January Venture 2022

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CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR, OKINAWA STYLE! Ski and Snowboarding Trips with ODR X-Factor Unit vs Unit Karaoke is Back! JANUARY 2022

Note: Facility programs, event hours, and dates are subject to change. CLUBS Pages 6 - 15 Officers’ Club Rocker Enlisted Club


Pages 17 - 21 Chili’s Monthly Specials


TRAVEL Pages 22 - 24 Okuma Beach Kadena ITT

FEATURE Pages 26 - 29 Article: Celebrate the New Year, Okinawa Style!

RECREATION Pages 30 - 40


Outdoor Recreation Aquatics Kadena Marina Kadena Golf Complex Emery Lanes Risner Fitness Center Risner Sports Pro Shop & Tennis Auto Hobby

JAPANESE PAGES Pages 42 - 43

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Pages 44 - 54 Airman & Family Readiness Center Schilling Community Center Education & Training Center Karing Kennels Child Development Center Family Child Care Arts & Crafts Center Kadena Base Library Youth Center Teen Center School Age Care Youth Sports & Fitness

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We have multiple amazing FSS TV shows – be sure to check them out on our YouTube page!



Champagne Brunch

Sundays • 9:30 am - 2 pm $ 21.95 • Adults ($2 Member discount) $ 9.95 • Ages 5 - 12 ($1 Member discount) $ 3.00 • Ages 4 & under Add crab legs to your buffet: $ 16 • Full pound Enjoy some of our most popular items, including peel-and-eat shrimp, carved beef, salads, an array of breakfast and lunch items, assorted desserts, and so much more!

Maintenance Day

Tuesday, 11 January The Officers’ Club buffet will be closed. Café Latte will be closed for breakfast and lunch and will re-open at 4 pm. The game rooms will be open.

Officers’ Club Barber Shop

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

Kiddie Disco Wednesday. 19 January 5:30 - 7:30 pm

10 • Ages 12 & over ($2 Member discount) $ 6 • Ages 4 - 11 ($1 Member discount) $ 4 • Ages 3 & under


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



Time to dance and play fun games! Bring your kids in for a night of games, food, and musical fun! We’ll have an adult and child buffet, kiddie games, and great music. Sign up starting Monday, 3 January, at Customer Service. Attendance will be limited, so sign up and pay in advance to reserve your spot. Open to all ranks and services.

Membership Night WEDNESDAY, 12 JANUARY Ballroom Buffet from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Free • Club members Come enjoy a delicious dinner, and stay for the chance to win amazing door prizes. Must be present to win. Pick up your tickets at the Customer Service desk starting Monday, 3 January.


Membership Night WEDNESDAY, 26 JANUARY Ballroom Buffet from 5:30 - 7:30 pm $ 10 • Adults Free • Members’ children ages 17 & under Bring your family to dinner! Fun games and door prizes happening. Must be present to win. Pick up your tickets at the Customer Service desk starting Monday, 3 January.

The Big Game Party Monday, 14 February | Ballroom

6:30 am • Breakfast starts | Tailgating lunch at halftime Free • Officers’ Club members | $12 • Nonmembers Spend the day relaxing with us while you watch the BIG GAME. We’ll take care of everything: breakfast, lunch, and prizes! Open to officer ranks and civilian equivalents. Must be an Air Force Club Card member in good standing to win prizes.

Monday • Asian Buffet

Tuesday • Mexican Buffet


Monday - Friday 11 am - 1:30 pm 13.95 • Ages 13 & over ($1 Member discount) $ 7.95 • Ages 5 - 12 Free • Ages 4 & under


Thursday • All-American BBQ Buffet

Wednesday • European Buffet

Friday • Seafood Buffet


Café Latte

Café Breakfast Platter

With this platter, you can customize your eggs, choice of meat, and sides for a taste of all that is good for breakfast.

Breakfast Burrito

Make this burrito your way by customizing all the fillings!

Stir Fry

Choose from veggie, chicken, or beef options and customize your spice level.


An Okinawan favorite! Your choice of mild, medium, or spicy with veggie, chicken, or beef.

Café Latte

at the Officers’ Club 966-7416 | Bldg 313

ROCKER ENLISTED CLUB Enlisted Club Membership Night Dinner

Wednesday, 19 January Shiraho Ballroom Doors open 5:30 pm Buffet from 5:30 - 7 pm Enjoy a delicious buffet, games, and door prizes! Open to Enlisted Club members and civilian equivalents ages 18 and over. Must be present to win. Tickets no longer required - first come, first served. Sponsored in part by:

No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.

Mongolian BBQ Night

Wednesday, 26 January • 5 - 8 pm Shiraho Ballroom Build your own stir fry meal with our fresh and delicious ingredients! Kazoku Place is closed for night dining.

Enlisted Club Family Membership Night

Thursday, 27 January Shiraho Ballroom Doors open 5 pm | Buffet from 5 - 7 pm $ 10 • Ages 18 & over Free • Ages 17 & under Bring the whole family for prize giveaways, a delicious buffet, and great music throughout the night! Open to Enlisted Club members and civilian equivalent and their families. Due to social distancing capacities, we no longer do joint Family Membership Nights.

Thursdays starting 10 February Shiraho Ballroom Register • 10 January - 9 February

Take on the challenge and compete every Thursday at 6:30 pm in this 8-week long adult only competition and show off your singing skills.


Kazoku Place will be closed for night dining on Membership and Family Membership Nights.

FIRST PLACE 500 cash and $500 toward a unit party


SECOND PLACE 300 cash and $300 toward a unit party


THIRD PLACE 150 cash and $150 toward a unit party



National Hot Chocolate Day

Monday, 31 January Club members receive an extra stamp on their coffee stamp card with their Daily Grind Hot Chocolate purchase!

Drive-By Dinners


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Thursdays • 4:30 - 6:30 pm $ 10 per person ($2 Member discount) 6 Jan • Spaghetti with meatballs, green beans, and garlic bread 13 Jan • Chicken Green Curry, white rice, and vegetable summer roll 20 Jan • Kalua Pork and cabbage, white rice, mac salad, and grilled pineapple 27 Jan • Beef Enchiladas, Mexican rice, and corn fiesta

Closures/Special Hours Saturday, 1 January Daily Grind, Customer Service • 4 - 9 pm Game Room & Hanabi’s • 4 pm - 2 am Kazoku Place • 4 - 9:30 pm Enlisted Club facility will open at 4 pm. Seaside and Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill will be closed. No Bingo.

19.95 • Ages 13 & over ($2 Member discount) $ 9.95 • Ages 5 - 12 ($1 Member discount) $ 4.95 • Ages 3 - 5 Entertainment by the Mabuhay Dancers

Sunday, 9 January Hanabi’s, Game Room, Customer Service, and Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill will close at 4 pm. No Bingo. Kazoku Place will close at 2 pm. Seaside will open for normal hours.

Learn more about the Philippines through delicious food and entertainment!

Monday, 10 January Hanabi’s and Kazoku Place will close for breakfast and lunch and will reopen at 4 pm. Daily Grind, Customer Service, and Game Room will open for normal hours.


Experience customary dances such as Carinosa, Pandango sa Ilaw, and the Tinikling “Bamboo Dance.” Don’t forget to dress up for this night of salo-salo and kasiyahan! Tickets are available at Customer Service starting Tuesday, 4 January.

Sunday, 16 January The Rocker Enlisted Club will be closed all day for an event. Monday, 24 January Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill will close for maintenance and re-open at 4 pm.

Rocker Enlisted Club 966-7372 | Bldg 622


Monday, 14 February Shiraho Ballroom

Doors open • 7 am | Breakfast • 7 - 9 am Snacks & refreshments at halftime Free • Enlisted Club members | $12 • Nonmembers Open to all enlisted ranks and civilian equivalents. Must be an Air Force Club Card member in good standing to win prizes.

GAMES Guess the Score Game Touchdown Celebration Dance Contest PRIZES Big Screen TV, Recliner, all 32 NFL Jerseys and much more.

MONDAYS • 4 - 9 PM AT KAZOKU PLACE Enjoy a ½ or full rack of BBQ-glazed baby back ribs served with a choice of 2 sides, cornbread or rolls, and choice of soup or salad.


Mini BREAKFAST BUFFET Fridays • 7 - 10:30 am Saturdays • 7 am - 2 pm

10.95 • Ages 13 & over ($1 Member discount) $ 5.95 • Ages 5 - 12 ($1 Member discount) $ 3.00 • Ages 3 - 4 ($1 Member discount) Free • Ages 2 & under Grab a quick bite to get your day started right! Choose from classic breakfast options like mini-pancakes, scrambled eggs, and country potatoes. $

KAZOKU PLACE Members Only Two-for-One Special Price

Tuesdays • 4 - 9 pm • Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy • Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi with Garlic Bread • Cheese Ravioli in Alfredo Sauce with Garlic Bread • Beef Stroganoff Each entrée comes with a choice of house salad or cup of soup, two sides, and fresh bread unless otherwise noted. Dine-in only. Not available for to-go or pick-up.

Wednesdays Kids Night Special!

Wednesdays • 4 - 9 pm Kids ages 10 and under eat FREE off the Kids Menu with a purchase of an adult entrée. Dine-in and evenings only.

Statehood Admission Day

Friday, 14 January • 7 - 10:30 am This month’s lucky states are Georgia, Connecticut, Michigan, Kansas, Utah, New Mexico, and Alaska! Show your driver’s license or stateside ID and active Enlisted Club membership to receive a FREE mini breakfast buffet!

Retiree Club Member Appreciation

Friday, 28 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, show retired military ID, and an active Enlisted Club Card to receive discount.

Kazoku Place

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ROCKER ENLISTED CLUB Hanabi’s Come enjoy our great selection of craft and beers, delicious Asian cuisine and mouthwatering burgers, plus pool, darts and more seven days a week! Open to all ranks and services. Officers must depart Hanabi’s by 9 pm daily.

Friday 10 pm - 2 am • Live DJ (Country /Rock) Saturday 10 pm - 2 am • Live DJ (chart-topping hits) Fridays & Saturdays: Open to enlisted only from 9 pm to 2 am.


Sundays • 6 - 8 pm Free • Club members | $5 • Nonmembers The Rocker meets the Shazam! This is a new age version of Name that Tune, Bingo style. Two members per team (minimum 8 participants). Prizes awarded to winning teams. Open to all ranks 18 and over.

Smartphone Trivia

Tuesdays • 7 - 9 pm Free • Club members | $5 • Nonmembers Teams of 4 (minimum 8 participants) Challenge other teams using smartphones or tablets to answer the questions - see who is the fastest. Prizes awarded to winning teams. Open to all ranks 18 and over.

Friday, 28 January

Rocker Lounge • 5 - 7 pm Come out and socialize with friends and co-workers while enjoying our expanded hors d’oeuvres and drink specials! Get a chance to win $75, $125, or our progressive jackpot as well as amazing door prizes. Open only to Enlisted Club members and civilian equivalents ages 18 and over.

Rocker Lounge Open Friday and Saturday 10 pm - 2 am to all enlisted and equivalents ages 18 and over.

Friday Live DJ playing chart-topping hits/Hip Hop and R&B Saturday Latin Nights

Rocker Enlisted Club 966-7372 | Bldg 622

Weekly Friday Social Hour Every Friday • 5 - 7 pm Rocker Lounge Cheers to the weekend! We’ll have amazing food, while Club members will have the chance to win $ 75, $125, or our progressive jackpot.


Open to all ranks and services ages 18 and over.

Night Bingo

Nightly except Wednesdays & Fridays • 7 pm

750 Night Bingo


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

Bingo Appreciation

Sunday, 30 January • 7 pm

Rocker Enlisted Club • 966-7372 | Bldg 622



Sign up at the Rocker Enlisted Club or the Officers’ Club Customer Service desk.


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3rd Annual Miniature Golf Tourney

Saturday, 15 January Golf Shack Registration opens at 9:30 am $ 3.50 • Per person Open to ages 11 & over Enter into our 3rd Annual Miniature Golf Tourney! Prizes for first, second, and third place in two age groups, ages 11 - 17 and ages 18 & over, will be awarded. Complimentary pastries and refreshments available!

Saturday, 15 January Featuring retired Sumo Champion and celebrity Chef Konishiki!

Family Fun Miniature Golf

Sunday, 16 January • 10 am - Noon Registration opens 9:30 am $ 10 • Per family A perfect event for the whole family! Compete in teams of up to five. The top three winning teams will receive a free activity discount pass ($10, $15, $20 per person)!

Group Reservations • Now - 31 March

Okuma Group Reservations offers a lodging discount for five or more rooms Sunday through Thursday. A perfect time to schedule those annual meetings, family reunions, weddings, retreats, functions and more! For details, contact the Group Reservations Office at 631-1806 or 080-6489-8619 on Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.

Sweet Cabana Deal • Now - 25 March Save 20% on a two-night stay in any Okuma Suite, Suite Plus, Studio, or Studio Premier. Package includes two breakfast vouchers. Sunday thourgh Thursdays only, holidays not included. Restrictions may apply. Contact our Reservation Desk at 098-962-1991/1992 or 631-1991/1992 from 8 am - 5 pm to book your stay today!

Join us for a specialty Hawaiian style BBQ with a touch of Japan!

Enjoy the island vibes at Okuma’s Surfside Grill & Bar as Chef Konishiki demonstrates live, his signature Hawaiian styled cooking! For more details, please visit the Okuma Beach Facebook!


Surfside Grill & Bar

75th ANNIVERSARY Celebrating 75 years of serving our military community!

Take advantage of the delectable dishes served at Okuma’s Surfside Grill & Bar Restaurant. Dining at Okuma is an experience in and of itself. Whether enjoying the peaceful ambiance of restaurant dining, relaxing with a tasty beverage in the lounge, or taking in the panoramic ocean view on the sunset patio, our guests are sure to enjoy their time at the Surfside!

Coming in February Football Mania

Monday, 7 February Doors open at 7 am Come hang out at the Surfside Grill & Bar Lounge for some football mania! A breakfast buffet will be available from 8 -10 am. Enjoy a delicious selection of game day food for purchase!

Valentine’s Dinner

Saturday, 12 February • 5 - 8:30 pm $ 60 • Per couple | $35 • Per person Spend a romantic evening at Okuma Beach enjoying a salad & cheese platter, two glasses of champagne, ribeye steak or salmon dish, and dessert! Reservations are required. Call Surfside Grill & Bar at 098-962-1805 to book a reservation.

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KADENA ITT Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Friday, 14 January Tots Day • Urashima Dinner Theater Saturday, 15 January Valley of Gangala & Okinawa World Ice, Ice, Oki Sunday, 16 January Bingata Making & Kokusai Battle of Okinawa: Part 1 Monday, 17 January Aquarium • Coral Dyeing & Kokusai Tuesday, 18 January Forest Adventure Zip-lining

Upcoming Events Cherry Blossom Season

End of January, early February Noon - 6 pm $ 25 • Ages 13 & over $ 20 • Ages 6 - 12 | $5 • Ages 5 & under

Humpback Whale Watching

8 am - 1:30 pm $ 50 • Ages 13 & over | $35 • Ages 4 - 12 Humpback Whale Watching season starts 29 January, with trips happening every weekend in February & March!

Tangerine Picking

20 • Ages 6 & over | $5 • Ages 5 & under


Okinawa’s mild winters and subtropical climate are ideal for growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, making tankan season unique to the region! Pick your own tangerines, and take home up to 1 kg! Tangerines are not included for ages 5 & under.

Strawberry Picking

40 • Adults | $30 • Ages 6 - 12 $ 20 • Ages 3 - 5 | $5 • Ages 2 & under $

Head to an organic strawberry farm and eat all you can pick in 30 minutes! Then, visit a Nago glass-blowing factory to decorate your own photo frame. Photo frame decorating available in adult and ages 6 - 12 pricing.


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Article by Carolyn Osorio ¦ Design by Yuka Kinjo ¦ Photos by Jamie Acton


ew Year’s Eve makes most Americans think of sparklers, champagne, and the countdown to midnight. New Year’s Day is usually a time to relax and think about your resolutions for the year ahead. However, New Year’s celebrations here in Okinawa are not limited to just one night and the following day — they happen over two months, encompassing an incredible variety of traditions from cleaning the house to brewing special sake to visiting shrines to watching the first sunrise of the New Year. The sheer amount of New Year’s items, events, traditions, and ceremonies can be hard to keep track of, so we talked with Kaori Kinjo, the Inter-Cultural Coordinator at Airman & Family Readiness, to bring you this small guide to celebrating the New Year in Okinawa. The first thing to know is that Okinawans observe three different New Year’s celebrations. The first of the season is the calendar New Year, with the New Year typically being rung in via the Joya-no-Kane, or the ringing of temple bells (108 times to be exact) at midnight. On New Year’s Day, it is traditional to watch the first sunrise, or “hatsuhinode,” to pray to the Sun god for good fortune. Many Okinawans head North to Hedo Point or to the Eastern part of the island, to beaches in places like Hamahiga Island, in order to be among the first to see the sunrise. Be warned, Kaori-san explained that many people begin lining up just after midnight in order to have a good spot in these more popular places. After sunrise, many Okinawans head right to the shrine to pray for their family’s good health! This first shrine visit of the New Year is called “hatsumōde,” and these visits can technically happen anytime through 3 January, when most Okinawans have the day off from work and school. The second New Year’s celebration Okinawans observe is Lunar New Year, or “kyu shogatsu,” which will be celebrated 1-3 February this year. Lunar New Year is an especially big deal in areas where fisherman (called “uminchu”) have lived in Okinawa. Kaori-san explained that the Itoman area is a particularly lively community during Lunar New Year, where tall festive flags are often displayed off the sides of boats as a way to pray for a good, and safe, fishing season. The third New Year’s celebration that Okinawans observe is called “juuruku nichi,” a kind of Remembrance Day or Ancestor’s New Year’s. This happens on the 16th Day of the New Lunar Year, meaning it’s on 16 February this year. This celebration involves extended relatives meeting at their family tomb with offerings and food in order to eat and celebrate the New Year with their ancestors. However, Kaori-san made sure to emphasize that this tradition is mostly popular in the northern part of mainland Okinawa, and within the Miyako and Yaeyama Islands. She explained that her family, being from the Okuma area, celebrates this tradition, “My father is from Ogimi village so that’s why we do ‘juuruku nichi’ every year.” While the central and southern areas of the island don’t usually celebrate “juuruku nichi,” homes with a “butsudan,” or a Buddhist altar, will traditionally leave offerings like food and fruits on the altar this day.

When traditional Japanese New Year’s items start appearing in stores in December, it can be overwhelming to discern what each item means, is used for, and is meant to represent. While Americans might buy sunglasses shaped like the year 2022, Okinawans shop for wreaths, door talismans, and offerings to place throughout their homes. Each item has a designated place and purpose for both welcoming the New Year’s god and bringing good fortune to your family! The timing of when to decorate is also a very important element to consider. Most people decorate on 28 December since the number 8 is considered an auspicious number for the Japanese. Kaori-san explained that this is because the kanji symbol for the number 8 looks like a mountain, whose wider base can symbolize the growing of a family’s family tree. Most families will take down their New Year’s decorations on 7 January since that is the day the New Year’s god leaves our world. Then, on 15 January, these decorative items are taken to a family’s selected shrine to be burned. It is believed that having these items burned in a spiritual way will ensure they are purified. In mainland Japan, it is even common for people to put mochi on sticks and brown them in the purified flames to eat for good health all year long!

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This is by no means a definitive guide, and there are many more traditions, treats, and customs that I wish I could share with you about how Okinawans celebrate New Year’s! My hope is that this article can help you get started on learning more about the culture and traditions of the Okinawan people. If you’re looking for more, you can join the Airman & Family Readiness Center for classes on the Japanese language, bingata dyeing, sanshin, and even chopsticks etiquette!

2022, Year of the Tiger

Here are some New Year’s decorations you’re sure to see in stores and around Okinawan neighborhoods during the New Year season: “Kadomatsu” are bamboo decorations that often resemble ikebana floral arrangements. (You might recognize them from their emoji: ) They come in pairs and are meant to be left on both sides of a home’s entry gate or front door. These beautiful arrangements come in a variety of sizes and styles and serve to welcome ancestral spirits into your home. Kaori-san told us that the exact dates and lengths of time for certain items to be on display depends largely on the individual family, but that these decorations are typically set out after Christmas and are taken down on 7 January to be burned on the 15th.

“Shimenawa” are braided or intertwined ropes of straw that are made into ornaments (called “shimekazari”) to hang on a home’s front door. Shinto shrines will typically have larger “shimenawa” all year long, but homes use smaller versions for the New Year season. These ornaments welcome the New Year’s god into your home and serve to block bad spirits from entering. These items are also typically set out after Christmas, taken down on the 7th, and burned on the 15th.

“Kagami mochi” are sets of two rice cakes that are stacked on top of each other on a “sanpō (stand)” with a “daidai (type of orange)” placed on top. They are considered very lucky, and unlike many New Year’s items, they can be placed in multiple areas around your home. Depending on where you leave a “kagami mochi,” the item will please that room’s corresponding deity, so multiple “kagami mochi” are recommended. They are broken open, cooked, and eaten in a ceremony called “kagami biraki,” on 11 January. Eating the mochi allows people to pray for good health! More than likely you’ll find pre-molded plastic mochi packages in the store, which makes it easier to display and, eventually, eat.

Join ITT at Shuri Castle! Sunday, 2 January, 2022 Ring in the New Year at Shuri Castle and experience unique ceremonial traditions like the arrival of the King & Queen of the Ryukyu Kingdom as well as Okinawan dances and celebrations! Open to all ages. Learn more and get your tickets at ITT today!



Road to Mt. Is climbing Mt. Fuji on your bucket list? Then join us this summer for our annual trip! Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 12,388 feet! Climbers must ascend for 5 - 8 hours and descend for at least 3 - 5 hours. Let ODR support your Mt. Fuji training through our hiking trips, climbing opportunities, and even trips to outdoor shops where we can help you navigate gear and teach you how to pack your bag.


If you’d like to start training for our summer Mt. Fuji trip, we recommend these ODR activities this month:

Navigate Outdoor Shop Friday, 7 January • 4 - 6 pm Mt. Ishikawa Thursday, 20 January • 9 am - 1 pm

Hiking, Cycling & Camping at Okuma Saturday - Sunday, 22 - 23 January Mt. Furushi & Mt. Katsuu Thursday, 27 January • 9 am - 2 pm Jawbone Ridge from SEA to SUMMIT Saturday, 29 January • 8 am - 3 pm

15 & 16 January $ 15 • Per vendor spot Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to declutter? Get rid of those items that don’t spark joy by joining us at the Chibana Flea Market! Leave a little lighter, and with some extra money in your pocket! Space is limited so sign up today!

Outdoor Recreation

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Outdoor Recreation

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Saturday, 15 January • 9 am - 2 pm $ 10 per person • Ages 10 & over Have you been to Skateboard Park in Okinawa? We will take you to a good park! Welcome to ALL Level boarders!


Thursdays, 6 January & 3 February 9 am - 1 pm $ 20 • Ages 16 & over | $12 • Ages 6 - 15 Free • Ages 3 - 5 Mt. Atta, in Forest Park, allows hikers to explore different views! We start on one side of the mountain where the trail leads up the ridge, and the views are breathtaking, before following the trail down the opposite side of the mountain next to a stream.

Sapporo (during Snow Festival) 5 - 9 February

1,265 • Single room 1,200 • Twin room, per person

$ $

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

18 - 22 February (Presidents’ Day)

Price depends on room and number of people http://www.nozawaski.com/en/

Naebe Ski Resort Area 4 - 8 March

Indy Jones

Thursday, 13 January • 9 am - 1 pm $ 20 • Ages 16 & over | $12 • Ages 6 - 15 Free • Ages 3 - 5 Take a hike through history. This one mile loop is kid friendly and offers an adventure the whole family can enjoy.

Mt. Ishikawa

Thursday, 20 January • 9 am - 1 pm $ 20 • Ages 16 & over | $12 • Ages 6 - 15 Free • Ages 3 - 5 Enjoy your favorite hobby with your kids! ODR will be there to support you in venturing out with your family.

Mt. Furushi & Mt. Katsuu (Two Summits)

Thursday, 27 January • 9 am - 2 pm $ 20 • Ages 16 & over | $12 • Ages 6 - 15 Climb Mt. Katsuu from the bottom! We will reach the summit of Mt. Furushi and Mt. Katsuu during this challenging hike that boasts spectacular views of the island from both summits!

Outdoor Recreation

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


Paintball Open Play Saturday, 8 January $ 30 • Ages 10 & over Chibana Rec Field


Trips 2022

Experience Japan’s powder skiing and snowboarding! Contact us now to sign up. More details will be available on our Facebook page.

R EC R E AT I O N Cycling from Okuma to Cape Hedo Tour

Saturday, 8 January • 7 am $ 65 Per person • Ages 12 & over Explore the peaceful and gorgeous Northern part of Okinawa with this out-and-back-style ride. Ride along the ocean and through the mountains to Cape Hedo, where riders can enjoy the 360 degree views from the brand new Cape Hedo Observation Deck, before heading back to Okuma. At approximately 25 miles, this ride is one of our longer routes and is suitable for intermediate riders. Price includes lunch.

Cycling Kouri Island Tour

Friday, 21 January • 8 am - 2 pm $ 45 per person • Ages 12 & over If you want spectacular views and a great workout, this trip is for you! At approximately 20 miles, this loops allows participants to explore the east coast of the island through Yagaji Island and over Kouri Bridge to Kouri Island. Price includes lunch.

Hiking, Cycling & Camping at Okuma

Saturday - Sunday, 22 - 23 January $ 75 • Per person | $25 • Next guest Free • Ages 11 & under Join us as we cycle to one of the most popular waterfalls in Okinawa on the first day! We’ll then help you set up your campsite and enjoy a beautiful night outdoors. The second day, we will hike and explore Okuma. Price includes trip guide, bicycle, helmet, camping spot at Okuma, and camping gear (including one tent, one sleeping bag, and one sleeping pad for each adult).

Cycling Ikei Island Tour

Friday, 28 January • 8 am - 2 pm $ 45 Per person • Ages 12 & over Cycle the eastern coast and experience amazing views of the sea! This course has several uphill climbs, so it is suitable for intermediate level cyclists. Price includes lunch.

Jawbone Ridge from SEA to SUMMIT!

Archery Open Shoot Every Saturday of the month • 4 pm $ 20 per person • Ages 8 & over

Saturday, 29 January • 8 am - 3 pm $ 40 • Per person Let’s go and enjoy hiking with ODR. It’s a good time to see cherry blossoms!





A Q U A T I C S Swim Lessons

Tuesday & Thursday, 4 - 27 January It’s never too late, or too early, to learn how to swim! Lessons are open to all ages; each series consists of eight 30-minute sessions for a total of four hours. Open to all SOFA and dependents. Parent & Child (ages 4 & under) $ 50 per series Introduces basic skills for both parents and young children. Preschool (ages 3 & over) $ 75 per series Introduces children to important safety practices and aquatic skills while developing their confidence in the water. Learn to Swim Series Levels 1 - 6 (ages 5 & up) • $75 per series Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills 3 - Stroke Development 4 - Stroke Improvement 5 - Stroke Refinement 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Adult Lessons • $100 per series Learn the skills and safety precautions necessary to become a swimmer! Small class sizes allow for ample instruction, practice, and development. Registration is only available online through WebTrac. For more information, please contact Kadena Outdoor Recreation at 966-7343

Aquathon Saturday, 22 January Ages 16 & over • $10 entry fee Join us for a thrilling Aquathon to ring in the new year! Test your endurance as you race to complete a one-mile land and 200-meter water course! Each participant will run a total of two miles, and swim a total of 400 meters in this fitness focused competition. Please register at Kadena Outdoor Recreation.

Lifeguard Course

24 - 28 January • $125 Open to SOFA and dependants Ages 15 & over to participate Ages 16 & over for employment eligibility Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to help you save lives! This blended learning course incorporates both an online learning portion and a physical skills portion. Applicants must pass prerequisite test to partake in course. For more information, please contact Kadena Aquatics or register today at Kadena Outdoor Recreation, Bldg 614.

Fairchild Pool Hours

Weekdays • 5 am - 7 pm Weekends • 9 am - 1 pm


634-6425 Fairchild Pool • Bldg 1988 @KadenaAquatics

Swim Tests

Kadena Aquatics offers swim tests! Swim Tests are comprised of three parts that must be completed in order to pass: • Must be able to swim 20m and demonstrate that they can make steady forward progression and breathing techniques. (Participants are unable to do underwater swimming or doggy paddle.) • Must tread water for 1 minute. • Must exit the pool from the side without using the ladder. Only 1 attempt per day is given. Children up to age 15 must be within arm’s reach of a parent if they have not completed the swim test.


KADENA MARINA Power Boat Safety Class

Tuesday, 1 February 6 pm

$ 25 • Per person Join the Marina and celebrate the first New Moon of the year! Descend into the depth and darkness of the New Moon and experience the wonders of the ocean at night using only red or fluorescent lights. Watch as coral and marine life assume brilliant glowing colors which are otherwise invisible while using traditional flashlights. Participation fee includes one rental tank. All participants must have a red or fluorescent light in order to sign up!

Saturdays & Sundays • 9 am & 1 pm $ 30 • Per person Beat the winter blues and get your Power Boat Safety Course completed before the Spring rush! The Kadena Marina has several fishing, diving, and sightseeing boats available for rent all year round but completion of this course is required in order to rent them! Sign up at the Marina today!

Stand-Up Paddleboard & Kayak Rental Pass

75 • Monthly pass Sign up for our monthly pass and enjoy daily use of one kayak or one paddleboard rental per day. Get your vitamin “SEA” while smashing your 2022 fitness goals! Paddleboards and kayaks available during normal operational hours.



Did you know that some humpback whales hunt by “bubble netting” fish? The whales will dive deep into the ocean and release bubbles in a spiral pattern, which confuses fish and causes them to congregate in a tight ball formation, allowing the humpback whales to eat a bunch of fish at once!

Join us in February & March!

Save the Date: Wednesday, 23 February PADI Pro Night

Learn about all of the dive programs offered at the Kadena Marina, talk with our instructors, get access to Pro Night only discounts, and more!

Kadena Marina

Dive Shop • 036-868-2228 Harbor • 036-868-2282 Bldg 3500 @KadenaFSSMarina VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM 35


Banyan Tree Tournament

Kadena Cup

KICK OFF Saturday, 8 January 40 • Tournament fee* Register by Wednesday, 5 January $

*Does not include green and cart fees. A $10 late fee will be added to payments made after Thursday, 6 January.

The format will be a one-man scramble. Each player will play two balls. After each shot, the player will take the better ball from each location until the ball is holed.

MLK Sale!

15 - 17 January Check with the Banyan Tree Pro Shop for details.

Annual Fees

Whether you are a seasoned golfer looking to keep up with the competition or looking to bring your little ones into the fun of hitting balls down the greens, an annual membership with the Kadena Golf Complex is a great way to meet your golfing goals this year!.

865 • E1 – E4 (GS 01 – GS 04) 1,080 • E1 – E4 Family $ 1,200 • E5 & Up $ 1,500 • E5 & Up Family $


Banyan Tree Golf Course 966-7321 | Bldg 12

Chibana Golf Course 966-7327 | Bldg 55061


EMERY LANES Strikers Online Food Ordering

Place your order for pickup on our new website. We offer curbside pick-up too! http://www.orderonlinemenu.com/ StrikersCafeKadena

Pizza, Pins, and Pop

54.95 • Sunday - Friday before 5 pm 58.95 • Sunday - Thursday after 5 pm Two hours of bowling, one large onetopping pizza, a pitcher of soda, and free shoes for up to five bowlers? Count us in.

$ $

Single Airman Bowling

Mondays • 5:30 - 9:30 pm Airmen on unaccompanied orders can receive 3 free games of bowing plus shoes! Those eligible are single Airmen of all ranks plus one guest.

Fall/Winter Special Lunch & Bowl

Monday - Friday • 11 am - 1 pm Pin down lunch at Emery Lanes! Spend $6 at Strikers Café or Ramen Bowl and get 2 free games of bowling! Shoes not included. Games must be played at the same time as food purchase. Please present food receipt to front desk for discount.

Wing Wednesday ALL wings are only $0.75 all day! Order as many as you want in as many flavors as you dare, and don’t forget to try our special wing flavor of the month:


Leagues are starting again this month! You can build your own team or we can help you build a team here! Visit the front desk to get more information.

Emery Lanes

966-7303 | Bldg 113 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM 37


RISNER FITNESS CENTER New Year’s Resolution or Not 5K

Saturday, 8 January • 8 am • Open to all Race starts in the Risner Front Parking Lot Don’t miss the first 5K of the year! Start off your new year with a new you fitness resolution! Prizes will be awarded to Top Male, Top Female, and Top Youth runners!

MLK Varsity Volleyball Tournament

2022 Intramural Flag Football March - May

The Risner Fitness Center will be having Intramural Flag Football from March to May. Please turn in your Letter of Intent & Rosters to SSgt Justin Newkirk via email by Friday, 4 February. Open to all Active Duty military, reservists, DoD/NAF civilians, local nationals and family members with government ID cards over the age of 18, assigned or attached to Kadena Air Base. All games will be played at MacDonald Stadium. Game times are 6 pm, 7 pm, & 8 pm.

Saturday, 15 January Register by Monday, 10 January Open to all Active Duty military, reservists, DOD/NAF civilians, and family members with government ID Come join us as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a Round Robin tournament followed by Single Elimination! Open to all personnel. Nine players total for a six vs six game with three substitutes allowed. Contact Risner Fitness Center at 634-5128 to register.

Shogun Functional Fitness

Monday - Friday • 5:30 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 5:30 pm Saturdays • 9 am $ 30 one-time fee We now offer Functional Fitness classes! Just pay the one-time fee and attend the Functional Fitness Fundamentals Class (a three-hour instructional class covering technique) prior to attending the group classes. The Fundamentals class for this month will be held on Saturday, 8 January, at 9 am. Stop by the Risner Fitness Center front desk or call for more information!

Risner Fitness Center 634-5128 | Bldg 109

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

Habu Fitness Center 634-3866 | Bldg 499


Risner Pro Shop & Tennis Center

Above All Fitness 8 Week Fit Camp

2 - 25 February Monday, Wednesday & Friday • 4:45 - 6 am Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday • 3:45 - 5 pm $ 220 • 11 sessions Get started on your goals early and start the new year off right with a 4 week Fit Camp at the Risner Fitness Center! Camps are available for morning or evening classes. Contact the Risner Fitness Center or email Javonne directly at aboveallfitnessbootcamp@gmail. com for more information or to secure your spot today!

KP Fit Camp

20 per session Monday, Wednesday, & Friday • 9:30 am Get fit with KP Fit Camp! Camp sessions are available for mornings from 9:30 - 10:30 am or for evenings 4 - 5 pm. Contact the Risner Fitness Center or email Sandy directly at kpfit11@gmail.com for additional information or to secure your spot today!


Personal Trainers Available!

Individual Training • $50 per session 2 - 10 Small Group Training • $35 per session Boot Camps • $20 per session Did you know we have personal trainers available at the Risner? Our trainers are certified in NASM, ISSA, and ACE! Hours are flexible. Find the routine that fits your schedule! Contact the Risner Fitness Center for more information or to register today!

Karate Classes Start your day off right or grab a healthy post workout snack at RisN’Shine located inside the Risner Fitness Center! Offering a variety of delicious and healthy fruit smoothies, protein shakes, coffee drinks, protein or granola bars, sushi, and more! Whether you’re cooling off after a good workout or just wanting to grab a healthy option to satisfy that sweet tooth, RisN’Shine has you covered!

Open to ages 5 & over Monday & Friday • 7 - 8 pm Ages 5 - 15 • $50 (monthly) Ages 16 & over • $70 (monthly) The Risner Fitness Center and Sports Complex offers Karate Classes every Monday and Friday from 7 - 8 pm. Classes are available for ages 5 and up, including adults! Contact the Risner Fitness Center front desk for more information or to register today!

Massage Therapy

966-7431 | 036-868-2230 Open Monday • Friday 9 am - 6 pm Closed • Saturday - Sunday The Risner Sports Pro Shop carries a wide selection of fitness gear for everything from basketball, to soccer, to running shoes, cycling, weightlifting, yoga and more! Check out the Risner Pro Shop for Risner merchandise and all your athletic needs!

Treat yourself to some relaxation. The Risner Fitness Center offers massage therapy to help you unwind and recover from everyday stressors. Our therapists are trained to offer various massage styles. Book your session today at the Risner Fitness Center front desk! Customers MUST pay at time of booking. 30 Minutes • $30 90 Minutes • $75 $ 60 Minutes • 45 120 Minutes • $90 $ 75 Minutes • 60 For information on our free classes, check Kadena Risner Fitness & Sports Complex kadenafss.com/risner/

AUTO HOBBY Understanding Your Vehicle Paperwork All Month | Monday - Friday


The DIY/U-Wrench-It side will be closed until further notice to make needed repairs and updates to our building. We will soon be able to serve you better!

REPAIR SHOP Free Oil Change Labor

3 - 7 January Received free labor fees for an oil change when you bring your vehicle in for a safety inspection. Savings of $16.50!

Having trouble with your paperwork? Let us help you conquer that roadblock.

Free Rotor Machining

10 - 14 January If you come to us for a full brake workup completed at Auto Hobby, we’ll machine your rotors for free — that’s a savings of $ 30 - $60!

AC Sale

17 - 21 January If our tip of the month has you concerned about your vehicle’s air conditioner, we have you covered with a sale on our A/C services. Savings of $15.

Free Tire Rotation

24 - 28 January As a thank you for doing business with Kadena Auto Hobby, receive a tire rotation, free of charge ($15 value), during your next safety inspection.

Free Fluid Check

All Month | Monday - Friday Don’t get stuck with an expensive repair when your vehicle stops working! Stop by and let us check your fluids for you. Savings of $11.25.

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Even though it is winter time, still try to run your vehicle’s air conditioner once every couple of weeks to help keep the internal parts lubricated. Once internal parts become dry, they run a high risk of being damaged.

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Olympic Mall

4 Diamonds Softball Field

966-7356 | Bldg 1436 Located behind the Housing Office



27 - 28 January 10 am - 3 pm Stop by and enjoy fabulous deals on merchandise from FSS facilities like the Clubs and Lodging. Methods of payment include credit card and US dollars. Yen and personal checks will not be accepted.

「あじまー」 とは、沖縄の方言で 「交差点」 を意味し ます。 このぺージが私達 18th FSS と嘉手納基地 の日本人の皆様との交流の場となることを願い、 嘉手納基地に関するさまざまな情報を日本語で提 供していく予定です。ご意見ご感想お待ちしていま す:marketing@kadenafss.com


在日米軍従業員の方向け 求人広告サイト

MLC又は、IHAとして現在働いている在日米軍 従業員で転職お考えの方、下記のサイトにて求 人広告掲示中 kadenafss.com/civilian-personnel-section

又は、嘉手納人事部にて求人広告を掲示中  嘉手納基地、建物番号721-A、2階、 オフィス番号B-202 毎週木曜日更新。締め切りは翌週水曜日の午後4時半。 お見逃しなく!お問い合わせは嘉手納人事部まで ☎632-7912、又は kadena.jnstaffing@us.af.mil

WE ARE HIRING! If you are a current MLC or IHA employee looking for opportunities for advancement or need a change Visit our VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT website: kadenafss.com/civilian-personnel-section or visit our office: Kadena JN Personnel Office, Bldg 721-A, 2nd Floor, Room B-202

MLC/IHA Job Opportunities

Vacancy Announcements are posted every Thursdays and close the following Wednesday at 4:30 pm. Don’t miss out on job opportunities! For more information, please call Kadena Civilian Personnel Office at 632-7912 or email at kadena. jnstaffing@us.af.mil


Sanshin Club

三線が好きな方、興味がある方一緒に練習しませんか? 初心者から経験者まで参加者募集します。

日にち:1月5日 &19日 (水曜日) 時間: 午後4時45分 ‒ 5時45分 場所: Airman & Family Readiness Center(建物番号220)

その他のお問い合わせは Airman & Family Readiness Center 金城かおり TEL:634-3366 Email:kaori.kinjo.1.jp@us.af.mil

Grammar & Writing Class

1月のおすすめ メニュー!

毎週火曜日・午前9時30分 - 11時30分 場所:Airman & Family Readiness Center 大人向けの文法や英文の書き方のクラスです。 アメリカ人講師が英語で授業を進めます。

シーサイド(カデナマリーナ) ジャークチキンサンド

参加されたい方は下記までご連絡ください。 Airman & Family Readiness Center 金城かおり DSN: 634-3366/7521 Email: kaori.kinjo.1.jp@us.af.mil





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エメリーレインズ ボーリングセンター PB&Jサンド $7.50

Oki Scoops オキスクープス

エアーパワーカフェ チキン南蛮 $8.95

Oki Ohana オキオハナ チッパーズ(知花ゴルフコース) 照焼チキンピザ $18

Chili s チリーズ フードトラックの移動スケジュールは、Facebook でご確認ください。

@OkiOhanaFoodTruck @OKIScoops | @KadenaChilis

カフェラテ(オフィサーズクラブ内) コチュジャングリルチーズ $9.95

カフェラテ(オフィサーズクラブ内) ストロベリーチーズケーキ フレンチトースト $7.95


A&FRC Newcomer’s Orientation

Thursdays, 6, 13, 20, & 27 January 7:30 am - 2 pm For those pre-registered, sign-in window is 7 - 7:25 am. This is your one-stop shop to get you settled on Kadena! Representatives from the 18th Medical Group, Finance, Wing Safety, Inspector General, and more will be available to answer your questions. Mandatory for all in-bound military members and DoD civilians. Register online at www.tockify.com/kadenaafrc/pinboard

Japanese/English Conversation Group

Every Thursday in January • 5 - 7 pm Kadena Officers’ Club A one-hour conversation group fostering language and cultural exchange between American and Japanese participants. Call the A&FRC to sign up!

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Pre-Separation Counseling

Wednesdays, 12 & 26 January Active Duty Members & Spouses Learn about all aspects of post-military life and your benefits after separating from the military. Take advantage of employment navigator services in the area of: resume review, job search, interview skills and much more! Spouses are encouraged. Pre-separating counseling is a perquisite to attend the TAP GPS Workshop.

Understanding Spouse Employment

Thursday, 13 January Spouses of Active Duty Members Learn the various opportunities on Kadena. Distinguish between the differing agencies and establish your goal for employment, education, or volunteer experience! Call 634-3366 for more information.

Airman & Family Readiness Center 634-3366 | Bldg 220


SPOUSE A C A D E M Y 20 - 21 January

8:30 am - 2:30 pm Two fun-filled, information-packed days of networking with other spouses while learning how to maintain a healthy life balance! Day One: Self Care Day Two: All things spouse employment Register online at www.tockify.com/kadenaafrc/pinboard


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Register to attend at asia.umgc.edu/webinars or scan the QR code below Get answers about earning a degree from UMGC. If you apply for admission within 30 days of attending an Intro to UMGC Asia or Graduate Programs webinar, your $50 application fee will be waived!





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Spend your Saturday morning with us in the Schilling Garden and shop local!

PROGRAMS Oki Life Photo Contest (Virtual):

Show us how you celebrated the New Year 30 December - 6 January

Film Fridays: “Night at the Museum”

Friday, 14 January • 5 - 9 pm

Picnic with Parents

Tuesday, 11 January • 11 am - 2 pm Open to all with base access

Family Bingo: Disney Theme

Tuesday, 18 January • 5 - 7 pm Bingo for all ages! Adults and Youths will compete in their own age brackets for 5 nail-biting rounds! Each round takes home a prize! All supplies provided and costumes are encouraged.

Saturday, 15 January 10 am - 2 pm • Schilling Garden Local Vendors • Bounce House • Giveaways

Registration required. Registration link will be posted on Facebook on the 15th of the month at 10 am.

CLASSES Driver’s Education Classes

New classes held monthly! We have an Active Duty class, Teen class, and day/night classes for First-Time Adults. Registration is required. Visit the Schilling Community Center or call us at 634-1387 for information on how to enroll.


The Schilling Team is available and happy to assist you with any of your faxing or printing needs, for a nominal fee. CAC enabled computers are available, free of charge!

Room Reservations

Reservations are available on a first come, first served basis. Stop by the Schilling front desk to check availability and reserve your room today! $ 25 • 1 hr | $40 • 2 hrs | $50 • 3 hrs $ 25+ • Extra hrs

Schilling Community Center 634-1387 | Bldg 455

Home-based business owners: Please contact us directly for information on how to participate at our next Market Day!


Education & Training SkillBridge Information Briefing

Friday, 14 January • 11 am - Noon Registration Link: https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/er/0752/SitePages/Home.aspx DoD SkillBridge website: https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/index.htm

Managing Your Education 2-Day TAP Track Course

12 - 13 January • 8 am - 4 pm For more information, email: kadenaeducationoffice@us.af.mil

Learn Japanese!

All Active Duty stationed at Kadena are eligible for a Host Language Education goal! BEFORE building the goal in the AFVEC, please email a copy of your Kadena orders to kadenaeducationoffice@us.af.mil to be granted permission to build the goal. You must take the DLPT upon completion of 6 and 12 semester hours.


Test dates • Tuesdays, 11 January & 8 February Applying to a commissioning program and need to take the AFOQT? Sign up for one of the test dates by emailing: Kadena.educationservicestesting@us.af.mil

Education & Training 643-1500 | Bldg 59 Located on the third floor

Karing Kennels

Boarding Facility • 966-7339 036-868-2235 | Bldg 4065 Pet Adoption Facility • 966-7338 036-868-2234 | Bldg 54300 Email: karingkennels@kadenafss.com VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM 47


Thursday, 6 January 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Wakaba CDC This month’s focus: Infant Brain Development

Literacy Wednesdays

9:30 - 10:30 am All registered parents are welcome. Books will be provided. Parents, please sign up in your child’s classroom.

CYP Spotlight Atsuko, the Cook Supervisor for Niko Niko, has been working for Child and Youth Programs for over 21 years. Atsuko’s goal is to provide support to the CDC parents so they can have peace of mind as we provide healthy and safe meals for their child.

Child Development Centers Niko Niko 634-5263 | Bldg 334 Wakaba 632-7420 | Bldg 132

S T EM 2nd Friday of the Month

Every month on the second Friday, children at the CDC will participate and explore in new STEM activities. These activities are designed to help children learn and practice their cognitive skills, which can be applied to their daily life.



Give Parents a Break, Parents’ Night Out

Now Seeking

Family Child Care Providers Family Child Care Q&A Session Thursday, 6 January • 9 - 11 am

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

Saturday, 22 January • 5 - 9 pm Wakaba CDC | Bldg 132 Shima No Ko SAC | Bldg 4081 Register by Friday, 14 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. Vouchers are provided by Squadron/ First Sergeants, Chaplains, Family Advocacy, and A&FRC. Sign up for this great resource today! If you do not qualify for a referral but still need a break, Parents’ Night Out is for you! For just $20, you can participate, as well. Parents’ Night Out is open to all ranks and services, but spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or for more information, stop by any CDC/SAC program on Kadena or call the Family Child Care Office.

Family Child Care 634-0514 | Bldg 1850



ARTS & CRAFTS New Year, New You, New Projects

Intermediate Wood Shop Class

Wednesdays 5, 12, 19, & 26 January $ 65 • Per person In with the NEW! Welcome the newest addition to your family and make a Custom Stove Cover!

New Year, New You, New Crafts New Year Store-Wide Clearance Sale

9 - 15 January Out with the old - in with the new! 50% off select items store wide.

New Year, New You, New Goals

Stay hydrated with a Polar Camel mug. Any Size, Polar Camel mugs with personalization are just $20 all month long!

New Year, New You Facebook Post

We all have a favorite “throwback” photo of ourselves. Comment on our New Year, New You Facebook posts with your favorite “throwback” photo using #newyearnewyou. Receive 20% off at the Frame Shop! Simply stop by, show them your photo on the thread, order your frame, and receive your discount!

Arts & Crafts

966-7347 | Bldg 435 @KadenaArtsAndCrafts



KADENA LIBRARY Things you can enjoy at the Library: • CAC capable computers • Scanners • Adult Quiet Study Room • Conference Room (current maximum capacity: 10 people) • Free Wi-Fi • Up to 30 free black/white prints per day • Online databases with everything from entertainment to personal and professional advancement (including learning Japanese)! In addition to checking out books and audiobooks, you can also take home:

from the

Kadena Base Library!

Story Time is Back!

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 10:30 am Starting Tuesday, 11 January Join the Kadena Base Library for story time! Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 children (max. one caregiver/parent per child) per time slot. Please call the Library at 634-1502 or stop by the front desk to reserve your space today! Masks may be required.

DVDs Music Video games Board games Telescopes Ukuleles Character-shaped cake pans and Cookie cutters! Whether you’ve just arrived or have been on island for some time, you don’t want to miss our Tomodachi Collection, a collection of cultural and language materials that focuses on our current home, Japan!

Holiday Hours

Monday, 3 January • 10 am - 6 pm


Saturday, 1 January New Year’s Day Monday, 17 January Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Kadena Library

634-1502 | Bldg 451 Mon - Wed: 10 am - 8 pm Thu - Sun: 10 am - 6 pm


Every Tuesday • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Youth Rec Members Ages 9 - 12 • Free Provides youth opportunities to build leadership skills and community involvement. Club members are actively involved with the base and local community. They earn volunteer hours each month while learning life skills and civic responsibilities through community services, entrepreneurship opportunities, and hosting annual outreach events. Join the Torch club and make your impact known!

Art Club

Every Monday Join us and explore your creativity!

Membership Appreciation Day

Friday, 21 January • 3:30 pm Youth Rec Members Ages 9 - 12 • Free Youth ages 9 - 12, come and join us to welcome our new members and say goodbye to ones departing. We will celebrate January birthdays and recognize our youth’s outstanding accomplishments (it could be you!). Let’s enjoy games, snacks, and get a chance to win prizes.


Monday, 3 January Family Day Friday, 14 January Family Day Monday, 17 January Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Recreation Room Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays - Fridays 2 - 6 pm Tuesdays • 1 - 6 pm No School Days • Noon - 6 pm

Youth Sponsorship

New to the island? Youth PCSing to or from Kadena and would like to have Youth sponsor, please call the Youth Center at 634-0500.

Youth Center

634-0500 | Bldg 1849

12 & 26 January 3:30 - 4:30 pm Aim high, girls! This program teaches young girls how to find the potential that they each have in themselves. Through an amazing club leader, they will learn health, fitness, education, and self-esteem enhancement to build the right skills for a better future, not just for them but for the world.


TEEN CENTER Membership Appreciation Day

Friday, 7 January Join us in welcoming our new members, celebrating birthdays, and saying goodbye to our departing members. This is when our Teen of the Month and our teen’s accomplishments are recognized. Enjoy music, snacks, and games with your Teen Center peers and staff!

Security Forces Appreciation Day

Monday, 10 January To celebrate National Law Enforcement Day, the Teen Center welcomes security forces members to come out enjoy games and snacks provided by our Keystone Club!

Keystone Club

Every Tuesday • 2:15 - 3:15 pm Kadena Teen Center’s Keystone Club provides leadership development opportunities for young people age 14 - 18. Youth will participate in activities with three main focus areas: academic success, career preparation, and community service.

Teen Center Closures

Friday, 14 January

The Teen Center will be closed on the following dates in January: Friday, 14 January Monday, 17 January

Join the Teen Center for some fun on this no-school day! We will take a trip to Emery Lanes and have various bowling games and contests for the teens.

Teen Center

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School Age Care Programs Before and After School School Holidays Winter, Spring, and Summer Camps

Shima No Ko SAC

Quality programing that provides safe nurturing environments while promoting human relationships, individual space, safety, health and nutrition, and various developmental activities.

Himawari SAC

634-1314 • Bldg 4081 Just before Gate 3

632-0202 • Bldg 439 Across from Base Library

For more information, call about the programs at Shima No Ko SAC or Himawari SAC or please go to https://militarychildcare.com/.

Basketball • Cheerleading • Flag Football Baseball • Soccer • Softball • Volleyball

We are always on the lookout for volunteer coaches! No experience required. Earn volunteer hours and have a positive impact on young athletes. Contact Kadena Youth Sports today!

Youth Sports & Fitness 643-1384 | Bldg 499

Located inside the Habu Fitness Center 54 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

FSS IS HIRING! Child & Youth Programs Restaurants Swimming Pools Outdoor Recreation

Administration and Accounting Golf Courses Arts & Crafts & Many More!


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


Customer Service Kadena: 966-7409 Mon - Thu Fri Sat Sun 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 JP: 036-868-2203 8 am - 10 pm 8 am - Midnight 8 am - Midnight 8 am - 10 pm 6:30 am - 11 pm 9 am - 11 pm 6:30 am - 2 am 7:30 am - Midnight 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 - Midnight 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


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

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

11 am - 10 pm 11 am - 2 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 - 2 am 7 am - 2 am

AirPower Café

Bldg. 3522 JP: 036-868-2208 6 am - 2 pm Closed

Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill

Bldg. 455 JP: 036-868-2212 11 am - 10 pm 11 am - Midnight Regular hours

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

Kadena: 966-7426 Sun - Thu Fri - Sat Holidays 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

Dining Facilities

Johnson Kadena: 634-4494 Mon - Thu Breakfast Lunch Dinner Midnight Meal

Bldg. 843 6 am - 8:30 am 11 am - 1:30 pm 4:30 pm - 7 pm 10 pm - 1 am

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

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

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

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

McDaniel Center

Kadena: 632-7829 Family Days

Military Personnel Section

Kadena: 634-8978 Mon - Fri Mon - Fri (ID walk-ins only)

Bldg. 3445 Closed Bldg. 721B

7:30 am - 4:30 pm 6:30 - 7:30 am 4:30 - 5:30 pm Federal Holidays & Family Days Closed Closed at noon the 3rd Thursday of Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec *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


Family Days Flight Kitchen Mon - Fri Sat & Sun

Breakfast Lunch Dinner No Midnight Meal Closed

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

6 am - 8:30 am 11 am - 1:30 pm 4:30 pm - 7 pm Kadena: 634-4418 24 hours On call 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

It’s Just Wings Bldg. 337 Kadena: 966-7250 JP: 036-868-2258 Mon - Sun 11 am - 10 pm Go to https://widget.paymytab.com/usaf-it-just-wings.html Ramen Bowl at Emery Lanes

Bldg. 113 JP: 036-868-2225 11 am - 9 pm 11 am - 11 pm Noon - 7 pm

Seaside Steak & Seafood

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

Strikers Café at Emery Lanes

Bldg. 113 JP: 036-868-2225 10 am - 9:30 pm 10 am - 12:30 am Noon - 7:30 pm

Tee House Restaurant

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

Kadena: 966-7303 Mon - Thu Fri & Sat Sun & Holidays

Kadena: 966-7401 Mon Tue - Thu Fri Sat Sun Holidays Weekend Brunch ends at 3 pm Kadena: 966-7303 Mon - Thu Fri & Sat Sun & Holidays

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

NAF Human Resources Office Kadena: 634-2330 Mon - Wed & Fri Thu Family Days www.usajobs.gov

Post Office

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

Bldg. 723 8 am - 4 pm 8 am - 1 pm Closed Bldg. 160 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 5 pm 10 am - 3 pm Closed Closes at noon 10 am - 6 pm

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts Center

Bldg. 455 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 - 6 pm

Kadena: 966-7347 Daly Ceramics Studio Kadena: 966-7351 Mon & Tue Wed - Sun Frame Shop Kadena: 966-7353 Daily Graphics Shop Kadena: 966-7352 Mon - Fri Party Place Daily Wood Shop Kadena: 966-7349 Mon Tue & Thu Wed Fri - Sun

JP: 036-868-2219 Closed Noon - 8 pm Noon - 5 pm 10 am - 6 pm

Auto Hobby Center

Bldg. 1436

JP: 036-868-2220 Closed 10 am - 6 pm JP: 036-868-2218 10 am - 6 pm JP: 036-868-2217 10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm

Repair Center Kadena: 966-7356 JP: 036-868-2232 Temporary Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm Sat 10 am - 5 pm U-Wrench-It & Parts Store Kadena: 966-7355 JP: 036-868-2221 Temporarily Closed Insurance Office Hours (at Arts & Crafts) Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm Sat 10 am - 2 pm Sun Closed

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

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

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

Bldg. 439 9 am - 3 pm

Child Development Centers Closed on family days. Wakaba Kadena: 632-7420 Mon - Fri Niko Niko Kadena: 634-5263 Mon - Fri

Family Child Care

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

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

Fitness & Sports Complex Habu Fitness Center Kadena: 634-3866 Mon - Fri Sat, Sun, & Holidays

Risner Fitness Center Open 24 hours, 7 days a week Kadena: 634-5128 RisN’ Shine Mon - Fri Sat Sun Massage Therapy Daily

Bldg. 132 7 am - 5 pm Bldg. 334 7 am - 5 pm Bldg. 1850 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 9 am

Bldg. 439 6:30 am - 5:30 pm

6 am - 7:30 pm Closed Bldg. 55061 JP: 036-868-2224 6 am - 7 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 Bldg. 499 6 am - 10 pm Closed Bldg. 109

7 am - 8 pm 7 am - 1 pm Closed Kadena: 634-5129 7:30 am - 7:30 pm

Risner Sports Pro Shop & Tennis Center Bldg. 123

Kadena: 966-7431 Mon - Fri Sat & Sun

JP: 036-868-2230 9 am - 6 pm Closed

Information, Tickets, & Travel

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

Kadena: 966-7333 Mon - Fri Sat & Family Days Sun & Holidays In-House Travel Agency Kadena: 966-7437 Mon - Fri Family Days Sat, Sun, & Holidays

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

School Liaison Office

School Age Care

Closed on family days. Himawari School Age Care Kadena: 632-0202 Mon - Fri

Wed - Sun Owari Lounge

Kadena: 634-2231 Mon - Fri

Teen Center

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

Youth Center

Kadena: 634-0500 Rec Room Mon, Wed - Fri

JP: 036-868-2266 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 2 pm Closed

Bldg. 4081 6:30 am - 5:30 pm Bldg. 99 JP: 080-6489-8617 8 am - 5 pm Bldg. 439

2 - 6 pm 1 - 6 pm Closed Noon - 6 pm Noon - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm Bldg. 1849 2 pm - 6 pm


Bldg. 451

Kadena: 634-1502 Mon - Wed Thu - Sun

10 am - 8 pm 10 am - 6 pm

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

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

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

Okuma Outdoor Recreation Daily

Outdoor Recreation

Bldg. 614 Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Rental Equipment Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri 10 am - 6 pm Sat & Sun 8 am - 3 pm Wed & Holidays 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 9 am - 1 pm Hagerstrom Pool Closed

Schilling Community Center

Bldg. 455

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

Tue Sat & Sun No school & half days Front Desk Mon - Fri Sat

7 am - 7 pm 9 am - 5 pm Closed 9 am - 6 pm

1 pm - 6 pm Closed Noon - 6 pm 9:30 am - 7 pm 9 am - 3 pm

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

Bldg. 499 10 am - 5 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

Note: Hours are subject to change.