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RAMEN BOWL Kadena’s newest

restaurant is now open! Check out all the Spring Break fun! Banyan Tree Golf Course is hosting a tournament

MARCH 2021

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


Pages 5 - 17 Airman & Family Readiness Center Arts & Crafts Center Karing Kennels Schilling Community Center Kadena Library Family Child Care Youth Sports & Fitness Youth Center Teen Center Child Development Center Education & Training Center

TRAVEL Pages 20 - 23 Okuma Beach Kadena ITT

RECREATION Pages 24 - 35


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

FSS SPOTLIGHT Pages 30 - 33


Emery Lanes Bowling Center

FOOD Pages 36 - 39 Chili’s Limited Time Offers



Pages 40 - 47 Officers’ Club Rocker Enlisted Club

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

Editor’s Letter

Deputy Commander Capt David F. Dinero

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


ey Readers, welcome to the March Venture! We are always grateful that you choose to pick up and read about events with us. March is a favorite month for us because it is the gateway to summer! Here in beautiful Okinawa, we get the best of both worlds — enjoyable Spring weather, with beaches and plenty of sun, and summer tourism, which will kick off a little later. Be sure to take advantage of discounts around the island, like the Sweet Cabana Deal at Okuma! (page 20) March also means Spring Break! If you are trying to decide what to do with your kids during their spring break from school, be sure to check pages 18 - 19 for a list of activities!

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

If you are looking for a new place to try for dinner, Kadena has added a ramen shop! The Ramen Bowl, conveniently located inside Emery Lanes, is open and ready for business. Read about what entails Ramen on pg 40 - 41, and all about what Emery Lanes has to offer in our FSS Spotlight on pages 30 - 33! We have tons of other options if you think March is the month you will explore outside. Outdoor Rec, Kadena Marina, and ITT all have great information about pandemic-friendly adventures that offer safe social distancing options as well as fresh air. Enjoy this issue of Venture Magazine, and remember, as you are venturing out, tag us on Instagram, @KadenaFSS, and use #Findsomethingspecial. We can’t wait to follow along, and potentially feature you right here!

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

Meagan Abell Writer/Editor


Save, Invest, and TSP Wednesday, 17 March • 9:30 - 11 am Call to register at 634-3366 Do you want your money to work for you? It’s not too late to straighten out your investing strategies and establish goals to help reach your dream vacation, purchase a home, or plan for retirement. Through understanding your personal financial behaviors and identifying your net worth, our Personal Financial Counselor can assist you in identifying the best savings and investing strategies to help you reach your full potential.

Pre-Separation Counseling Wednesdays, 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 March 9 - 11:30 am Register by Monday the week of class by calling 634-3366 Pre-separation counseling is one of the first parts of the mandated Transition Assistance Program for all separating and retiring service members. Learn about your benefits and entitlements before you separate to ensure a positive transition. All participants must register ahead of time by calling the A&FRC. Immigrant Visa I-130 Petition Information Session (Virtual) Tuesday, 16 March • 10 am RSVP to NahaIV@state.gov required Provided by the U.S. Consulate in Naha in virtual (Zoom Government). The AFRC will provide a seat in their conference room (first come first serve) for those who do not have a PC/smartphone to use. To reserve a seat, call 634-3366. Newcomers Orientation Wednesdays, 3, 17, & 31 March 8 am - 4 pm For those pre-registered, sign-in starts 7 - 7:50 am Register on SharePoint: https://kadena.eis.pacaf. af.mil/18MSG/18FSS/FSH/SitePages/Home.aspx This is your one-stop shop to get you settled on Kadena AB. Representatives from 18th Medical Group, Finance Office, Wing Safety, Inspector General, and more will be available to answer all of your questions and to ensure your smooth transition. Mandatory for military members only. Seating is limited to 40 participants and registration is required. Understanding Spouse Employment Thursday, 18 March • 1 - 3 pm Register by Monday, 15 March by calling 634-3366 Would you like to be informed of employment, education, and volunteer opportunities in the area? Would you like to understand the differences between agencies and how and where to apply? If you want to connect, network, and find supporting resources, please join us for the Understanding Spouse Employment! Representatives from CPO and NAF HRO will be there to field your questions. Seating is limited to 10 participants and registration is required.

Airman & Family Readiness Center 643-3366 | Bldg 220




ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER Ceramics Shop 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 bisque to take home for a virtual class or fun with the family. For more class availability and information, check out our Facebook page.

Fr a m e S h o p Whatever your framing needs, we can help! From family photos to uniquely sized paintings, we provide custom matting and frames that are sure to make your art and photos look beautiful. We also offer ready-made frames if you’d like to do it yourself!

Graphic Shop

Craft Store

Wood Shop

From custom plaques and awards to mugs and passport covers, see us for all of your personalized gift-giving needs! We offer custom laser work, computerized engraving, and state-of-the-art sublimation to create personalized gifts or anything you might need.

Our craft store features home decor, vinyl, fine art, basic craft, and kid’s craft supplies. We also have a DIY room where you can use our sewing, Cricut, and lamination machines!

Check out our full-service wood shop with state-of-the-art equipment and an atmosphere that allows you to work at your own pace with enough room for large projects.*

Arts & Crafts 966-7347 | Bldg 435

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Need some balloons for your event? Visit our Balloon Corner and check out our collection of themed and colorful mylar and latex balloons!

We also offer customer woodworking services! Our skilled team of craftsmen can customize a variety of woodworking projects for you including shadow boxes, corn hole boards, and even custom furniture! *Participants must pass our safety class prior to using the equipment.

Spring into step with Karing Kennels training retail. Stop by from 10 am - 6 pm to see our training leashes, treats, and toys.

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


15 - 22 March Post a photo of you at your favorite Okinawan café to win an amazing prize! Follow the Kadena Schilling Facebook page for more information. SUBJECT TO CHANGE Schilling Community Center • 634-1387 | Bldg 455

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

SUBJECT TO CHANGE Schilling Community Center • 634-1387 | Bldg 455 8


Do you have a Library card? If not, the Kadena Library is ready to help! • Computer Lab & Printing *Up to 30 free prints per day

• Board Games Available • Telescope Checkout • Free Online Courses • Free Streaming Services

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


Family Happenings Give Parents a Break Saturday, 20 March • 5 - 9 pm Niko Niko CDC | Building 334 Himawari SAC | Building 439 Ages 6 weeks to 12 years Register by noon on Friday, 12 March. Give Parents a Break is designed to provide child care to active duty Air Force families with deployed or TDY spouses and those with special hardships. Sign up to take advantage of this great resource and give yourself a break! Please stop by building 132 or call 632-7420 to register.

Parents’ Night Out

Deployment Care The Air Force provides 16 hours of child care per child pre-deployment, 16 hours each month the member is deployed, and 16 hours post-deployment. For example, if a member has orders for a six-month deployment, he/ she is eligible for 16 hours pre-deployment, 96 hours during deployment, and 16 hours post-deployment equal to 128 hours of care. The original program provided only 48 hours of child care per child. The process to request care has not changed.

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

Eligibility requirements: • Member of the Military Service • Active Duty or Reserve/Guard Member in Active Status • Assigned to or working on the installation • Deployed in support of a contingency operation • Deployed for a minimum of 30 calendar days or personnel who routinely deploy on a short-term basis (cumulative of 30 days in a six-month period) • Copy of deployment orders • Completed AF FCC Expanded Child Care Request Please contact the Family Child Care in building 1850 or via phone at 643-0514 for more information. SUBJECT TO CHANGE 10 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

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Summer Hire Program 21 June - 13 August SOFA status US citizen students on Okinawa Application period • 8 - 19 March 2021 Summer Hire Program is coming! Parttime (20 hours per week) Clerk and Laborer Positions are available at various activities on Kadena Air Base. To apply, visit https://kadenafss.com/career/ civilian-personnel-section/ Eligibility: Must be a SOFA-status US citizen college or school-age dependent age 14 - 22 of DoD military or US-appropriated fund, NAF, or AAFES civilian employees. For more information please call Kadena Civilian Personnel Office at 634-2228.


Coming this summer! Ages 8 - 15 Session 1 14 June - 2 July Session 2 6 - 23 July Session 3 26 July - 13 August

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YOUTH CENTER Torch Club presents National Kick Butts Day Tuesday, 2 March • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Youth ages 9 - 12 National Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up, and seize control against tobacco. Together, youth members will create a poster to support the National Kick Butts campaign.

Art Club celebrates International Woman’s Day Monday, 8 March • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Youth ages 9 - 12 Join Art Club in creating portraits of women who have empowered you in your lives.

Passport to Manhood celebrates St. Patty’s Day Wednesday, 17 March • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Youth ages 9 - 12 Join Passport to Manhood in celebrating St. Patty’s by participating in a themed scavenger hunt. Youth will practice team-building skills and work together to complete the scavenger hunt.


Youth Center 634-0500 | Bldg 1849


Spring Break Spirit Week 29 MARCH - 2 APRIL • YOUTH AGES 9 - 12

Let’s kick off Spring Break with a fun filled spirit week! Monday - Crazy Sock Day Tu e s d a y - Fa vo r i t e Te a m D a y We d n e s d a y - P a j a m a D a y Thursday - Tie Dye Day Fr i d a y - S n o w C o n e D a y

Teen Center Mario Kart™ Tournament Teens age 13 - 18 Wednesday, 10 March • 3 pm Pay homage to everyone’s favorite moustachioed character and Nintendo® game during Mario Day (yes — it’s a thing … look it up!) Compete in our double-elimination tournament for a chance to win a trophy!

St. Paddy’s Day Scavenger Hunt Teens age 13 - 18 Wednesday, 17 March • 3 pm Test out your Luck of the Irish by participating in our facility scavenger hunt! Green attire a prerequisite — no lone green stripe on a sock will suffice! Prizes while supplies last!

Writer’s Block Teens age 13 - 18 Every Friday • 3 pm Come weave your story with us every Friday. Find your voice whether it is spoken or the written word. Supportive and creative inclusive participation will abound!

Monday, 15 March • 4 pm Ages 13 - 18 Bring out your inner math geek (or just pretend!) as we give thanks to this mighty constant by cutting and consuming copious amounts of pizza while measuring to find the leftover portion!


Teen Center 634-1305 | Bldg 439


Parent Education Lunch and Learn Thursday, 4 March • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Wakaba CDC Come over on your lunch hour to participate in this month’s Lunch and Learn! March is centered around “Language and literacy for young children.”

Child Development Centers Literacy Wednesday Every Wednesday • 9 - 10:30 am Niko and Wakaba CDC All parents, organizations, and volunteers are welcome to come read to the kids! Books will be provided!


CYP SPOTLIGHT Maria has been a Child and Youth Program Assistant for five years. Maria enjoys seeing the children and families happy and knowing parents trust her with their child.

Science • Technology • Engineering • Arts • Mathematics Friday, 12 March • 3:30 pm Niko and Wakaba CDC Every month on the second Friday, children at the CDC will participate and explore in new STEAM activities. These activities are designed to help children learn and practice their cognitive skills, which can be applied to their daily life.


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

DoD SkillBridge Briefing Friday, 19 March • 11 am Kadena Education & Training office, 2nd floor WAPS testing room What is SkillBridge? Looking for your next career step after your military service? Discover opportunities to participate in training and development with industry and employers who are seeking the high-quality skills that you bring to the table. The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for you to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. For our Kadena Airmen, DoD SkillBridge provides an invaluable chance to work and learn in a civilian career of YOUR choice while on PTDY by connecting you with industry partners in real-world job experiences. DoD SkillBridge website: https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/index.htm

For more information, send an email to christopher.eagan.1@us.af.mil. Recently completed your SEJPME? Send a copy of your certificate to kadena.pmemanagementoffice@us.af.mil to have it updated in your records!



ITT 29 March - 2 April Monday, 29 March Whale Watching• 8 am - 1:30 pm Tuesday, 30 March Bios on the Hill & Cave Okinawa 9 am - 3:30 pm Tots Day at Dino Park, Neo Park, & Pineapple Park • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Wednesday, 31 March Whale Watching • 8 am - 1:30 pm Thursday, 1 April Forest Adventure Zip-lining • Noon - 4 pm Middle Okinawa • 9 am - 3:30 pm Friday, 2 April Scenic North • 8 am - 3:30 pm Valley of Gangala & Okinawa World 9 am - 4 pm See pages 22 - 23 for details on these tours!

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MARINA 27 March - 4 April 10 • Per event Kayak races and paddle board basics, beach walks and marina history talks, tide pool bingo and fishing lingo, shell hunting and sun loving -— these are the things that a great spring break is made of! We have events planned for kids aged 9 to 99, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on our Spring Break sun, sea, and beach staycation activities.


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OKUMA 26 March - 4 April Welcome the spring sunshine by participating in outdoor activities, camp under the stars, and let the good times roll. Find the full list of spring break activities at facebook.com/theokumabeach See page 20 for details!

OUTDOOR RECREATION 30 March - 2 April Do you need something fun to do during spring break? Let Outdoor Rec take you on some awesome adventures around Kadena! Adventure Pack 1 • Ages 4 - 10 • $60 Tuesday, 30 March - Hiking at Indy Jones Wednesday, 31 March - Cycling at Comprehensive Park Thursday, 1 April - Hiking Mt. Ishikawa Friday, 2 April - Sea Kayaking and SUP at Marina Adventure Pack 2 • Ages 11 & over • $100 Tuesday, 30 March - Paintball Party Wednesday, 31 March - Archery Tag Thursday, 1 April - Disc Golf Tournament Friday, 2 April - Archery Clinic

YOUTH CENTER 29 March - 2 April Youth Ages 9 - 12 Let’s kick off Spring Break with a fun filled spirit week! MON, 29 MAR - Crazy Sock Day TUE, 30 MAR - Favorite Team Day WED, 31 MAR - Pajama Day THU, 1 APR - Tie Dye Day FRI, 2 APR - Snow Cone Day


OKUMA BEACH WEEKEND Friday, 12 March 7 pm • Family Bingo Saturday, 13 March 5 - 8:30 pm Enjoy a Shepherd’s Pie dinner. 5 - 9 pm Kiddie Disco and Street performance

Spring Break at Okuma 26 March - 4 April Welcome the spring sunshine by participating in outdoor activities, camp under the stars, and let the good times roll. Find the full list of spring break activities at facebook.com/theokumabeach

Color Run

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, 27 March Registration 4 pm Race starts 5:30 pm Let us make your run colorful! 1.5 miles • All ages $ 13 (includes registration fee and t-shirt)

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

SUBJECT TO CHANGE Okuma Beach • 631-1990 | Surfside Grill & Bar • 631-1805 Reservations • 631-1991 | Located 51 miles north of Kadena AB 20 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

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e have been overwhelmed with all the beautiful images you have shared with us this month! Getting to experience the Cherry Blossom Season along with you was by far our favorite. Here are a few of the top picks from us. The best part of being on this amazing little island is getting out in nature and experiencing all the different seasons and all the beautiful colors that come with it! (Hydrangea fields, anyone?) Maybe next month we will feature (hint hint!) your favorite vending machines? If you see a beautiful hand-painted vending machine, be sure to let us know! We would love to feature it! This month we have a beautiful image shared with us on Instagram by user @VictoriaaKoch looking at the beautiful scenery that comes along with cherry blossom season. We don’t know what we love better, her cute style or the pretty blooms! Keeping it a family affair with his four-legged friend, Susie, we love that user @jdm0679 captured this precious picture! Her sweet face is complimented by the beautiful pink petals at the Nago Castle Ruins. As @Daniellereadslikealot walks through a tunnel of blooms, all we feel is envy! You can almost smell the florals and feel the breeze! Thank you for tagging us! As always, be safe and practice social distancing, and tag us to share your adventures!

We can’t wait to follow your adventures!

TRAVEL Southeast Botanical Gardens Illuminations Ages 60 & over • ¥1,100 Ages 19 - 59 • ¥1,800 Ages 16 - 18 • ¥1,100 Ages 6 - 15 • ¥600 Tickets are still on sale until May, so be sure to stop by!


29 Marc Forest Adventure Zip-lining Ages 10 & over • ¥3,500 Spend the day in the trees on this jungle adventure course with stunning ocean views. This is a fun and exciting day out with zip-lining, hiking paths, and an obstacle course. Individual tickets on sale now!

YYY on Ie Island 27 - 29 March Includes: return transfers, return ferry crossing, two-night stay, island tour, half-board, and English speaking tour escort. Contact ITT for pricing and more information!


Kadena ITT 966-7333 | Bldg 455 Inside Schilling Community Center Email: ITT@KadenaFSS.com @KadenaITT 22 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

MON Whale Watching • 8 am - 1:30 pm 29 MAR $50 • Ages 13 & over | $35 • Ages 4 - 12

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TUE Bios on the Hill* & Cave Okinawa • 9 am - 3:30 pm 30 MAR $38 • Ages 13 & over | $28 • Ages 4 - 12 $ 5 • Ages 3 & under Tots Day at Dino Park,* Neo Park,* & Pineapple Park 8:30 am - 2:30 pm $ 31 • Ages 19 & over | $26 • Ages 16 - 18 $ 19 • Ages 4 - 15 | $5 • Ages 3 & under WED Whale Watching • 8 am - 1:30 pm 31 MAR $50 • Ages 13 & over | $35 • Ages 4 - 12 THU Forest Adventure Zip-lining* • Noon - 4 pm 1 APR $40 • Ages 10 & over Middle Okinawa • 9 am - 3:30 pm 30 • Ages 19 & over | $25 • Ages 13 - 18 $ 20 • Ages 6 - 12 | $5 • Ages 5 & under $

FRI Scenic North • 8 am - 3:30 pm 2 APR $30 • Ages 13 & over | $20 • Ages 6 - 12 $ 5 • Ages 5 & under Valley of Gangala & Okinawa World* • 9 am - 4 pm 50 • Ages 13 & over | $25 • Ages 4 - 12 $ 5 • Ages 3 & under $

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TOURNAMENT Saturday, 13 March $ 50 • Per person Register by Wednesday, 10 March

This two-person tournament’s format features a 6-hole scramble, 6-hole best ball, and 6-hole alternate shot. Please sign up by the deadline to avoid a late fee.

*Price does not include green or cart fees SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Banyan Tree Golf Course 966-7321 | Bldg 12



St. Patrick’s Day Special

10 OFF Roadside Service



Free Battery & Alternator Test

15 - 17 March Don’t get stranded on the side of the road! Stop by and let us check your battery and alternator for free. Service provided as manpower allows.

Tip of the Month: Stay Charged Make sure your battery and alternator are functioning properly! Avoid that panicked “I need a jump start!” call to the Auto Hobby shop by having us test your battery and alternator.

16 - 20 March

Hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to not need our service, but if you didn’t pack your four-leaf clover, we’ll help you out! Enjoy $10 off lockouts and jump starts over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

U-WRENCH IT Oil Change Class

Wednesday, 10 March Free • Register at least one day prior Save yourself some money by learning how to change your own oil! You’ll find that the process is not that difficult or time-consuming, and you’ll get to see what your car looks like from underneath.

Fluid Check Class Wednesday, 24 March Ages 16 & over Free • Register at least one day prior Fluids are a very important part of your vehicle’s performance as they keep everything running smoothly, prevent overheating, and make turning easier. Let us show you how to check them!

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


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SALE Tuesday, 16 March • 10 am - 6 pm Find your pot of golden savings at the end of the Marina’s rainbow! The weather is getting nicer and it’s time to gear up! Enjoy 17% OFF the entire store, and spend over $500 to be entered to win one of five golden tickets to allow you and a guest the opportunity to book a single dive trip of your choice before the Venture schedule is released. *Sale excludes PADI and ASA items, and Club Memberships do not stack.

International Women’s Day Dive Sunday, 7 March • Noon $ 15 • Per person Looking to feel more confident when it is your turn to lead a dive? Connect with one of our knowledgeable PADI professionals as we gather together to empower new and seasoned divers alike! Join us to review skills and share some tricks and tips to bring your leadership skills to the next level. Don’t just lean in, dive in!

Spring Break! 27 March - 4 April | $10 • Per event Kayak races and paddle board basics, beach walks and marina history talks, tide pool bingo and fishing lingo, shell hunting and sun loving -— these are the things that a great spring break is made of! We have events planned for kids ages 9 to 99, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for the most up-to-date info on our Spring Break sun, sea, and beach staycation activities.

Can You See the Rainbow from 100 Feet Below? 1 - 31 March Ready to dive deeper into your scuba diving experience? Purchase your PADI Advanced Open Water eLearning Class and the PADI Deep eLearning class at the same time and save a bundle! Peak your performance, search for the latest adventure, and navigate to a deeper understanding as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver with a PADI Deep Diver specialty.

Kadena Marina Dive Shop • 036-868-2228 Harbor • 036-868-2282 Bldg 3500 @KadenaFSSMarina SUBJECT TO CHANGE


15 - 26 March

Be prepared for pool season by learning how to swim! Open to all ages, each swim lesson curriculum consists of eight 30-minute sessions for a total of four hours that are held Monday - Thursday with Friday as a back-up day. We provide lessons for all ages and levels of experience, including adults. Open to all SOFA and dependents. Please register with Outdoor Recreation. Parent & Child (ages 4 & under) • $50 Introduces basic skills to both parents and children. Parents learn water safety and how to safely work with their child in the water as well as how to support and encourage their children to participate in the skills taught. Children are introduced to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim and being comfortable in the water.

Preschool (ages 6 & under) • $75 Children are introduced to safe practices and aquatic skills, while developing confidence in the water. The skills taught throughout the course will gradually challenge children and help to start development of independent locomotion and coordination. Children will gain confidence over greater distances and deeper water.

Learn to Swim Series Levels 1 - 6 Ages 5 & over • $75 per series Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills 2 - Fundamental Aquatics Skills 3 - Stroke Development 4 - Stroke Improvement 5 - Stroke Refinement 6 - Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Adult Lessons • $100 Participants can choose a 30-minute time slot between 11 am - 6:30 pm. Instructors will work with participants one-on-one to assess their needs and create a lesson plan accordingly.


Swim Lessons

Life Guard Course 1 - 12 March | 29 March - 2 April $ 125 Gain skills and knowledge that could help save a life and put them toward a job that is both enjoyable and fulfilling! The minimum age to participate is 15 (or 16 to be eligible for employment). There will be a prerequisite test on the first day which will determine if you are qualified to continue in the course. For more information, please contact Kadena Aquatics at 634-6425.

Coming Soon: Swim Meet! Do you want to test your skills with some friendly competition? Kadena Aquatics will be hosting a swim meet for all skill levels in April. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and upcoming issues of Venture magazine for more information!

Aquatics 634-6425 Fairchild Pool • Bldg 1988 @KadenaAquatics SUBJECT TO CHANGE

R E C R E AT I O N Camping & Whale Watching at Nagannu Island 6 - 7 March $ 220 • Ages 12 & over $ 200 • Ages 4 - 11 Nagannu Island is part of Kerama National Park. This is the perfect time of year to camp under the stars and see the whales in their migration! Tour is subject to the latest CSD. Snorkeling with Whale Sharks Saturday, 20 March • 8 - 11 am Ages 8 & over $ 99 • Includes guide and entry fee Come snorkel above these gentle giants for an opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the most intriguing creatures in the ocean. Swim with Whales 4, 11, & 18 March • 6:30 am - 4 pm $ 220 • Ages 12 & over (includes guide & boat fee) Join us on a new adventure! If you have your SCUBA certification, join us to swim with wild whales in the beautiful Okinawan waters. Space is limited. Hiking, Cycling, and Camping at Okuma 26 - 28 March $ 100 • First person ages 12 & over $ 50 • Next guest ages 12 & over Free • Ages 11 & under On the first day, we will cycle to a popular waterfall and show you how to set up your campsite. On the second day, we will hike and explore Okuma. We will watch a movie on the lawn and play yard games! Sea Kayak & Annual Azalea Festival Sunday, 14 March • 7 am - 2 pm $ 70 • Ages 12 & over $ 40 • Ages 4 - 11 Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Azalea Festival in Higashi Village! Afterward, we will kayak the mangrove and bay.

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Outdoor Recreation

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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 28 VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM

Come to Outdoor Rec to see, try, and enjoy some of the awesome equipment and programming we have available! Paintball, bounce houses, yard games, disc golf, and so much more!

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

Kid-Friendly Hiking Wednesdays Mt. Atta (in Forest Park) Wednesday, 10 March • 8:30 am - 1 pm $ 25 • Ages 16 & over | $10 • Ages 6 - 15 Free • Ages 3 - 5 We start on one side of the mountain to a ridge with breathtaking views, then follow the trail back down the opposite side of next to a stream. Mt. Ishikawa Wednesday, 24 March • 8:30 am - 1 pm $ 25 • Ages 16 & over | $10 • Ages 6 - 15 Free • Ages 3 - 5 This one is for your adventurous side. There’s ropes and rock climbing, ending with a 360° view from a tower!

Happy Friday Cycling Tours Cycling Nago Tour Friday, 5 March • 8 am - 2 pm $ 40 • Ages 12 & over | $5 • Bicycle rental Cycle by the seaside! Bike through Nago and experience the amazing sights and sounds of the city. Cycling from Okuma to Cape Hedo Saturday, 13 March • 7 am - 4 pm $ 50 • Ages 12 & over | $5 • Bicycle rental See the peaceful and gorgeous northern part of Okinawa! The ride is approximately 25 miles, and is an out-and-back style structure.

Coming Up Tour de Tama Mountain Bike Race 23 - 26 April $ 710 Join us in this mountain bike race presented by Yokota Air Base Outdoor Recreation! We are going to stay at Tama-Hills inside the air base, which has plenty of other fun activities to do as well! Space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Kadena ODR. Bike Race: Hill Climb to Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station 4 - 7 June Don’t worry about transportation or booking the hotel, just focus on enjoying riding in the beautiful scenery! Space is limited. Please contact Kadena ODR for more information.




ES bowling center

by Meagan Abell


ocated right here on Kadena, Emery Lanes Bowling Center houses a little something for everyone! Recreation, (Have you heard of Clutch Bowling?) food, space for events, did we mention food? Also, a pro shop! Let’s start with the basics — bowling! Indoor, socially distant, you can have a team or go solo. Really, are there any downsides? Emery Lanes hosts leagues, so if you are looking to join, be sure to stop by and see about the requirements. The bowling center also offers great specials on Mondays for the Single Airman Program. From 5:30 - 9:30 pm, single airmen can get three games free, plus shoes! The Single Airmen Program is an excellent opportunity to wind down from busy workdays. You can reserve lanes, or you can pop in and see if they have availability, but a good time is guaranteed while you strive for that perfect score! Kelly Baumgardner, the manager of Emery Lanes Bowling Center, said that his favorite feature at the facility is Clutch Bowling, and let us tell you, he is not wrong! Half of the bowling center offers you an interactive experience with top-of-the-line graphics! Clutch bowling allows the player to cast images on the lane that are reactive to his or her bowling ball’s movement. Accessible by a phone app, you can send your ball blazing through the solar system like a rocket, crash it through blocks, knock over robots, or enjoy the flutter of flower petals. Whatever you choose, the imagery adds a fun element of interaction.

If you are looking at making the Emery Lanes a permanent fixture in your social rotation, you will need gear to go along with it. The facility offers a pro shop full of all your basic needs. If you are looking for the perfect weight and finger size for a customized ball, they can help you! Professional shoes and a sturdy bag to carry? Absolutely. The friendly staff is more than happy to assist in whatever you are looking for, whether you are a newbie or an experienced bowler. After all the shopping and bowling, you are sure to work up an appetite. Emery Lanes has two restaurants located on-site. With the ability to order right from your lane, Strikers Café can give you some of the best pub-style food. Burgers, chicken wings, a sandwich, or something smaller like mozzarella sticks or a pretzel. Baumgardner makes sure that every month they feature a unique burger! March is proudly showcasing a Breakfast Burger, but some past faves were the Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger or the Thanksgiving Sandwich. The newest feature for Strikers Café is online ordering! Head to KadenaFSS.com under the “Fun” tab to see how to place your order in advance to expedite pickup; there is even a space to put your vehicle description, and they will bring it to your car! The newest restaurant on Kadena recently opened its doors right inside Emery Lanes Bowling Center — the Ramen Bowl! With traditional Japanese lanterns and banners on the outside and ambient lighting inside, you will feel like you are stepping into your favorite ramen shop right in downtown Tokyo. They boast a classic yet straightforward menu with spicy miso broth or shoyu (soy sauce) broth. You can get the works with all the toppings or have them customize to order. The ramen is the perfect option for a hearty warm or spicy meal for dine-in or takeout. Whether you are using the bowling complex or not, stop in and experience this small pop of culture right here on Kadena. Baumgardner also explained that the event space is something more patrons should utilize! If you are looking for a location to host a birthday party, family event, work outing, opt for Emery Lanes! They offer space, food options, and recreation in a central location for convenience. Be on the lookout for the Kids Bowl Free® program this summer, as well as the Single Airmen specials going on right now!

EMERY LANES bowling center



Bowl a Lucky Strike at

Emery Lanes

Single Airman Bowling Every Monday • 5:30 - 9:30 pm Single airmen of all ranks and a guest get three free games of bowling plus shoe rental!

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

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

Wednesday, 17 March

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with $1.70 games and shoes all day.

Don’t forget to wear green!

Emery Lanes

966-7303 | Bldg 113


Risner will host a St. Patty’s Day themed Virtual Fun Run! Top three male and female best times will receive a free St. Patty’s smoothie. Winners will be announced on 22 March via our Facebook page.

Shogun Functional Fitness CrossFit® Open Workouts 13, 20, & 27 March Looking for a more intense workout or curious about the functional fitness pad? We have you covered! The Risner Fitness Center will host CrossFit® open workouts for three consecutive Saturdays in March. Certified coaches will host and judge the open workouts for those that are interested. There is no need to attend the fundamentals class before hand. Please contact the front desk for more info.

Risner Fitness Center 634-5128 | Bldg 109

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

Habu Fitness Center 634-3866 | Bldg 499


Rise N’ Shine March Smoothie Luck of the Irish Mint Shake

Risner Fitness Center & Sports Complex

15 - 19 March



Chocolate chip, walnut & coconut layered bar. Topped with vanilla ice cream, walnuts and drizzled with hot fudge & caramel. $6.95

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



Around Kadena

Café Latte

NY Corned Beef and Cabbage



Enjoy the luck of the Irish with a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage! You’ll have savory corned beef and hearty cabbage with roasted potatoes and carrots.

Café Latte

Mediterranean Breakfast Burrito



This meatless, healthy breakfast burrito is full of protein and savory Mediterranean flavors. A great way to start your day!

Emery Lanes



Breakfast Burger

Fried egg, cheddar cheese, bacon, hash browns, and a hamburger patty between two slices of French toast. Served with a side of syrup or salsa.

Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill



Double Sausage and Pepper Pizza

Double the flavor! Spicy Italian Sausage and Andoule Sausage topped with sliced Green Peppers for an explosion of flavor!



Seafood Gumbo



It’s the “coldest” month of the year, so heat things up with a hot bowl of seafood gumbo! Served on a bed of rice, this dish comes with a salad and brioche roll.

Tee House

Avocado Fish Panini Sandwich



Enjoy a pressed panini grilled sandwich with fried Cod Fish, sliced avocado, tartar sauce, and Swiss cheese sandwiched with focaccia bread served warm. Make it a combo with one side dish and a medium soda.


Margherita Pizza



Semi-sweet house-made pizza sauce, fresh local basil, and creamy mozzarella.

AirPower Café



Grilled Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Basil Sauce

Fettuccine pasta, creamy Alfredo sauce, and basil sauce with grilled chicken.

Okuma Beach



Teriyaki Pizza

Chicken breast, corn, mozzarella cheese, teriyaki sauce, and mayonnaise.

Rise N’ Shine



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Guide to by Meagan Abell

Ramen is a noodle soup dish that literally translates to “pulled noodles.” The dish is thought to have originated in China and was introduced to Japan in the 1660s. Traditionally, it consists of Chinese wheat noodles in a meat broth, typically flavored with miso (fermented soy bean paste) or soy sauce. However, nearly every region of Japan has its own variation of Ramen!

To Slurp or Not To Slurp?

Slurp away!!! When eating a big bowl of ramen at your favorite shop, should you go ahead and slurp your favorite noodles? Absolutely! While in America this might be considered bad table manners, in Japan, slurping and inhaling the aromas with your noodles is the correct way to enjoy ramen and most noodle dishes.


The noodles in ramen contain four main ingredients: wheat flour, salt, water, and kansui which is a type of alkaline water. Kansui is the unique factor to ramen noodle recipes and adds the yummy yellow hue we recognize! However, in some regions such as Sapporo, the alkaline water is replaced with eggs, adding a chewy texture. As far as the structure of the noodles, it depends on the shop you are in! Some are long, short, skinny, wide, crinkled, or straight. What is your favorite type of noodle? Take a picture of it and tag @KadenaFSS!


Spicy? Salty? Full of Umami? What is your choice of broth? Fortunately, there are plenty of choices. Traditionally, broths come in one of four flavor profiles. Shoyu - A clear, brown broth with a chicken or vegetable base seasoned with soy sauce. Pork, beef, or fish flavors are added in some parts of Japan.


Some common toppings on ramen: Corn (mostly on miso ramen) Chashu (sliced roasted or braised pork) Goma (sesame seeds) Menma (preserved bamboo shoots) Moyashi (bean spouts) Naruto (sliced steamed fish cake)

Shio - A clear, golden broth made of any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed and seasoned with salt.

Negi (green onion)

Miso - New to the broth flavor profiles it blends miso flavors, and chicken or fish broth and creates a hearty broth that compliments all your favorite toppings.

Ume (pickled plum)

Nori (dried seaweed) Tamago (soft-boiled or marinated hard-boiled egg)

Tonkotsu - A thick, white pork stock-based broth often flavored with chicken stock, vegetables, and/or pork fat.




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Kadena Officers’ Club


Sundays • 9:30 am - 2 pm 20.95 • ADULTS ($2 MEMBER DISCOUNT)


9.95 • AGES 5 - 12 ($1 MEMBER DISCOUNT)


3 • AGES 4 & UNDER




Enjoy some of our most popular items, including peel-and-eat shrimp, carved beef, salads, an array of breakfast and lunch items, assorted desserts, and so much more!

C L U B St. Pa tri c k’ s D a y Lunc h B uffet Wednesday, 17 March 11 am - 1:30 pm $ 12.95 • Adults ($1 Member discount) $ 6.95 • Ages 5 - 12 Join us for our lunch buffet featuring foods from the Emerald Isle. To those who get festive and wear a shamrock or St. Patrick’s Day shirt, we’ll give you a $1 discount for your holiday spirit!

Weekda y Lunc h Fa re

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

Monday - Friday • 11 am - 1:30 pm $ 12.95 • Adults ($1 Member discount) $ 6.95 • Ages 5 - 12 Free • Ages 4 & under Monday • Asian Buffet Tuesday • Mexican Buffet Wednesday • European Buffet Thursday • All-American BBQ Buffet Friday • Seafood Buffet

Dinner includes: Shrimp Scampi appetizer Soup of the Day & Salad Steak tenderloin, Salmon or Lobster tail (Choose one) Chef’s Choice Vegetables, Baked Duchess Potatoes Dessert Bottle of Champagne Bring your loved one to the Kadena Officers’ Club for a romantic dinner on your special occasion. Each of you will start off with a savory appetizer, enjoy a succulent main course, and end with a decadent dessert. Dinner includes a bottle of champagne to share!

Main t e n an ce D a y Tuesday, 9 March The Officers’ Club buffet will be closed and Café Latte will be closed for breakfast and lunch and will re-open at 4 pm.

Off ice r s ’ C lub B a rb e r S h o p Monday - Saturday • 9 am - 5 pm Get a great haircut at a terrific price, only $7! All ranks are welcome.

Kadena Officers’ Club

966-7409 | Bldg 313 Across from Shogun Inn VENTURE | KADENAFSS.COM 43


Kids 10 and under eat free off the Kids Menu with an adult menu purchase.

WEDNESDAYS at Kazoku Place

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)

5 March • Chicken adobo, white rice, and vegetable pancit 12 March • Korean beef bowl, spicy noodles, cucumber kimchee, and crab rangoon 19 March • Chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice and corn fiesta 26 March • Chicken green curry, white rice, vegetable summer roll

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




17 March Lunch Special Shepherd’s Pie Seasoned ground beef, succulent garden vegetables and mushroom gravy layered under a rich cover of mashed potatoes. Topped with cheddar cheese crunch and baked to golden brown perfection.

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

Sunday Breakfast

Wednesday, 17 March 4 pm - Close

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!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Enjoy the luck of the Irish with a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal. Available for evening dining only.

Members Only Two - Fo r - O n e S p e c i a l Tuesdays • 4 - 9 pm Each entrée comes with a choice of house salad or cup of soup, two sides, and fresh bread unless otherwise noted. Dine-in only. Not available for to-go or pick-up. • • • •

Huli Huli Chicken Hoisin-Glazed Salmon Pot Roast Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Sauce

Retiree Club Member Appreciation Friday, 26 March • 6 am - 2 pm Retirees receive an additional $1 discount in with the purchase of a full breakfast or lunch entrée. Must be a club member and show your retired military ID & active Enlisted Club Card to receive discount.

Kazoku Place will be closed until 4 pm on Monday, 8 March, due to maintenance.


Kazoku Place 966-7380 | Bldg 622

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Asia Spring Rolls

Wonton Soup

Orange Chicken

Fried Rice

Now at Hanabi’s


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

750 Night Bingo


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

Bingo Appreciation Sunday, 28 March • 7 pm


Join us for some green beer and enjoy our monthly special of Reuben Rolls!

INSIDE THE ROCKER ENLISTED CLUB Open to all ranks and services ages 18 and over. Officers must depart Hanabi’s by 9 pm daily.


A spring roll wrapper filled with chopped corn beef and sauerkraut. Served with Thousand Island dressing.

Hanabi’s will be closed until 4 pm on Monday, 8 March due to maintenance.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Banyan Tree Pizza & Grill

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

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

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

11 am - 10 pm Regular hours

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

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

Johnson Dining Facility

Bldg. 843

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

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

Marshall Dining Facility

Bldg. 178

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

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


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

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

Skoshi Rocker

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education & Training Center

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

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

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

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

Bldg. 612 7 am - 5:30 pm Closed Bldg. 706 JP: 090-6866-1517 7 am - 4 pm

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

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

McDaniel Center Kadena: 632-7829 Family Days

Military Personnel Section

Bldg. 3445 Closed Bldg. 721B

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

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

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

Family Days www.usajobs.gov


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

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

Shogun Inn

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

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

Cell: 090-6868-3810

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

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

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

Bldg. 455

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

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

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

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

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

Owari Lounge

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

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

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

Habu Fitness Center

Bldg. 499

Kadena: 634-3866 Mon - Fri Sat & Sun

6 am - 10 pm Closed

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

Kadena Information, Tickets, & Travel

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

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

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

Okuma Beach Located 51 miles north of Kadena off Route 58


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bldg. 439 9 am - 3 pm

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

5:45 am - 6 pm Bldg. 132

Family Child Care

Bldg. 1850

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

Bldg. 334

8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 9 am

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

Bldg. 439

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

5:45 am - 6 pm Bldg. 4081

Office Mon - Fri

5:45 am - 6 pm

Youth Center

School Liaison Office

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

Kadena: 634-2231 Mon - Fri

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

Bldg. 439

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

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

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

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

Noon - 6 pm Noon - 11 pm

Note: Hours are subject to change.

Available on Kadena Air Base & Torii Station

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

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