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programming! Celebrate Father’s Day with FSS

JUNE 2021

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

Pages 6 - 12 Officers’ Club Rocker Enlisted Club

FOOD Pages 14 - 17 Chili’s Monthly Specials

TRAVEL Pages 18 - 21


Kadena ITT Okuma Beach

FSS SPOTLIGHT Pages 22 - 25 Okuma

RECREATION Pages 28 - 34


Risner Fitness Center Banyan Tree Golf Course Aquatics Kadena Marina Outdoor Recreation Emery Lanes


PAGES Pages 36 - 37

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Pages 35 - 51 Airman & Family Readiness Center Arts & Crafts Center Schilling Community Center Karing Kennels Family Child Care Child Development Center Kadena Base Library Education & Training Center Youth Center Youth Sports & Fitness Teen Center



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

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

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

MARKETING Marketing Director Vas Bora Video Producer Att Eachus Art Director Yuka Taira Writer/Editor Meagan Abell Commercial Sponsorship Shoko Tamaki Publicity Assistant Jae Mi Cracolici Account Executives Meagan Abell Deanna Berg Jae Mi Cracolici Photographer Jamie Acton Graphics Yoshihiro Higa Takako Uehara Yuka Kinjo Yasuhiro Nerome Megumi Kohama

Editor’s Letter


ey readers! Welcome back to our latest issue of Venture magazine. Summer is here, and we are beyond grateful you choose to read our publication each month to learn all about the fun going on right here at Kadena!

We all know one thing... it is hot! But, the FSS has plenty of options to stay cool this summer, starting with water sports! Check out Aquatics’ most recent How-to class on page 30 to learn about a new watersport. Or head over to Hagerstrom Pool and enjoy their updated summer hours! If you are more into ocean watersport adventures, the Sea Shack at Kadena Marina is now open! Check out page 31 to learn about the equipment rentals (stand-up paddleboards call your name? We think so!) or get a snack and enjoy the sunset.

However, if it is a vacation you are daydreaming about, Okuma Beach might be the oasis you need. Check out the Hai Sai event details on 12 June, or read all about their summer specials in the FSS Spotlight on pages 22 - 25. We know we might be biased in our love for Okuma, but the clear waters and delicious pizza speak for themselves. Don’t take our word for it; see for yourself!

We have not forgotten Father’s Day! The FSS is bursting with gift ideas and deals for Dad this holiday. Massage discounts at Risner, a special breakfast at the Rocker Enlisted Club, or a new brunch option with a BBQ twist at the Officers’ Club. We have tons of other activities in this issue, so be on the lookout for the best choice for the Dad in your life!

Stay tuned for updates about our Independence Day events as well. We have some details right here in Venture and will be updating our website, kadenafss.com, and our Facebook page with the most up-todate information!

As always, happy reading, be safe, follow your command’s directives, and keep venturing out!

Meagan Abell Writer/Editor

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BLOCK PA R T Y Saturday, 3 July • Noon - 6 pm Celebrate American independence with live music, giveaways, and games at this patriotic block party! We’ll be serving all of your BBQ favorites and drawing prizes throughout the day. Open to all club members, base employees, and airmen and their families.


Sunday, 20 June

Bring Dad to the Officers’ Club for a special brunch with a BBQ twist! We’ll have all of your breakfast and lunch favorites along with BBQ ribs, fried chicken, pulled pork, hamburgers, bratwurst, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and so much more.


Officers’ Club



Open to all ranks and services

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

Weekday Lunch Fare

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

Adult members have the option of either 9 or 10 June to attend. Doors open at 5:30 pm Pick up your tickets starting 28 May.

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

Anniversary Special Reservation Monday - Friday by reservation only 6 - 8:30 pm Lobster Dinner • $150 per couple Steak Dinner • $120 per couple Salmon Dinner • $100 per couple

Dinner includes: Shrimp Scampi Appetizer Soup of the Day & Salad Steak Tenderloin, Salmon, or Lobster Tail (Choose one) Chef’s Choice Vegetables, Baked Duchess Potatoes Dessert Bottle of Champagne

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Maintenance Day

Officers’ Club Barber Shop

Tuesday, 8 June

Monday - Saturday • 9 am - 5 pm

The Officers’ Club buffet will be closed. Café Latte will be closed for breakfast and lunch and will reopen at 4 pm.

Get a great haircut at a terrific price, only $7! All ranks are welcome.

Bring your loved one to the Kadena Officers’ Club for a romantic dinner on your special occasion. Each of you will start off with a savory appetizer, enjoy a succulent main course, and end with a decadent dessert. Dinner includes a bottle of champagne to share! Please give us 72 hours’ notice. Reservations may be subject to room availability on the events schedule.  Call 966-7408 or 090-3795-6561 to make your reservation.


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



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


National Donut Day Friday, 4 June

Did you know that National Donut Day was created by The Salvation Army of Chicago in 1938? The intention was to give back to the soldiers that served during World War I. All these years later, it is still a celebrated day, and you should stop by Daily Grind to participate! Our menu of gourmet donuts include fun toppings like your favorite breakfast cereals or cream filling. It is always a great idea to stop by and pick up a treat!

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

Sunday - Wednesday 7 pm - Close • Music Videos

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

Fridays & Saturdays 10 pm - Close • Music Videos

Maintenance Day

Monday, 7 June Hanabi’s and Kazoku Place will be closed for breakfast and lunch and will reopen at 4 pm.


Rocker Enlisted Club 966-7372 | Bldg 622

Enlisted Club Membership Night Dinner

Thursday, 17 June Doors open • 5:30 pm | Buffet • 5:30 - 7 pm Shiraho Ballroom There will be door prizes. Must be present to win. Open to Enlisted Club members and civilian equivalents ages 18 and over. Pick up your tickets at the Customer Service counter starting Tuesday, 1 June.


’s Day Father BREAKFAST Sunday, 20 June • 8 am - 1:30 pm Shiraho Ballroom $14.95 • Adults ($2 Member discount) $6.95 • Ages 4 - 12 $3 • Ages 3 and under

Menu Carving Station Honey-glazed ham with pineapple raisin sauce and whole grain mustard Whole roasted turkey Roasted herb striploin Breakfast Fare Made-to-order omelet and egg station Fluffy French toast Scrambled eggs Savory sausage and applewood smoked bacon Country fried potatoes and grits Buttermilk biscuits with creamed beef Steamed white rice Assorted donuts, mini breakfast pastries Assorted breads and cereals   Cold Food Fresh seasonal fruit   Beverages Orange juice/ apple juice Milk Iced or hot tea Fresh brewed Kona blend coffee





On Wednesday nights kids 10 and under eat free off the Kids Menu with a purchase of an adult entrée. DINE IN ONLY

at Kazoku Place

966-7380 | Bldg 622 *A kid’s complimentary combination plate will be offered on Wednesday, 23 June, Mongolian BBQ night.

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


BBQ at Kazoku


Wednesday, 23 June • 5 pm

Give in to your Mongolian BBQ craving! Build your own stir fry meal with our fresh and delicious ingredients. Limited menu in addition to Mongolian BBQ will be offered. SUBJECT TO CHANGE 966-7380 | Bldg 622

Inside the Rocker Enlisted Club Open to all ranks and services. 10 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

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

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




Tuesdays • 4 - 9 pm Each entrée comes with a choice of house salad or cup of soup, two sides, and fresh bread unless otherwise noted. Dine-in only. Not available for to-go or pick-up. • Shrimp Gratin • Pasta Primavera • Herb Roasted Chicken • Flat Iron Steak

Sunday Breakfast

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

BBQ Rib Special

Mondays, Fridays, & Saturdays • 4 - 9 pm Half or full rack of BBQ-glazed baby back ribs served with two sides, cornbread or rolls, and a choice of soup or salad.

Retiree Club Member Appreciation

Friday, 25 June • 6 am - 2 pm Retirees receive an additional $1 discount with the purchase of a full breakfast or lunch entrée. Must be a Club member and show retired military ID.


Monday, 7 June Kazoku Place will be closed for breakfast and lunch and will reopen at 4 pm.

Statehood Admission Day

Kazoku Place

Friday, 11 June • 7 - 10:30 am This month’s states are Arkansas, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Show your driver’s license or stateside ID and active Enlisted Club membership to receive a FREE mini breakfast buffet.

966-7380 | Bldg 622 Inside the Rocker Enlisted Club Open to all ranks and services.



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

10 • Per person ($2 Member discount)

3 June • Korean Beef with steamed white rice and cucumber kimchi 10 June • Pork Adobo with steamed white rice and vegetable pancit 17 June • Lasagna with garlic bread and house salad 24 June • Teriyaki Chicken with steamed white rice and macaroni salad

Just pull up to the curb at the Rocker Enlisted Club entrance! Limited quantities available so come early. SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ROCKER ENLISTED CLUB • 966-7372 | Building 622

at the Rocker Enlisted Club Night Bingo Nightly except for Wednesdays • 7 pm      

750 Night Bingo


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

Bingo Appreciation Sunday, 27 June • 7 pm

Rocker Enlisted Club • 966-7372 | Bldg 622 SUBJECT TO CHANGE 12 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM


Our own Chef Alex crafted this beauty. Avocado, pepper Jack, red onion, roasted jalapeños, tomato, pickles, cilantro & spicy Santa Fe sauce. $11.75

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 | Bldg 337






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Tee House

Emery Lanes

Beat the heat with this delicious cold noodle dish piled high with fresh vegetable toppings. Served with a medium drink.

Time to try the real original! Two breaded chicken patties topped with pickles and garlic mayo on a sesame seed bun!

Chuka Soba $7.25


Chicken Supreme Pizza $18

Paprika, bell peppers, sautéed onions, mushrooms, and smoked chicken. 16 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

Pop-fil-A Chicken Sandwich $7

Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill Apple Crisp Pizza $16.95

A tasty blend of oats and apples with a caramel drizzle for something refreshing to start off summer!

Café Latte

Café Latte

Scrambled eggs, smoked ham, and tasty mushrooms wrapped in a warm tortilla with a delectable hollandaise sauce.

Roasted sweet potatoes, hearty black beans, fresh avocado, and crispy red peppers tossed in olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, and Sriracha sauce. Served over healthy brown rice!

Eggs Benedict Wrap $6.95

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Bowl $8.95

Okuma Surfside

AirPower Café

Ham, bacon, pineapple, jalapeños, and pesto sauce make up this flavorful combination!

Fried chicken, peppers, onions, carrots, broccoli, potatoes, rice, and sesame ginger sauce.

Maui Waui Pizza $15.95

Sesame Chicken Ginger Bowl $8.95

RisN ’ Shine

Piña “Cool”-ada Smoothie $5

A tasty tropical blend of pineapple and coconut, a hint of honey, and topped with whipped cream.


Tokashiki Snorkel Package On sale now - 30 June 2021

9,900* • Ages 10 - 59 | ¥8,800* • Ages 6 - 9 One-day package | Lunch included ¥

Take a special trip to Tokashiki Island this summer! This package includes a round-trip ferry, two boat snorkeling sites, round-trip transfers to Aharen Beach, insurance, lunch, an English-speaking guide, and all the gear you need to get your snorkel on. All you have to do is pick your date and make your way down to Chatan Port. Please contact Kadena ITT for more details on how to book. *Yen converted to USD; minimum of 10 passengers to secure trip departure. 18 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM


Kadena ITT

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


i a S i Ha“Hello” Summer SATURDAY


Kick off the summer at Okuma Beach! Enjoy live entertainment ranging from Eisa dancers, taiko drummers, Shisa dogs, and even a live band! There will also be a local food buffet with Okinawan favorites like yakitori, yakisoba, and so much more! Hope to see you here. For more information, contact Surfside Grill & Bar at 631-1805 or 098-962-1805.

Father’s Day Weekend 18 - 20 June

Friday: Family Bingo Saturday: Father Daughter Dance • 5 - 9 pm Sunday: Father’s Day Brunch • 8 am - 2 pm There will be steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, fried chicken, pancakes, French toast, hash browns, sausage, and more!


How To Have the

Best Weekend at Okuma

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Grab a sleeping bag and let the waves sing you to sleep while camping on the beach! With the beautiful stars and convenient amenities, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

If you are looking for a little friendly competition, the Minigolf course is a great way to spend an afternoon! Perfect for kids, adults, and families!

Okuma has a variety of water activities. You can rent a Jet Ski®, SUP, or the ski boat to ride on the tube. You can even hop on the glass-bottom boat tour!

After your big adventure, bring your big appetite to Surfside Grill & Bar to enjoy some famous brick oven pizza! With a beautiful pizza oven and fresh ingredients, the perfect pizza is waiting for you.

4th of July Celebration 4 - 5 July

Celebrate the All-American way at Okuma Beach! Come enjoy live entertainment on the patio as well as Okuma’s own Backyard BBQ lunch specials.


Okuma Beach 631-1990

Surfside Grill & Bar 631-1805

Lodging Reservations

631-1991 Located 51 miles north of Kadena AB




Brand new to the resort, the Palm Grove Cabins offer top-tier convenience and amenities to our guests. The cabins feature space for four, with a bed and fold-out couch, in addition to private bathrooms and the cutest little porch to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or to catch the sunset. These cabins are the perfect place to rest after a day full of adventures and good food. If you are familiar with the set of Okuma, these new cabins are located right across from the Turtles Nest Cabins. If you have never been, they are located close to the main gate of Okuma and are within walking distance to all of the recreational activities featured! The Ai Cottage is also available, but you will want to book fast! The cottage provides access to a private sandy beach, hot tub, and a privacy gate. Accessible by a golf cart and stowed away from the resort’s everyday activities, The Ai Cottage provides the ultimate romantic getaway.

by Meagan Abell


he clearest blue waters, coupled with sandy beaches, a covered patio, the smell of fresh pizza, and we cannot forget the sounds of the ocean and good vibes. Does this sound like a place you want to be? Okuma Beach Resort, located just 51 miles north of Kadena Air Base, is our beautiful resort that will remind you of all the beauty this island has to offer. With summer ramping up and the kids out of school, there are plenty of options at Okuma for a family getaway, but with the beautiful Ai cottage and brand new Palm Grove Cabins, there are options for an intimate couples getaway, too!


Okuma offers a full-service Outdoor Recreation program! However, the staff is particularly excited about the new and improved dive program. Masayuki Nakama, Recreation Boat Operator for 30 years, also known as Capt Mabi, shared his favorite parts of Okuma with us. “I think some people are unaware of all of the wonderful sea life you can see here. There’re many different types of fish, and sometimes even sea turtles.” Capt Mabi also explained that you could take advantage of their beautiful sandy beaches, trips, caves, and views with the new and improved dive program! If you are looking to be more active in your water sports, they also have new single and two-person kayaks, in addition to stand-up paddleboards or Jet Skis. Diving points are a big attraction too. Okuma now offers English-speaking boat tours to diving points! Check out the two new spots. One southwest called Shippishi Drop and one north of Okuma called DIVE TRIP Cuttlefish Reef Oki-Ho.

2 dives • $65 w/ tank Twice a day Minimum 2 divers | Maximum 10 divers Certification card required to book the charter. Must reserve three days in advance.



If watersports are not on the docket for your trip, the resort has plenty of dry-land fun. There is a 9-hole golf course that provides beautiful views for a nice solo or team outing. We also have a mini-golf course that is challenging and fun for the whole family. It is located right by the Beach Mart, where you can pick up snacks, beverages, or some last-minute camping items. Yes, camping items! Beach camping is a fan favorite type of lodging available at Okuma. Sleeping under the stars with access to fire pits, grills, and the beautiful sounds of the ocean waves to put you to sleep is the way to go, at least once, during your time here. If you are worried about not having camping equipment, don’t be! Rentals for tents and equipment are available on site. While having access to BBQ grills is an excellent option for meals, be sure to add Surfside Grill & Bar to the schedule. We mentioned the pizza from the wood fire pizza oven, but the rest of the menu boasts delicious seafood, comfort foods, burgers, and desserts! Something for everyone is available.

Be sure to take pictures of the beautiful views and adventures while at Okuma, and tag us on Instagram @KadenaFSS!



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


e have loved tracking your adventures so far this summer, and please keep tag ging us! Some of our favorites this month are shown here. A “torii” gate is a spiritual symbol in Japanese culture. It usually adorns the entrance to a Shinto shrine and marks the transition from a mundane ground to a religious foundation. Located all over Japan, user @kelseypoje19 shared a beautiful image of one on Hamahiga Island, which is about a 45-minute drive from Kadena. Day trips to swimming pools across the island should be on all of our bucket lists this summer! Hotel Moon Beach, located in Onna, has one of the best! Thank you, @Zaydabarros, for sharing your adventure to the infinity pool! Venture reader @Michellewoz shared her adventure to Tokashiki Island with us! Her sweet kiddo is seemingly opening the door to luxur y on the other side. If all doors opened to beach and ocean views, sign us up! These cute doors are sprinkled all over Okinawa! Let us know if you see more! As always, be safe and follow your command’s directives, but keep tag ging us in your adventures. We love to see where our readers go! We might just feature you right here in the magazine.

We can’t wait to follow your adventures!

Your home away from home

INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS For details and reservations, call Kadena ITT at 966-7333.

UNIT RETREATS OR GROUP RESERVATIONS Contact Brian Enloe for more information. 080-6916-6544 | brian.e@jot-international.jp

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Phone: 0980-49-5011

Fax: 0980-49-5130

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RECHARGE FOR RESILIENCY Check with facilities to see what they are offering!

Single Airman Programs are open to all ranks of unaccompanied Air Force Active Duty or Air Force Reserve members assigned, TDY, or visiting Kadena Air Base. Single Airmen are authorized a guest at the same price, pending space availability.

Eligible family members may participate in Deployed Affected programs while the member is gone, as well as upon their service member’s return. Deployed Affected family members are authorized to bring a guest at the same price, if the AD member is deployed at the time of the event.

Rec-On is a first-come, first-serve program for any active duty member or dependent to take advantage of! Spots are limited each month so make sure you snag one!

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Massage Discount All month of June 5K Father’s Day Fun Run Saturday, 19 June • 10 am Start to Finish at the Risner front parking lot marquee. Top three males and females will receive a prize.

Zumbathon Saturday, 12 June • 10 am Cha Cha slide your way into summer with three hours of music, dancing, and prizes! Prizes will be raffled off after every block; it’s sure to be an exciting start to your summer!

Spinathon Saturday, 19 June • 10 am Spin bikes and music? Oh My!! Enjoy prizes and kick off your summer with our Spinathon! Prizes will be raffled off.


Risner Fitness Center 634-5128 | Bldg 109

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

Habu Fitness Center 634-3866 | Bldg 499


What better way to celebrate the dad in your life than 10% off on a massage! Massage must be booked and paid for during the month of June ONLY to receive discount! Limited availability. Please stop by Risner for more information.

BIG CUP TOURNAMENT Saturday, 5 June 7 am • Check-in 7:15 am • Shotgun start $ 45 • AGF members $ 70 • Non-AGF members

(includes green fee and cart fee) This is a two-person team event. The format will be a schamble. Gross and Net prizes will be awarded and players must have a valid GHIN handicap to receive Net prizes. Sign-up and payment deadline is Wednesday, 2 June. All entries after 2 June will incur a $10 late fee.

Banyan Tree Golf Course 966-7321 | Bldg 12


A Q U A T I C S Swim Lessons

14 - 25 June Monday - Thursday Friday • Back-up Day 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. 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.

How-to Watersports! Saturday, 19 June

Do you want to enjoy all the water activities Okinawa has to offer, but don’t know where to start? Our monthly how-to class will cover water safety, instruction, and practice on many popular activities, all under supervision in the controlled environment of Fairchild Pool. Register at Kadena Outdoor Recreation at (036) 868-2229.

Learn to Swim Series Levels 1 - 6 Ages 5 & over • $75 per series Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills 2 - Fundamental Aquatics Skills 3 - Stroke Development 4 - Stroke Improvement 5 - Stroke Refinement 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency Preschool (ages 6 & under) • $75 Children are introduced to safe practices and aquatic skills while developing confidence in the water.

June’s sport


Adult Lessons • $100 Participants can choose a 30-minute time slot between 11 am - 6:30 pm for one-onone instruction.

Lifeguard Course

28 June - 2 July • $125 Ages 15 & over Ages 16 & over for employment eligibility Gain skills and knowledge that could help save a life and put you toward a job that is both enjoyable and fulfilling! Must pass prerequisite test to continue in the course. For more information, please contact Kadena Aquatics at 634-6425.

Hagerstrom Pool open every day for the summer!



634-6425 Fairchild Pool • Bldg 1988 @KadenaAquatics


Friday, 11 June 7 - 9 pm Start the summer off with a splash! Kadena Aquatics will be hosting an end of school bash at Hagerstrom Pool. Spots will be limited. Register at Kadena Outdoor Recreation by calling (036) 868-2229.


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Sunday, 4 July

7 am • Club members | 8 am • Public Kadena Marina dive shop will drastically mark down prices for this annual one-day sale! Club members enjoy a whole extra hour of shopping before we open to the public, in addition to an extra 10% off!

NOW OPEN! Fridays • 1 - 5:30 pm Saturdays & Sundays • 10 am - 5:30 pm Rent our paddleboards and kayaks and enjoy the beautiful view that Kadena Marina has to offer! Bring your own life vest and receive a $2 discount per hour on your rental!

Stand-up Paddle Boards $ 10 • Per hour $ 7.50 • Club members Kayaks $ 10 • Per hour $ 7.50 • Club members


Kadena Marina

Dive Shop • 036-868-2228 Harbor • 036-868-2282 Bldg 3500 @KadenaFSSMarina

R EC R E AT I O N NEW! Tandem Family Cycling Tour

Saturday, 5 June $ 50 • Parent & child tandem bike Want to teach your child to ride a bike and educate them about road safety? This cycling tour will use tandem bikes so your child can peddle behind you while you steer! Space is limited.

Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

Saturday, 12 June • 8 - 11 am $ 99 • Ages 8 & over Includes guide & entry fee Come snorkel above these gentle giants for an opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the most intriguing creatures in the ocean. Participants must wear a life jacket at all times during the trip. Please be sure to bring snorkel gear, a change of clothes, bottled water, and yen for purchases.

Sea Kayak & Snorkel

Thursday, 17 June • 8 am - 2 pm $ 70 • Ages 12 & over $ 40 • Ages 4 -11 Includes: guide, kayaks, and snorkeling gear (if needed) Jump in a kayak with us and we will take you to hidden coastlines, amazing rock formation, and beautiful beaches! Please be sure to bring bottled water, a change of clothing, sunscreen, and snacks.

Cycling & Swimming at Kouri Island

Friday, 25 June • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • Ages 6 & over | $5 • Bicycle rental Participants must be able to ride a bicycle without training wheels. If you want spectacular views and a great workout, this trip is for you! This course is approximately 20 miles and follows a loopstyle structure, however, you can pause and restart whenever you want!


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


Kid-Friendly Trips!

STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING Friday, 11 June • 8 am - 2 pm

40 • Ages 17 & over | $20 • Ages 12 - 16 $ 10 • Ages 4 - 11 $

Includes: Guide, transportation, SUP, and PFD Connect with the ocean in a new way as we guide you along some of Okinawa’s beautiful waterways and landscapes. Please be sure to bring bottled water, a change of clothing, sunscreen, and snacks.

KADENA OUTDOOR RECREATION Off-Island Trips Nagannu Island Overnight Trip

26 - 27 June $ 150 • Ages 12 & over $ 135 • Ages 4 - 11 Let’s enjoy summer! The Nagannu Island belongs to Kerama National Park in Okinawa and is a very good spot for relaxation. Price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner (Japanese BBQ), accommodation, and all transportation. If you have any questions, call us or stop by!

Island-Hopping Trip to Ishigaki

2 - 5 July Ages 12 & over $ 870 • Single bedroom $ 1,700 • Twin bedroom We will go cycling and snorkeling on Taketomi and Hateruma islands, kayaking, and canyoning on Iriomote Island, and stay on Ishigaki Island. Price includes all transportation from Kadena, lodging, and all activity fees.

Mountaineering Mt. Fuji 19 - 22 July Ages 20 & over $ 1,050 • Single room* $ 950 • Twin room*

*Two nights at the Kanto Lodge

Have you been to Mt. Fuji yet? We will stay at a Hutt at the 8th Station so you can watch the sunrise!

Mountaineering Mt. Fuji & Fire Festival

River Trekking

Thursday, 24 June • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • Ages 17 & over | $20 • Ages 12 - 16 $ 10 • Ages 4 - 11

Have you explored some of the last subtropical rain forests in Asia? We’ll hike, slide, and jump as we make our way upriver! All ages are welcome to explore the river with us. We recommend wearing lightweight long sleeves and long pants to protect from injuries and bug bites. Price includes guide, transportation, and booties. Please be sure to bring a change of clothes.

26 - 29 August Ages 20 & over Have you ever wanted to climb Mt. Fuji? We will stay at the 8th Station so you can watch the sunrise from the summit before descending to another course. On the first night, we will enjoy the Fire Festival at Fujiyoshida-city. If you have any questions, please contact us. If you are interested any of these trips, feel free to contact us! We will post more details on the Kadena Outdoor Recreation Facebook page.


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

Kids Eat Free Tuesdays 5:30 - 8 pm Kids receive a free kids meal combo every Tuesday with the purchase of an adult combo. Dine-in only.

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

Pizza, Pins, and Pop

54.95 • Sunday - Friday before 5 pm 58.95 • Sunday - Thursday after 5 pm Enjoy two hours of bowling, a large onetopping pizza, and a pitcher of soda for up to five bowlers. Shoes are included!

$ $


Emery Lanes

966-7303 | Bldg 113 34 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

Father’s Day

Bowling Sunday, 20 June

Dads, bring your kids; kids, bring your dads! All Dad’s games are free all day on Father’s Day while kids and dads are bowling together. Shoes are included. Does not apply to hourly bowling.


Japanese & English Conversation Classes Thursdays, 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 June • 5 pm

A conversation group fostering language and cultural exchange between American and Japanese participants. Call our front desk to sign up at 634-3366.

Beginner English Class

Wednesdays • 9 - 11 am We are offering a Beginner English Class for foreign spouses on basic English and practice conversation. Contact A&FRC or email kaori.Kinjo.1.jp@us.af.mil to sign up or for more information.

Grammar & Writing Class

Tuesdays (first day 18 May) 9:30 - 11:30 am This class provides instruction on basic English writing and grammar for adults. To sign up, email kaori.Kinjo.1.jp@us.af.mil or call 634-3366.

A&FRC Money Management

Wednesday, 9 June • 9:30 - 11 am Call 634-3366 to register Ready to decrease your spending habit and increase your savings? Learn to create a working budget to manage savings and checking, and reduce debt. For more guidance, contact one of our Personal Finance Counselors.

Pre-Separation Counseling

Wednesdays, 2 & 23 June 8:30 - 11 am Register online at: www.tockify.com/ kadenaafrc/pinboard Initial and Pre-separation counseling are steps one and two of the mandated transition process for all separating and retiring service members. This class is performed in-person and/or virtual.

Newcomer’s Orientation

Wednesdays, 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 June 7:55 am - 2 pm For those pre-registered, sign-in window is 7 - 7:50 am Register online at https://usaf.dps.mil/ sites/kadena/18MSG/18FSS/FSH/ SitePages/Home.aspx 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.

Immigrant Visa I-130 Petition Information Session (Virtual)

Zumba® Kids Summer of Dance Tuesdays, 22 June & 27 July • 3 - 3:30 pm • Risner Fitness Center EFMP and Deploy Affected Families Call 634-3366 or 098-961-3366 to register Zumba® Kids features kid-friendly dance routines as a chance to get active and jam out to their favorite music. Zumba® Kids helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporates fitness by making fitness classes fun again. Classes incorporate elements such as creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness.

Tuesdays, 15 June & 20 July • 10 am RSVP to NahaIV@state.gov required The U.S. Consulate in Naha is providing the session via (Zoom Government). The A&FRC will provide a seat in their conference room (first come, first served) for those who do not have a PC / smartphone to use. RSVP required for a seat. To reserve a seat, call 634-3366.


Airman & Family Readiness Center 643-3366 | Bldg 220


「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

アメリカにとっての6月とは? アメリカ合衆国では、6月は学校の終了とサマーアクティビテ ィーのスタートを意味します。通常アメリカの学校は9月から 始まって5月下旬または6月初旬に終了します。 高校の卒業式 はこの時期に開催され青少年の終了と成人の始まりをお祝い する意味もあります。 シニアプロムはこの時期に開催される人生の中の大きなイベ ントの1つでもあります。 シニアプロムではドレスやタキシード などで正装し、 ダンスや友達との時間を夜中まで楽しむイベン トで、高校卒業前の最後の集まりにもなります。 また、 6月21日は夏の初日でもあり、 プールで泳いだり、湖の アクティビティを楽しんだり、 ビーチに行ったりとアウトドアア クティビティが盛んになり始める日です。夏のスポーツもこの 時期人気があり、多くの子供達がソフトボールや野球、競泳な どに参加します。

6月は暑さを避けた夜のバーベキューパーティーも人気があ り、焚火で溶かしたマシュマロを板チョコとグラハムクラッカ ー(胚芽クラッカー) にはさんで食べるスイーツ S more(スモ ア) がパーティーの定番です。 これらの伝統的な夏のイベントは気分を盛り上げ友達や家族 と過ごすのにとても最適な方法でもあります。

筆者: メーガン エイベル、 Venture 編集員

翻訳: 金城薫、 A&FRCカルチャーコーデイネーター


下記の求人広告サイトをチェック https://kadenafss.com/civilian-personnel-section/ 応募対象者は? 現在MLC又は、IHAとして働いている在日米軍従業員。 応募方法は?  下記のどちらかの提出ボックスへ応募用紙を提出。 1)嘉手納人事部、建物番号721-A、2階、 オフィス番号B-202、嘉手納基地 又は 2)嘉手納基地ゲート1、建物番号31、 ビジターズコントロールセンター 提出書類は?  KADENA AB Form 1 EJ (嘉手納人事部専用求人応募用紙) 免許書、修了証書、又は語学力テスト結果などの提出必須と求人広告記載がある場合、 必要な証明書を添付。 応募用紙は求人広告サイトをチェック: https://kadenafss.com/civilian-personnel-section/ 「応募用紙の記入方法」 をご参考ください。 限定従業員の方へ: 限定従業員の方も、 どの時期からでも応募可能です。 限定雇用の期間が過ぎた場合は、 労務管理機構(LMO) にてご応募下さい。

お問い合わせは嘉手納人事部まで。 TEL: 632-7912 Email: kadena.jnstaffing@us.af.mil

Beginner English Class

毎週水曜日・午前9時 - 11時 火曜日の正午までに参加申込をお願いします。 英語が母国語ではない配偶者の為の初級英会話 クラスです。英語でクラスを進めるので出身国を 問わずに気軽に参加できます。席数に限りがあり ます、 お申し込みはお早めに!

Foods Around Kadena 6月の限定メニュー! カフェラテ(オフィサーズクラブ内)




Grammar & Writing Class

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。 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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外国籍 (アメリカ国籍以外) の配偶者や家 族を連れてアメリカにPCSされる方へ。 那覇米国領事館がビザ申請の手順を オンラインで説明します! 6月 15日 (火曜日) • 午前10時 7月 20日 (火曜日) • 午前10時







もし、Zoomを使用できるデバイス (スマート フォン、PC、iPadなど) をお持ちでなければ エアマン&ファミリーレディネスセンター (A&FRC建物番号220)のカンファレンスルーム から参加できます。 席に限りがあります。 634-3366までご連絡ください。

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Put your creativity to work at the

Ceramics Studio Get your hands dirty with fun, hands-on ceramics and pottery classes. Our spacious pottery and ceramics studios have pottery wheels available for DIY use and offer clay for purchase. With a large selection of glazes, molds, and tools, we have everything you need! We also offer plenty of ready-to-paint bisques to take home for a virtual class or fun with the family. For more class availability and info, check out our Facebook page.

Arts & Crafts 966-7347 | Bldg 435 38 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM


Arts & Crafts

1 - 20 June Buy dad a month of free shop time in the Wood Shop for $30 ($60 value)!


966-7347 | Bldg 435 @KadenaArtsAndCrafts


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

Schilling Community Center • 634-1387 | Bldg 455

Tuesday, 8 June • Picnic with Parents Friday, 11 June • Drive-In Bingo

(Registration link to be posted on FB on Monday, 7 June at 10 am)

Friday, 18 June • Games in the Garden Monday, 21 June • Community Callings First Day of Summer

(Sign up via SignUpGenius starting Tuesday, 1 June)

Visit us @KadenaCommunityCenter on Facebook for more details and to participate in our monthly Virtual Contests. SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Schilling Community Center 634-1387 | Bldg 455 40 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

4 - 8 pm

Spend the 3rd Friday of the month under the summer sky and join us for lawn games in the Schilling Garden!

Cornhole, Horseshoes, Giant Jenga®, Giant Connect 4®, Giant Tic Tac Toe


Schilling Community Center • 634-1387 | Bldg 455

As temperatures in Oki rise, please be mindful of your furry friend’s needs: • Walk in the early morning or late evening when it is cool to reduce the risk of heat stroke and burnt paws. • Since dogs can’t sweat, watch for excessive panting as a sign of heat stroke. • Do not leave your dog outside for an excessive amount of time. • Keep your dog hydrated and shaded. • If you think your dog is suffering from heat stroke, please put a cool damp towel over your dog and immediately visit your local veterinarian’s office.

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

We are looking for

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

FAMILY CHILD CARE Give Parents a Break Saturday, 19 June • 5 - 9 pm Wakaba CDC | Bldg 132 Shima No Ko SAC | Bldg 4081 Ages 6 weeks to 12 years Register by noon on Friday, 11 June. 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! Stop by Niko Niko CDC (Bldg 334), or call 634-5263 to register.

Parents’ Night Out Saturday, 19 June • 5 - 9 pm Wakaba CDC | Bldg 132 Shima No Ko SAC | Bldg 4081 Ages 6 weeks to 12 years Register by noon on Friday, 11 June. $ 20 • Per family; first-come, first-served If you don’t qualify for a referral but still need a break, Parents’ Night Out is for you! For just $20, you can participate as well. Parents’ Night Out is open to all ranks and services, but spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by Niko Niko CDC (Bldg 334), or call 634-5263 to register.





Science • Technology • Engineering • Mathematics

Friday, 11 June • Niko Niko and Wakaba CDCs 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.

Parent Education

First Thursday of the Month 11:30 am - 12:30 pm • Wakaba CDC This month has a focus on Challenging Behaviors.

Literacy Wednesdays

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

CYP Spotlight Chaylee has been babysitting for five years. Just beginning her career in Child and Youth Programs, Chaylee is learning how children are different and the positive impact she could have in their life.


Reading COLORS your world!

11 June - 31 July Online Registration open now!

kadenaafblibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 Have you signed up for the Summer Reading Program yet? There’s still time! Log your minutes in Beanstack to earn prizes. Those needing assistance in signing up or those needing more information can contact the staff at Kadena Base Library. There will be weekly prizes for the top readers!

Kadena Library

634-1502 | Bldg 451 Mon - Wed: 10 am - 8 pm Thu - Sun: 10 am - 6 pm 31 May (Memorial Day): Closed



The DLAB (Defense Language Aptitude Battery) has a time limit of two hours, contains over 120 questions (audio/visual), and there is a six-month waiting period for retests. The DLPT (Defense Language Proficiency Test) is a computer-based test with a time limit of 3 hours per modality (reading/listening). Retests are available after 6 months.

DoD SkillBridge Briefing

Friday, 18 June • 11 am Bldg 59 • Room 210 Sign up at https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/er/0752/SitePages/Home.aspx DoD SkillBridge website: dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov

Upcoming PME Courses:

CMSA 21H • 7 - 18 June SNCOA 21F • 8 July - 11 August


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



YOUTH CENTER Summer Field Day Friday, 11 June • 2 - 5 pm Ages 9 - 12 Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of a fun summer! Come have fun with your friends playing games and eating delicious treats!

Membership Appreciation Day Friday, 25 June • 3:30 pm Ages 9 - 12 Join us as we recognize our youths’ outstanding accomplishments and birthdays from the month of June, say hello to our new members, and goodbye to those leaving. Come enjoy fun games, snacks, and a chance to win prizes!

21 - 24 June • Camp Week 2 MON TUE WED THU


Youth Center

634-0500 | Bldg 1849 46 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

Art Club at the Eisa Museum • Noon - 3 p Tournament Day • Noon - 2 pm Bowling at Emery Lanes • 10 am - Noon Okuma Beach • 10 am - 4 pm $ 50 • Youth Center Members

14 - 17 June • Camp Week 1 MON TUE WED THU

Botanical Gardens • Noon - 3 pm Tournament Day • Noon - 2 pm Bowling at Emery Lanes • 10 am - Noon Ice Skating at Southern Hill • 10 am - 4 pm $ 45 • Youth Center Members


28 June - 1 July • Camp Week 3 MON TUE WED THU

• Maximum of 24 participants per camp. • All activities will depart from and return to the Youth Center. • Registration starts 17 May for all June camps at the Youth Center. • Participants should bring extra $/yen for food and snacks. • Events and times are subject to change.

Baba Park • Noon - 3 pm Tournament Day • Noon - 2 pm Bowling at Emery Lanes • 10 am - Noon Beach activities at Torii • 10 am - 4 pm $ 35 • Youth Center Members


SOCCER SIGN-UPS 1 - 30 June • $65 Ages 5 - 6 | 7 - 8 | 9 - 10 | 11 - 12 | 13 - 15 Season • 27 August - 23 October Registration will be online through WEBTRAC. If you don’t have an account, email us at YouthSports@ kadenafss.com. If you know the primary email address assigned to your account, go to https:// portal.kadenaevents.com




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Bored at home? Check out the new

The Teen Center offers different spaces to provide many options of recreation!

Thrill Zone

Pool table, air hockey table, Ping-Pong table, Xbox, Playstation 4

Chill Zone

Computers for homework during Power Hour; board games; DJ booth with guitar, drums, and keyboard; Wii and Playstation 4

Real Zone

Art supplies, canvases, sewing supplies, and creativity!

Weekly Clubs

Dungeons and Dragons, Keystone (a leadership club), SMART Moves (Teens engage in discussion and role-playing, practicing resilience and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills, and analyzing media and peer influence), STEM, and Art Club.

Recreation Hours

School Days Mon & Wed - Fri 2 - 6 pm Tue 1 - 6 pm Sat & Sun Closed


Mon - Fri

Summer Hours Noon - 6 pm No School & Half Days Mon - Fri Noon - 6 pm

10 am - 6 pm


Teen Center

634-1305 | Bldg 439


End of School Party

Thursday, 10 June • 3 pm Free • Members | $1 • Nonmembers

The end of school is finally here! Come celebrate the end of another school year and beginning of summer vacation at the Teen Center. We will have games, music and food after school.  

Father’s Day Friday, 18 June

Celebrate Father’s Day early on 18 June and spend some quality time with your dad playing pool, air hockey, foosball, and video games at the Teen Center.

Summer Fun Camp

21 - 25 June Register by Monday, 14 June

Join us for a week full of summer fun. We’ll start the week off with some fun in the sun at Hagerstrom Pool followed by ice skating on Wednesday, and finishing off the week strong with bouldering. If you are interested in joining in on the fun, please stop by the Teen Center for more information. Registration by Monday, 14 June, is required.

Field Trips

Bored at home? Come tag along with friends on a fun adventure. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and be the first to get all the details on our upcoming summer field trips and camps.

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

CLUBS & DINING Kadena Officers’ Club

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

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 - 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


Breakfast/Lunch Dinner Holidays & Breakfast/Lunch Family Days Dinner 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

8 am - 2 pm 4 pm - 9 pm 7 am - 2 pm 4 pm - 9:30 pm

Kadena: 966-7366 Daily To-Go Kadena: 966-7360

11 am - 11 pm 11 am - 2:30 am

Johnson Dining Facility

AirPower Café

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

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

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

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

Bldg. 337


JP: 036-868-2210 11 am - 10 pm JP: 036-868-2209 Bldg. 843

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

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

Marshall Dining Facility

Bldg. 178

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

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


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

Tee House Restaurant

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

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

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

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

Kadena: 634-2228 Mon - Fri Family Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McDaniel Center

Kadena: 632-7829 Family Days

Military Personnel Section

Bldg. 3445 Closed Bldg. 721B

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

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

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

Post Office

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

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

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

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

Cell: 090-6868-3810

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

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

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

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 - 8 pm 10 am - 6 pm

Kadena: 966-7347 Mon - Thu Fri - Sun Ceramics Shop 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

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

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

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 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

Wed - Sun Owari Lounge

6 am - 7:30 pm Closed

Chibana Golf Course

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

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

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

Habu Fitness Center

Bldg. 499

Sat, Sun, & Family Days

6 am - 2 pm 3 - 10 pm Closed

Kadena: 634-3866 Mon - Fri

Kadena Information, Tickets, & Travel

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

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

Kadena Library

Kadena: 634-1502 Mon - Wed Thu - Sun

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

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

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

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

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 Okuma Outdoor Recreation Daily

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

Outdoor Recreation

Bldg. 614 Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Rental Equipment Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri 10 am - 6 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 8 am - 3 pm Wed Closed Reservation for Flea Market & Parks Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Paintball Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Paintball Rec Play Reservation only Kadena Aquatics Kadena: 634-6425 See kadenafss.com/recreation/aquatics for hours. Fairchild Pool Available for lap swim only. Mon - Fri 5 am - 7 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 9 am - 1 pm Hagerstrom Pool Mon - Fri 11 am - 6 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 10 am - 6 pm

Risner Fitness Center Bldg. 109 Open daily 4 am - 1 pm & 2 - 10 pm (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). Kadena: 634-5128 Risn’ Shine Mon - Fri 7 am - 1 pm 2 - 8 pm Sat 9 am - 1 pm Sun Closed Massage Therapy Kadena: 634-5129 Daily 7:30 am - 7:30 pm Risner Sports Pro Shop & Tennis Center Kadena: 966-7431 Mon - Fri Sat & Sun

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

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

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

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

Child Development Centers

Bldg. 439 9 am - 3 pm

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

School Age Care

Himawari School Age Care Kadena: 632-0202

Bldg. 334

8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 9 am Bldg. 439

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

5:45 am - 6 pm Bldg. 4081

School Liaison Office

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

Kadena: 634-2231 Mon - Fri

Teen Center

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

5:45 am - 6 pm

Bldg. 439

Youth Center

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

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

Kadena: 634-1384 Office Mon - Fri

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

Noon - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm

Note: Hours are subject to change.

“Tsuyu”: Rainy Season by Meagan Abell


une is the month when Japan enters the rainy season, which is called “tsuyu.” The season starts south in Okinawa in early May and gradually travels north with the rain front through mid-June. Many of us might remember the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” but here in Okinawa, May showers bring June flowers! MayJune is also the season for hydrangea. Yohena Hydrangea Garden in northern Okinawa’s Motobu is a popular outing to see the beautiful blooms! The garden typically opens early to mid-May and stays open for tourists until late June. If you find yourself stuck inside due to gloomy weather and looking for ways to entertain your little ones this summer, here is a fun tradition you can share with your kiddos. “Teru teru bozu,” or the “rain rain go away” craft, is a doll handmade using white cloth to ward off rain! While the tradition originated with Japanese farmers hanging the dolls outside their windows, it has become a tradition with kiddos as they wish for sunshine in the summer months. The dolls, reminiscent of little white ghosts, may start popping up in windows in June, so be on the lookout!



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