, allows patrons access to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and popular magazines. This database has material for all ages and interests. Users may access this resource for free with their library card, 4-digit PIN, and Access Code from the Kadena Library. Stop by the Kadena Library today to learn more about RBdigital and our online resources.

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Winter Reading Program 15 January - 28 February Keep your New Year’s resolution to read more in 2021 by signing up for Kadena Library’s Winter Reading Program. Get ready to “Read, Discover, and Dig Deeper.” All Library patrons are invited to participate in this six-week event. Online registration begins 2 January. Prizes will be awarded for minutes read. Register at: https://kadenaafblibrary.beanstack. org/reader365

CLOSURE Kadena Library will be closed on 11 and 18 January.

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f you have been waiting for the chance to start checking off the must-see places on this beautiful island, we have a list to help you! Our Marketing team has compiled a list of ten of our favorite spots on the island. Also, remember, Kadena ITT and Outdoor Recreation are excellent resources when going on adventures. Be sure to take advantage of any tours or trips they are planning!

1. Shuri Castle

We know what you are thinking! “Isn’t Shuri Castle closed for repairs right now?” Well, yes, it is undergoing repairs after the fire in 2019. However, there is still plenty to learn and see with its rich history and beautiful garden. Stop by ITT for more information!

2. Sacred Places

Okinawa is overflowing with sacred prayer sites and religious culture. If you would like to embrace this culture, you will want to hop on a tour with ITT to a handful of beautiful and peaceful religious landmarks.

3. Bios on the Hill

Located near Onna Village, Bios on the Hill is a beautiful nature park. Perfect for families or a day date, you can experience butterflies, small farm animals, and plenty of local favorite and exotic plants. For a small fee, you can even take a boat ride through the park. Bios on the Hill is a day trip you won’t want to miss!

4. Kokusai Street

Located in Naha, Kokusai Street is the keeper of so many fun things! If you are looking for shops that carry all your favorite Okinawan treats, art, fantastic street food, and local fare, a trip to Kokusai Street is exactly what you need. Be sure to practice social distancing and follow your commands’ directives, but it is easy to enjoy this area even if only from the outside!

5. Kouri Island

Covered in soft white sands and beautiful views, this treasure is a definite must-stop. Located just north of Nago and accessible by car, it won’t take long to see all of its charms. With cafes, food trucks, and historical sights, it is often called “The Island of Love.” It even has famous heart-shape rocks right off the coast!

6. Muraski Mura

A perfect activity to let out your creative side! Muraski Mura is an interactive theme park that offers crafting like painting ceramic Shisa Dogs or a decorative Torii sign. In addition to observing glass blowing, the annual lantern festival is celebrated until March 2021! Be sure to add this to your list of must-experience locations. You can even bring back a souvenir to keep for a lifetime. 18 FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING PLEASE VISIT KADENAFSS.COM

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7. Botanical Gardens

Just 10 minutes outside of Kadena Gate 3, you could easily walk around the park for hours! Adorned with beautiful blooms, birds, and did we mention the Christmas lights? I know what you are thinking, “but it is January?”… Yes, it is, in fact, January, but they leave their Holiday Illuminations up until May! If holiday crowds aren’t your thing, catch them anytime this winter or spring.

8. Valley of Gangala

A cave of limestone created hundreds of years ago has become a popular tourist spot. Known for its spiritual properties and beautiful forest, you can walk around and completely forget where you are. Valley of Gangala is home to banyan trees as well, known to Okinawans to host spirits. It is a beautiful view and an excellent stop for a group! They even have a small café adjoined to a cave.

9. Sesoko Island

Accessible by a bridge and home to secret beaches and charming cafés, add this to your off-season must-see list! Late April is the ideal time to go to enjoy the warm water and beat the crowds. Many will rent bicycles, ride around to see the sights, or sit by the emerald green waters and enjoy some peace. Indeed a hidden gem, be sure to enjoy the white sandy beaches and local fare!

10. Okinawa Wings

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Okay, this isn’t exactly a “bucket list” place, but it is a great way to see more of this beautiful rock where we live. All over the island, cafes, shops, and buildings have beautiful and ornate wings painted on the side. It is an adventure in itself to try and track them all down. Plenty of residents spend their weekends getting lost looking for these artistic wonders. Start your search for Okinawa Wings now! Be sure to take a picture and tag @KadenaFSS on Instagram, and use the hashtag #FindSomethingSpecial! We want to see where you found them! If off base adventures are not always possible, you can always find a great hobby or activity right here at Kadena! You can work on that bowling form and shoot for a perfect game at Emery Lanes. Learn to work on your car or change your oil at Auto Hobby, or head over to the wood shop and create a perfect piece of furniture at Arts & Crafts. Our FSS Team genuinely hopes you can spend your 2021 with adventures and new experiences. These are just a few of the places we have loved, and we hope you do too! As always, be safe and practice safe social distancing. Happy New Year!

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OKUMA BEACH

2nd Annual

Miniature Golf Championship Saturday, 16 January • 10 am - Noon

Registration opens • 9:30 am 3.50 • Per person ages 11 & over Prizes for first, second, and third place in two age groups: ages 11 - 17 and ages 18 & over. Live DJ, complimentary pastries, and refreshments. $

Family Fun Miniature Golf

Sunday, 17 January • 10 am - Noon Registration opens • 9:30 am $ 10 • Per family This is the perfect event for the whole family. Compete in teams of up to five. The winning team receives a free activity discount pass ($10, $15, $20 per person).

Group Reservations Now - 31 March • Sunday - Thursday 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 631-1806 | 080-6489-8619

Sweet Cabana Deal Now - 31 March • Sunday - Thursday (Excludes holidays) Your stay gets even sweeter when you save 20% off of a twonight stay that includes breakfast for two people in any Okuma Suite, Suite Plus, Studio, or Studio Premier. Restrictions may apply.

Romantic Dinner Saturday, 13 February $ 60 • Couple $ 35 • Per person 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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kuma is the perfect little oasis located 51 miles north of Kadena Air Base. If you have not added this stop to your adventures in Okinawa, make it a priority! It is right on the beautiful beaches and has outdoor activities available like mini golf. However, big changes are on the horizon for Okuma as they embark on the seawall restoration project. Master Sergeant Adam Haffner shared with us that this project is a coordinated effort between United States Forces Japan and the Government of Japan. The two groups are working with environmentalists with the goal to protect and extend the life of the 135-acre landmark. The seawall is a favorite location for outdoor activities like running and biking as well as a great launching point for water adventures. MSgt. Haffner went on to explain that this $4.2 million project will repair 12 sites and over 4,000 feet of shoreline. The project is predicted to be completed by March 2022, and the contractors are in the initial phases of setup. Local ofďŹ cials from the Kunigami Board of Education are monitoring all the work to ensure the preservation of any cultural assets in the area. Okuma is very excited to get the project underway. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates!

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Strawberry Picking & Photo Frame Decoration Saturday, 16 January & Sunday, 24 January 9 am - 2:30 pm $ 40 • Ages 13 & over | $30 • Ages 6 - 12 | $20 • Ages 3 - 5 | $5 • Ages 2 & under Includes: Transportation & entrance fee Decorate a photo frame at the glass factory, then head to an organic strawberry farm and eat all you can pick in 30 minutes! Photo frame decorating included in price for ages 6 & over only. Tangerine (Tankan) Picking Sunday, 17 January & Saturday, 23 January 9 am - 3 pm $ 25 • Ages 6 & over | $5 • Ages 5 & under Includes: Transportation & entrance fee Okinawa’s mild winters and subtropical climate are ideal for growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, making tankan season unique only to this region. Pick and take home 1 kg of tangerines included in this price! Tangerines are not included for ages 5 & under.

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Valley of Gangala & Okinawa World Saturday, 16 January • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm $ 50 • Ages 13 & over | $30 • Ages 4 - 12 | $5 • Ages 3 & under Forest Adventure Zip-lining Sunday, 17 January • 9 am - 2 pm | $40 • Ages 10 & over Battle of Okinawa Monday, 18 January • 8:30 am - 4:15 pm $ 20 • Ages 16 & over | $13 • Ages 7 - 15|$5 • Ages 6 & under

Whale Watching Tours Starting 30 January Every Saturday & Sunday until the end of March 8 am - 1:30 pm $ 50 • Ages 13 & over $ 35 • Ages 4 - 12 Includes: Transportation & entrance fee

Okinawa Gardens Monday, 18 January • 2:30 - 7:30 pm $ 41 • Ages 19 & over | $31 • Ages 16 - 18 $ 22 • Ages 6 - 15 | $5 • Ages 5 & under

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ey readers! Meagan, the creative writer for Venture magazine here. All of us in the Marketing office are excited to announce a new feature for the magazine!

Follow your adventures on Okinawa!

In the past, we have used the hashtag #FindSomethingSpecial for our Instagram page. We asked our followers to tag us, use the hashtag, then follow your adventures here on Okinawa! Guess what? We are bringing it back! We want to see your favorite hidden gems, beaches, cafes, hiking spots, or Okinawan greenery and flowers. We are excited to see you and feature you right here every month! Be sure you are practicing safe social distancing and following your commands’ directives, but be sure to share your images with us! Here to get us started for the 2021 year, we chose a few featuring some beautiful hidden gems! @EcoFlightAttendent is showcasing beautiful colors from an outdoor fruit stand during the fall of 2020. @LydiaLizarraga1 shared the crystal clear waters of a trip to Cape Kyan, and @Whitakersway took a trip to the Valley of Gangala and visited the cave cafe! Be sure to check out these beautiful images and give these expert Instagrammers a follow! Please follow us on Instagram, @KadenaFSS, and use our hashtag #FindSomethingSpecial!

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ew Year, new activities! Many of us start the new year with resolutions revolving around our health. More exercising, a new diet, trying a new hobby, running a marathon, etc. And if you are looking for a way to get that kickstarted, the Risner Fitness & Sports Complex is a great resource. We are excited to feature Risner this month because we have recently had the addition of the new Habu Fitness Center. Habu, which had its grand opening this past October, has added exercise equipment and space to provide a much-needed overflow space to relieve crowding at Risner. Also, Habu is located close to Gate Two and provides a centrally located area for those looking to work out a little closer to their house. Habu Fitness Center currently operates with an open gym and weight and cardio rooms, but it is already looking toward Phase II of renovation! “During phase II, Habu will have both men’s and women’s locker rooms. We will also install 24/7 fitness access once the ROM restrictions are lifted,” said Mr. Dwayne Reed, Director of Risner Fitness & Sports Complex. Mr. Reed went on to explain that the equipment in the new fitness center not only looks nice but is commercial grade. Teamed up with Life Fitness, the equipment is anticipated to last for years to come. If you have not had the opportunity to stop by the new center, make it a priority in the new year to see what Kadena FSS is doing to bring it together.

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While the new fitness center is a great and much-needed addition, the Risner Fitness and Sports Complex is still your number one stop if you are looking to get into exercise classes. A vast assortment of classes are offered, from yoga to spin to several different types of boot camps, as well as courses designed to pass PT tests. The best part is that they are all free! “I personally love our group exercise classes. It’s nice as the director to be able to offer the Kadena community free group exercise classes with certified-trained instructors,” said Mr. Reed.

“ It’s nice as the director to be able to offer the Kadena community free group exercise classes with certified-trained instructors. ” The complex also includes an outdoor track, tennis courts, and the 4 Diamonds baseball fields. COVID-19 restrictions have played a factor in all the activities these areas can facilitate, but they are being maintained and ready for Team Kadena when it is right. If you have noticed construction in the room right in front of Risner, you are not the only one! Mr. Reed explained that the area is the new home to additional office and fitness space to house the Air Force PT program. The estimated completion date is 21 May. One of the best parts of Risner is the in-house juice bar! Risn’ Shine, located directly through the front doors, offers various smoothies and shakes, protein powders, fruit, and light food items for the perfect after-workout snack. Risn’ Shine also features a monthly shake special with fun and seasonal flavors like Eggnog, New Year Resolution, or Red Honey Protein! In the new year, Mr. Reed and his second in command, Technical Sergeant Paul Pujol, are hoping to bring back the big events that can inspire Team Kadena to get moving. Events they are looking forward to hosting again are Zumbathon, a cardio longevity event featuring dancing to Reggaeton and other music with a fun beat; and Aerobathon, an aerobics competition; as well as the Squat Challenge and various 5Ks, like a Halloween race, Turkey Trot, Jingle Bell trot, or even some new ones!

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When talking to Mr. Reed about fitness, he told us that his favorite sport is racquetball. He picked up the activity while active duty and found it’s a great source of cardio and competition. “Not only is it fun, but it is also cardio!” Mr. Reed advised that anyone wanting to re-enter the fitness world, start a new hobby of fitness, or try different areas of working out to take it slow to avoid injury. He expressed again that group fitness classes are also a great way to get started for accountability, and the classes are free!

Left: A Habu Fitness Center patron works out on one of their brand-new machines.

The Pro Shop carries a wide selection of exercise gear.

Risn’ Shine juice bar has monthly smoothie flavors.

Above and right: The Tennis Center offers private and group lessons and has 11 lighted courts for evening play.

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RECREATION

Saturday, 16 January

45 • AGF Member | $70 • Non AGF Member Register by Wednesday, 13 January

$

This is the first tournament to kick off the 2021 Kadena Cup season! The tournament format will be a four-person, three-best ball, which means you will take the three best scores from your team of four people. Gross and net prizes will be awarded, and you must have a valid GHIN handicap to win net prizes.

Banyan Tree Golf Course 966-7321 | Building 12

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Get ready to sweat! Several camps on offer from two of Risner’s best instructors. SUBJECT TO CHANGE Risner Fitness Center • 634-5128 | Building 109

Prices $ 30 • 30 mins $ 45 • 60 mins $ 60 • 75 mins $ 75 • 90 mins $ 90 • 120 mins

Types • Shiatsu • Deep tissue • Reflexology • Relaxation Oil Massage • Sports

• • • •

Swedish Therapeutic Reiki Thai

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KADENA MARINA Kadena Dive Shop • 036-868-2228 | Kadena Harbor • 036-868-2282 |

@KadenaFSSMarina

Paddle Board and Kayak Challenge 1 - 31 January $75 • Per pass Did you know that one hour of leisurely paddle boarding can burn up to 400 calories? Commit to your New Year’s fitness resolutions on one of our Paddle Boards or Kayaks! Come into the Marina and sign up for a month-long pass that allows you the daily use of one kayak or paddle board. Get out on the water on our 1/4-mile or 1/2-mile routes and rack up the fitness rewards. Get your Vitamin D and Vitamin Sea while you smash your fitness goals for the new year! Paddle Boards and Kayaks available during normal operational hours.

No H2O Needed 1 - 31 January Ready to progress in your PADI career but don’t want to put that 5-mm wetsuit on? Do you classify yourself as a fair-weather diver? Then these classes are for you! Our PADI Nitrox and PADI Equipment Specialist classes are H20-free. Enriched Air is PADI’s most popular specialty course, teaching you how to obtain and analyze enriched air, while the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you gear care, basic maintenance, and how to handle common equipment problems. Meet with an instructor and get your knowledge on!

Spend Your Holiday Gift Card Money at the Marina! 1 - 31 January You know that $5 check your grandma sent you for Christmas and told you to get something nice for yourself? What could be nicer than new dive gear? Come down to the Marina and let us help you put that cool Christmas cash to good use! Our knowledgeable staff will help you use your money wisely just like grandpa taught us. We can even tag grandma on Facebook so she can show her friends at bridge how much you love her. #MakeGrannyProud! SUBJECT TO CHANGE 30 FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING PLEASE VISIT KADENAFSS.COM


AQUATICS 634-6425 • Fairchild Pool • Building 1988 |

@KadenaAquatics

Swim Lessons 18 - 29 January 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.

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 oneon-one to assess their needs and create a lesson plan accordingly.

Lifeguard Course Free • 11 - 22 January Gain skills and knowledge that could help save a life and put them toward a job that is both enjoyable and fulfilling! Registration is free and the minimum age to participate is 15 (or 16 to be eligible for employment). There will be a prerequisite test on the first day that will determine if you are qualified to continue in the course. For more information, please contact Kadena Aquatics at 634-6425. SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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OUTDOOR RECREATIO Sit-in Kayaking Saturday, 9 January • 8 am - 2 pm Ages 12 & over $ 60 • Includes guide and sit-in kayak gear Want to get out on the water with less fear of getting wet? Join us for a great workout with a nice view in our sit-in kayaks! Hiking, Cycling, and Camping at Okuma 23 - 24 January • Ages 4 & over $ 75 • First person ages 12 & over | $25 • Next guest ages 12 & over Free • Ages 11 & under On the first day, we will cycle to one of the most popular waterfalls in Okinawa and show you how to set up your campsite. On the second day, we will hike and explore Okuma. The price includes a trip guide, bicycle, helmet, camping spot at Okuma, and camping gear to include one tent, a sleeping bag and sleeping pad for each adult. Bring cash/yen for snacks, meals, and purchases. Jawbone Ridge Saturday, 30 January • 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) 6 January & 3 February • 8:30 am - 1 pm $ 30 • Ages 16 & over | $12 • Ages 6 - 15 | Free • Ages 3 - 5 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, 13 January • 8:30 am - 1 pm $ 30 • Ages 16 & over | $12 • Ages 6 - 15 | Free • Ages 3 - 5 This one is for your adventurous side! Ropes and rock climbing, ending with a 360° view from a tower! We recommend that you wear long sleeves, 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. Mt. Katsuu Wednesday, 27 January • 8:30 am - 1 pm $ 30 • Ages 16 & over | $12 • Ages 6 - 15 | Free • Ages 3 - 5 Mt. Katsuu is a quick but challenging hike with spectacular views of the island at the summit. Please be sure to bring hiking shoes, a change of shoes and clothes, bottled water, and yen for purchases.

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Cycling Nago Tour Friday, 8 January & Friday, 5 February • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • Ages 12 & over | $5 • Bicycle rental Cycle by the seaside and through Nago! Experience the amazing sights and sounds of the city. Cycling Kouri Island Tour Friday, 22 January • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • Ages 12 & over | $5 • Bicycle rental This course is approximately 20 miles and follows a loop-style structure. We will travel on the east coast side through Yagaji Island, over Kouri Bridge, and to Kouri Island where we will break. 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. Cycling Ikei Island Tour Friday, 29 January • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • 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/advance-level cyclist. Price includes transportation and guide. Total tour is about 19 miles.

Ski/Snowboard Trips Ages 3 & over Let us take you to mainland Japan to enjoy the famous Japanese powder snow, also known as “JAPOW!” Please visit our Facebook page or contact Outdoor Recreation for more information. *Subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort 11 - 15 February (Presidents’ Day) $ 2,420 • Two-person Japanese-style futon room Nozawa is one of Japan’s largest ski resorts, with 297 hectares of slopes and 1,085 meters of altitude climb. Its surrounding village is full of traditional Japanese architecture, and it boasts a variety of onsen to bathe in after a long day on the slopes! Hakuba Ski Resort 26 February - 2 March Hakuba Happo-one Snow Resort has the highest altitude of all the ski resorts in Hakuba Valley. This mega resort hosted part of the 1998 Olympic games, and holds 14 trails, the longest of which stretches 8,000 meters. DIFFICULTY Easy

Moderate

Hard

For Kids

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We offer rental equipment from bounce houses to bicycles and camping gear too! We can also host your next Paintball Party! @KadenaOutdoorRecreation VENTURE 33


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New Year with

Emery Lanes

Kids Eat Free

Every Wednesday • 5 - 8:30 pm Kids get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult combo meal purchase (dine in only).

0.75 Wings All Day Wednesday

$

Every Wednesday is Wing Day!

PCS Special

Leagues Now Forming

32 • Per group Up to five people for one hour of bowling (shoes included). Includes a large one-topping pizza and a pitcher of soda. Show a copy of your PCS orders at the front desk for the special deal. Good within two weeks of departure or arrival (not inclusive of ROM period).

Like to bowl and want to join a league? This is your chance! We are seeking adults and kids to join our Anytime League, Youth/Adult League, and Youth League. Stop by Emery Lanes for dates and times.

$

Pizza, Pins, & Pop 54.95 • Sunday - Friday • Before 5 pm $ 58.95 • Sunday - Thursday • After 5 pm Enjoy two hours of bowling (shoes included), a large one-topping pizza, and one pitcher of soda for five people. $

Emery Lanes • 966-7303 | Building 113 34 FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING PLEASE VISIT KADENAFSS.COM

Single Airman Program Every Monday • 5:30 - 9:30 pm Get three free games of bowling plus shoe rental. Those eligible are single airman of all ranks plus one guest.

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U-WRENCH IT Tire Change Class

Wednesday, 6 January Ages 16 & over Free • Register at least one day prior Don’t get stranded on the side of the road! Learn how to properly change your tire so you can safely get to where you’re going.

Fluid Check Class

Wednesday, 20 January Ages 16 & over Free • Register at least one day prior Start your new year right by learning how to check your coolant, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and more! These fluids help to keep your vehicle running at its best.

Classes by Appointment

Safety Inspection Sale

4 - 8 January $ 10 off safety inspection Before you travel around the island to celebrate the new year, make sure your vehicle is functioning properly with a safety inspection!

JCI Sale

18 - 22 January 30 off complete JCI Is your vehicle’s JCI due? If you don’t feel like doing it yourself, come see us at Kadena Auto Hobby! We can perform the complete JCI, including paperwork and sticker change. For more information, give us a call or stop by.

$

Win a Free Oil Change!

1 - 31 January Tell us what you’d like to see in our retail store and you could get your oil changed for free. Find our Facebook post asking for suggestions and comment with the products you’d like us to sell, and we’ll announce the lucky winner in February.

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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!

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Auto Hobby • 966-7355 | Building 1436

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Available on Kadena Air Base & Torii Station

Dormitories, Bazley Towers, Stillwell Park, Washington Heights, Terrace Heights, North Terrace and Sebille Manor

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FOOD

Tee House

Vegetable Soba Soup

Stir-fried vegetables (cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, and onions) and spam topped on soba noodle soup. $7.50 with medium drink

Skoshi Rocker

Pork Cutlet Sandwich with french fries. $7.95

CafĂŠ Latte

Vegan Chili

Healthy, delicious, and great for a cool rainy day! Served with tortilla chips. $5.95

Chippers

Kona Pizza

Yakitori chicken, local pineapples, and hand tossed garlic butter crust. $18

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Risner New Year Resolution Smoothie Apple juice, blueberries, pineapples, protein, water, and ice. $4.50


Seaside

Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill

Jerk Chicken Sandwich

Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza

Grilled Jerk Chicken on a buttered brioche bun, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pineapple salsa, and our own signature Seaside sauce. $11.95

Purchase a large pizza and receive a free small 2-topping pizza. $17.95

AirPower CafĂŠ

Fried Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Ham and Cheese Sandwich fried with special seasoning (Cajun seasoning, curry powder). $5.50

Emery Lanes

Meatball Sandwich

Homemade meatballs on cheddar cheese covered in marinara topped with shredded mozzarella on a hoagie. $7

Okuma

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Everyone wins with this avor-loaded meal choice. $15.95 SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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FOOD

966-7380 Inside the Rocker Enlisted Club

KAZOKU PLACE

Open to all ranks and services

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

Wednesday Family Night Specials All meals are “all you can eat” and include a bowl of tossed salad, side dishes, fresh rolls, coffee, and tea. Sorry, no takeout or doggie bags. 6 January • Roast beef with brown gravy 13 January • Spaghetti with meatballs 20 January • Crispy fried chicken 27 January • Homemade lasagna

Drive-By Dinners Thursdays • 4:30 - 6:30 pm $ 10 • Per person ($2 Member discount)

Sunday Breakfast 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! $

Mini Breakfast Buffet Fridays • 7 - 10:30 am Saturdays • 7 am - 2 pm $ 9.50 • Adults ($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 minipancakes, scrambled eggs, and country potatoes.

7 January • BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and corn muffin 14 January • Kalua pork and cabbage, macaroni salad, steamed white rice, and grilled pineapple 21 January • Meatloaf, whipped potatoes, corn, and dinner roll 28 January • Korean beef, white rice, Asian noodles, and kimchee

Retiree Club Member Appreciation Friday, 29 January • 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 a retired military ID and an active Enlisted Club Card to receive discount.

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Check out our NEW and updated MENU with lots of dishes for you to try! Italian Grinder $ 8.95

Meatball Grinder 7.95

$

TO ORDER: Call 966-7375 or 036-868-2274 or order online at kadenabanyantree.alohaorderonline.com

Snack Bar Sunday - Thursday • 11 am - 10 pm Fridays & Saturdays • 11 am - Midnight Delivery

Sunday - Thursday • 4 - 10 pm Friday - Saturday • 4 pm - Midnight (For Kadena AB and Chibana military housing only)

*The Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill will be closed on Sunday, 10 January, for a special function.

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Kadena FSS!

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n a e b b i r a C d a Sal Seared Shrimp or Grilled Chicken, Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, Dried Cranberries, Red Bell Peppers, Green Onions, Cilantro, with Honey-Lime Dressing.

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

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Here’s to a new year, may it be filled with something awesome like friends, family, burgers, and our $5 Cherry Blossom.

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NIGHTLIFE

Kadena Officers’ Club Champagne Brunch

Weekday Lunch Fare

Sundays • 9:30 am - 2 pm

11 am - 1:30 pm $ 11.95 • Adults ($2 Member discount) $ 6.95 • Ages 5 - 12 $ 3 • Ages 4 & under

19.95 • Adults ($2 Member discount) 9.95 • Ages 5 - 12 ($1 Member discount) $ 3 • Ages 4 & under $ $

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!

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

Monday: Asian Buffet Tuesday: Mexican Buffet Wednesday: European Buffet Thursday: All American Buffet Friday: Seafood Buffet *Due to ongoing renovations, please excuse our mess and follow our Facebook page for additional information about temporary closures.

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NIGHTLIFE

ROCKER ENLISTED CLUB 966-7372 | Building 622

HANABI’s

Come enjoy our great selection of craft and domestic beers, plus pool, darts, 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

CLOSURES The Rocker Enlisted Club will close at 4 pm on Sunday, 10 January, due to a special function. Hanabi’s will be closed until 4 pm and Daily Grind until 2 pm on Monday, 11 January, due to maintenance.

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Featuring

GREEDY OR NOT GREEDY with a chance to win a PS5!

SATURDAY 9 JANUARY

5 - 6:15 pm • Matinee (Family Show) 7:30 - 9:15 pm | $5 • Ages 18 & over Free • Club members and ages 17 & under

Tickets available at the customer service on 28 December. Tickets are required for entry. SUBJECT TO CHANGE

OFFICERS’ CLUB SUPER BOWL™ PARTY

ENLISTED CLUB SUPER BOWL™ MEMBERSHIP PARTY

Open to officer ranks and civilian equivalents. We will serve breakfast foods in the beginning and tailgating foods like hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.

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.

Monday, 8 February Club Ballroom 6:30 am • Doors open 7 am • Party starts Free • O’ Club members $10 • Nonmembers

Monday, 8 February • Shiraho Ballroom 7 am • Doors open 7 - 9 am • Breakfast Snacks & refreshments at halftime Free • E’ Club members $10 • Nonmembers

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NIGHTLIFE

SKOSHI ROCKER 966-7256 | Building 103 Open to all ranks and civilian equivalents ages 18 and over.

BINGO 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, 31 January • 7 pm

MONTHLY SPECIAL

Pork Cutlet Sandwich with French Fries $7.95 *Skoshi Rocker will be closed on Sunday, 10 January for a special function.

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TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS IN JANUARY

GYRO BURGER

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8oz lamb & beef patty topped with red onion, tomato, homemade tzatziki sauce, stuffed in a pita pocket. Comes with your choice of side.

$11.95

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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 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

Bldg. 843 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 Kadena: 634-1900 Mon - Fri Breakfast Lunch Dinner Midnight Meal Sat, Sun, Holidays, & down days Brunch Dinner Midnight Meal

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

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

Tee House Restaurant Kadena: 966-7429 Mon - Fri Sat & Sun Holidays

Bldg. 178 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 Bldg. 103 JP: 036-868-2318 8 am - Midnight 9 am - Midnight 8 am - 2 am Regular hours Bldg. 11 JP: 036-868-2214 7 am - 2 pm 7 am - 3 pm Regular hours

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

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

Family Days www.usajobs.gov

Closed

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

Bldg. 160 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 3 pm 9 am - 3 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 3 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

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 JP: 036-868-2232 8 am - 5 pm 10 am - 5 pm JP: 036-868-2221 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 8 pm 10 am - 6 pm 9 am - 5 pm 10 am - 2 pm Closed Bldg. 12

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

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

Habu Fitness Center

Bldg. 499

Kadena: 634-3866 Mon - Fri Sat & Sun

6 am - 10 pm Closed

Kadena Information, Tickets, & Travel Kadena: 966-7333 Mon - Fri Sat & Sun Family Days

Kadena Library

5:30 am - 7 pm 9 am - 7 pm

Kadena: 634-1502 Mon - Wed Thu - Sun

6 am - 6 pm 8 am - 7:30 pm 6 am - 7:30 pm 6 am - 7:30 pm

Bldg. 55061

Emery Lanes Bowling Center Bldg. 113 Kadena: 966-7303 JP: 036-868-2225 Mon - Thu 10 am - 10 pm Fri & Sat 10 am - 1 am Sun & Holidays Noon - 8 pm Strikers Café Mon - Thu 10 am - 9:30 pm Fri & Sat 10 am - 12:30 am Sun & Holidays Noon - 7:30 pm Brooklyn’s Sun - Wed Closed Thu 5 pm - 10 pm Fri - Sat 5 pm - 12:30 am Family Days Closed *Last call for bar is 30 minutes prior to close.

JP: 036-868-2223

Sunrise - Dusk Noon - Dusk

Closed

Bldg. 455 JP: 036-868-2226 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 2 pm Closed 10 am - 2 pm Bldg. 451

10 am - 8 pm 10 am - 6 pm

Harbor Kadena: 966-7282 Mon, Tue, Thu - Sun & Holidays Wed

Okuma Beach Located 51 miles north of Kadena off Route 58 Open on regular hours on holidays. Reservation Desk Daily Surfside Grill & Bar Breakfast Afternoon Okuma Outdoor Recreation Daily

631-1991/1992 8 am - 5 pm 631-1805 8 am - 10 am Noon - 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: 966-7345 Dive Shop Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri Sat, Sun, & Holidays Wed

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

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

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 Marina One mile north of Kadena Gate 1

JP: 036-868-2282 8 am - 5 pm Closed

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

Kadena: 634-2231 Mon - Fri

Teen Center Closed on Sundays & family days. Kadena: 634-3866 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 - 6 pm 9 am - 4 pm Bldg. 499 10 am - 5 pm

Noon - 6 pm Noon - 11 pm

Note: Hours are subject to change.


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