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COMMAND 18th Force Support Squadron Commander Colonel G. Brian Eddy

MARKETING Marketing Director Christine Phillipp Video Producer Att Eachus

Graphics Yoshihiro Higa Takako Uehara Yuka Kinjo Yasuhiro Nerome

Writer/Editor Rachel Kuhn

Photographer Nagi Marie Quirk

Commercial Sponsorship Maasa Migita

Web Developer Shelly Xiong


Born to wander Born to roam

Account Executives Kellie Anthony Jana Byrn Melissa Kowaluk Ruben Zaldaña Jeny Buechel




Want to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee? Come out to the Risner Fitness Center for this once in a lifetime opportunity! Participants can attend specialized seminars and watch official fights with the MMA fighters! For more information, call or stop by the Schilling Community Center.












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For information on Venture magazine, call Kadena Force Support Marketing at 634-5078 or email Interested in advertising or commercial sponsorship? Visit or email Venture magazine is designed to inform and entertain the individuals who use Kadena Force Support facilities. For article source information, please contact Kadena Force Support Marketing. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Kadena Air Base, DoD, or the U.S. Air Force. 月刊ベンチャーマガジンへの広告掲載、嘉手納基地福利厚生施 設(各種)イベントへのスポンサー支援に関するお問い合わせ先:日本語可) KADENA AIR BASE

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


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Emery Lanes • 966-7303

Valentine’s Day Special BOGO

Tuesday, 14 February • 7 am - 11 pm Buy One, Get One! Buy one game for your sweetheart and get one free! Shoes are not included.



Frameworks • 966-7353

Frameworks Presidents’ Day Sale!

18 & 19 February Receive 20% off ready-made frames. Located inside Kadena Arts & Crafts. See page 8 for details on our Valentine’s specials.

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Chippers • 966-7367

Love Birdie Special

14 - 16 February Take advantage of our sweet Valentine’s Day deal. Spend $25 or more in the Pro Shop and get 30% off a pizza for two! Located at the Chibana Golf Course. Banyan Tree Golf Course • 966-7321

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Presidents’ Day Weekend Sale

17 - 20 February Receive 10 - 30% off select items in the Banyan Tree Golf Course Pro Shop. We have friendly english speaking staff ready to assist you!

Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm Office: 098-929-1808

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GATE 2ST Liquor Store

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DJ Rawchris

• Parties • Birthdays • Weddings • any events HELP WANTED Call for a quote. 090-6857-7018 / 090-6857-6988

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Kadena Marina • 966-7345

Presidents’ Day Sale

Monday, 20 February Receive 30% off select items in the store. Discount does not apply to PADI materials. Kadena Auto Hobby • 966-7355

Couples Exchange

See page 22 for the full details on our special Valentine’s Day deal!

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Teen Center • Jersey Day & Flag Football Tournament

Give Parents a Break & Parents’ Day Out

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Youth Center • Make a Friend Day

Kadena Arts & Crafts • Lovely Crafty Sale


A&FRC • Grocery Shopping Tour


Karing Kennels • Adoption Day


Youth Center • 634-0500 •

Recognition & Birthday Celebration

Friday, 3 February • 5 pm Join us as we celebrate our Youth of the Month and February birthdays with ice cream!

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Extended Rec

Friday, 3 February • Until 7 pm We’re keeping the rec room open an extra hour so you can have more fun with your friends on a Friday night.

Make a Friend Day

Tuesday, 7 February • 3 pm Invite a friend who’s not a member to join you at the Youth Center to take part in our fun activities.

Sweetheart Dance

Friday, 10 February • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm $10 • Per person Join us for a night of fun and dancing!

Teen Center • 634-3866 •

SATURDAY, 15 APRIL • 10 AM - 2 PM At the Four Diamonds Softball Field Open to ages 11 and under and EFMP Join us for a fun-filled day of egg hunts and other spring festivities including Kiddie Land, games, rides, and entertainment.

Please bring your own baskets. For more details and an egg hunt schedule, visit Schilling Community Center • 634-1387

Jersey Day & Flag Football Tournament

Friday, 3 February • 5 pm In the spirit of the Big Game, wear your favorite team jersey and play in our flag football tournament.

Kyodai Sports Day

Saturday, 4 February 9 am - 1:30 pm $5 • Members | $10 • Nonmembers Soccer, basketball, four square, and kickball! Pre-registration available. Sign up early to purchase your shirt!

Valentine’s Gram

Tuesday, 14 February • All day $1 • Per Valentine Want to recognize a friend or let someone know they have a secret admirer? Buy them a Valentine from the Teen Center!

STEM Club Camps

Interested in robot and drone assembly? The Teen Center STEM Club will host different camps in these fields throughout the year to raise money to buy better robots for bigger projects! 6





Immerse yourself in a new hobby or culture with classes at the Schilling Community Center. Learn the beautiful Japanese art of Etegami or pick up a new language with Japanese conversation. Still not hitting the right chord? How about learning a new instrument with Group Guitar Lessons. We also have other classes such as First Time Home Buyer and Driver’s Education!

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409

Kiddie Disco

Wednesday, 15 February • 5:30 pm - 7 pm $7.95 • Adults ($1 member discount) $4.95 • Kids ($1 member discount) Open to all ranks and services.

Or, check out: • Karate • STEM Education • SMART Math Tutoring • Ikebana Flower Arranging • Private Piano Lessons • Kumon Is there a class you would love to take but isn’t offered on Kadena? Let us know! We are always open to feedback and would like to know what classes our local community wants to see!

Schilling Community Center • 634-1387


Youth Sports & Fitness • 634-1384

First Steps Basketball

Registration begins on Wednesday, 1 February. $50 • Per child Session 1 • 4 March - 8 April Session 2 • 15 April - 20 May Start their love of basketball young with Kadena Youth Sports & Fitness! Help your child learn the basics through this six-week program. Registration runs until all slots are filled. No Youth Sports & Fitness membership is needed! Immunization records are required at the time of registration. Kadena Youth Sports & Fitness is open Monday - Friday from 10 am - 5 pm.



Give Parents a Break

Saturday, 11 February • 1 pm - 5 pm Wakaba CDC and Shima No Ko SAC Ages six weeks - 12 years Sign up by noon on Wednesday, 8 February. Give Parents a Break is designed to provide child care for active duty Air Force families with deployed or TDY spouses and those with special hardships. Sign up and take advantage of this great resource!

Parents’ Day Out

Saturday, 11 February • 1 pm - 5 pm Wakaba CDC and Shima No Ko SAC Ages six weeks - 12 years Sign up by noon on Wednesday, 8 February. Don’t qualify for a Give Parents a Break referral but still need one? For $16 you can participate, too. Spaces for Parents’ Day Out are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Contact Resource & Referral at 632-7693. Open to all ranks and services.

Step 1 • Receive a referral from the A&FRC at 634-3366 or speak with your commander or first sergeant. Step 2 • Contact Resource and Referral at 632-7693.

Family Child Care Show your sweetheart just how much you love them by making or buying something special for them. Or, take a class together for a uniquely crafty Valentine’s date.

Lovely Crafty Sale

Tuesday, 14 February Don’t miss out on our special Valentine’s Day discounts! Everything pink or white will be 20% off at Frameworks, Keepsakes Plus and the Mud Factory.

Whether you are looking for fully-certified child care providers or looking to become a certified provider, give Family Child Care a call! We need providers to support the Expanded Child Care program, as well as the PCS and Volunteer Care programs. We are recruiting providers to care for children with special needs such as asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy and other impairments. Our certified providers offer: • Full & part time • Hourly • Extended duty • Weekend • Subsidy & after school care If you would like to join our team of providers, please call 634-0514 or visit building 1850 for more information!

Kadena Base Library • 634-1502

Blind Date with a Book!

1 - 27 February Do you want to go on a blind date with an accomplished author? Choose one of our gift-wrapped books at the Kadena Base Library, and give love (of books) a chance. After you finish your novel, tell us about your new found love on our entry form and you will be entered into our grand prize drawing! Our winner will be chosen on Tuesday, 28 February. Open to all ages 15 and over.

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They match your black pants Black cats live longer It is like having your own mini ninja panther They will love you unconditionally Grooming We are always looking for great ways to make your animals feel their best! We are introducing new add-ons to our grooming services including dental cleaning, ear cleaning and massages with aroma essence. Make an appointment to treat the special pet in your life! Merchandise We offer top of the line toys, supplies and foods, such as: • Easy Walk harness • Gentle Leader Collar • Furminator grooming brushes • Classic & Grain Free Merrick Pet Food


Friday, 10 February • 11 am - noon Registration ends Wednesday, 8 February. If you would like to shop off-base for your recipes but feel a bit overwhelmed doing so, check out this workshop. This class will show participants how to purchase Japanese products and learn more about the services available in the local stores!

HEARTLINK SPOUSE ORIENTATION Wednesday, 15 February 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Registration ends Tuesday, 14 February.

Spouses will learn about valuable resources and services available to them, as well as learning the ins and outs of military life and culture. This is a great venue to meet other spouses on the same path. Light morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Adoption Days Thursday - Sunday • 10 am - 6 pm As always, we are excited to have people come into our Adoption Facility to meet their new potential family members. If you are not looking for a new pet, you are welcome to come and just play with our snuggly pets!


Friday, 3 March • 9 am - 3 pm Registration ends Thursday, 2 March. This workshop teaches you how to use a realtor, determine which financial programs are best for you, how to shop and qualify for a loan, and learn all the benefits that home ownership really offers.

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New Obedience Trainer This obedience training program is unlike any other! Our new trainer Antiwan Dixon and his knowledgeable and friendly approach ensures that both you and your pup are happy during each step of the learning process. He’s ready to transform your pup into his or her best self!

Meet Jax, our resident mini-panther Karing Kennels Boarding Facility • 966-7339 | Karing Kennels Adoption Facility • 966-7338 VENTURE 11




travel 3 11 All Month Okuma Beach • Spend the weekend camping

Okuma Beach • Sweetheart Dinner


Okuma Beach • Mardi Gras Project Okuma Part Deux

Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel • Plan your next off island adventure to Kyoto or China and stop by for information on whale watching tours!


Sweetheart Dinner at Okuma Beach

Saturday, 11 February • 5 pm - 9 pm Take your sweetheart out to enjoy a five course meal for two accompanied by live acoustic music at Okuma’s Surfside Restaurant. Call Surfside Restaurant at 631-1805 to make reservations.

Mardi Gras at Okuma

Saturday, 25 February • 8 pm - 1 am We know how much fun everyone had the first time around, so come celebrate Mardi Gras with Project Okuma Part Deux! Grab a camping spot with your friends or family and make it a weekend trip up to Okuma Beach! Camping spots are first come, first served.

Sweet Cabana Deal

Now - 28 February Our Sweet Cabana Deal just got sweeter! Call now for 65% of all eligible rooms. Call our reservation desk at 631-1991 or 631-1992 for details and to book your stay. Some restrictions apply.



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Okuma Beach • 631-1990/1991

Okuma Beach is located 51 miles north of Kadena Air Base Instagram us @okumabeach VENTURE 13


Born to wander Born to roam Text & Photos by • Jana Byrn

Growing up in a military family, I became accustomed to moving every four years. Instead of sulking, I embraced the transient life; I’ve seen wonderful places, met new people and had once in a lifetime experiences. Nowadays, it is difficult for me to stay in one place for too long. Once the travel bug bites, I start looking for a new place to visit. Most recently, that place was Kyoto. Equipped with an itinerary filled with temples and shrines, a very useful map and two fully charged batteries for my camera, I stepped out of Kyoto station and into the hustle and bustle of my next adventure.

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a corner there was another restaurant or shop releasing mouth-watering aromas. We often let our noses guide us to our next meal, and that never failed us. It seemed as if the ramen, soba and udon noodles were endless! Although it has been months since I’ve been to Kyoto, I find myself thinking about the fresh tempura I found in a tiny shopping area, the chewy mochiko and steamed buns found outside of temples and the sweet taiyaki we purchased whenever we passed a vendor. Food is everywhere you go in Kyoto and, in my humble opinion, food is one of the most important parts of an adventure. My only regret was not trying Tako Tamago, a candied octopus stuffed with a quail egg, found in the famous Nishiki Market. We searched and searched for this well-known street food, but the markets were quickly beginning to close-up shop and Kyoto’s nightlife was emerging.


ur four-day trip was mostly spent visiting as many shrines, temples and famous sites as we could. On our first day, we boarded the Kyoto City bus and headed to the bamboo forest and Tenryu-ji temple first. Or so we thought. We unknowingly boarded the bus going in the opposite direction. Embracing our mishap, we decided to stop at the Hongan-ji temple. After walking through a giant gate, we were greeted with white gravel and a beautiful ivory temple with wooden beams built in the 1600s. I found a bench under a big tree draped with bright yellow leaves and took the moment in. The crisp air and the slight breeze made it a perfect setting for observing the beautiful architectural elements that hold so much history. Not bad for an accidental detour. Next up was a place that has always been on my bucket list, the Sagano Bamboo Forest near the Tenryu-ji temple. We took the long and winding path to get to the forest, taking our time to explore every nook and cranny...and stopping for those Insta-worthy moments.

Finally, we approached the entrance of the bamboo forest and I was in awe. The people pushing by me melted away as I gazed at the lush, vivid bamboo trees towering over me. The bamboo forest is one of those lifetime bucket list things, and it will forever be one of my most precious memories. The following day we rushed off to the Toji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to thousands of intricate artifacts. We took the time to stroll through the exhibit and gardens filled with vibrant leaves before catching the next bus to the Fushimi-inari shrine, also known as the One Thousand Torii Gates Temple. After walking through the main area, we started our venture through the first set of Torii gates. They say curiosity killed the cat, but in this case, curiosity killed my knees. We did not anticipate such a hike to get to the top, but we were determined to experience as much of Kyoto as possible. Around every bend, something new appeared. There was a different shrine along the way, there were little shops to stop in and even a pack of stray kittens amusing a crowd of fellow tourists. 16 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM

On our third day in Kyoto, we went to the Sanjusangen-do Temple which is famous for its 1,001 statues of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. During our tour of the temple, we saw an amazing Kannon statue that is 120 meters high and has 1,000 arms! After taking another stroll through the gardens there, we made our way to the Kiyomiyzudera Temple and, more specifically, the Jishu Shrine. The Jishu Shrine is also known as the love shrine because it is dedicated to the Shinto deity of love. Before entering the shrine, visitors can purchase a love charm which is a must while you’re there. After we purchased our charms, we made our way up a flight of stairs and witnessed a group of girls attempting the challenge at the shrine. It is said that if you walk safely from one rock to the other with your eyes closed, your wishes for love will come true. We giggled as we watched them enjoy themselves, each one wishing for love and happiness. We headed back to the Gion district to end the day with some well-deserved grub. When traveling through Kyoto, one certainty is that you will always be able to find food. Every time we turned

The lights were buzzing and upbeat music poured out of bars and restaurants as groups of people wandered through the streets. We took in the fun, bustling atmosphere as we walked off our food coma in Gion, wandering along the famous canal. Even full of shabu-shabu, the smell of yakitori from the Izakayas called to my stomach and the music gave me the urge to show off my jazz hands and sweet moves. The streets came alive at night in a totally different way than during the day. Kyoto is an urban oasis, so rich with culture yet still very in touch with its history. As we shifted from day to night, it was intriguing to see and feel the change from the life of a busy tourist to a relaxed explorer. Eventually, we craved some much-needed sleep and called it a night, but not before boarding the wrong bus again. Go figure. Kyoto was a beautiful experience and a place that I encourage everyone to visit. The culture and history is abundant in Kyoto, and each temple and shrine has a unique experience. I left knowing that I had satisfied my travel bug for the time being. But now I’m wondering where my next adventure will take me. Australia, Tokyo, or perhaps I’ll make a great leap over to the Great Wall and check out China! VENTURE 17


CHINA Written by • Rachel Kuhn


he opportunity to travel abroad is something that, relatively speaking, not many people are often afforded in their young lives. Though the world is getting smaller and smaller with each passing year, traveling to places like China still requires large scale planning that, without proper guidance and assistance, can turn disastrous faster than you can say Peking Duck! Okay, maybe not disastrous, but taking a trip to China does require some professional help. There are visas to be obtained, major language barriers to overcome and, unless you speak Mandarin or have visited China before, an aspect of intimidating unfamiliarity of large, expansive Chinese cities. By some fortuitous happenstance of opportunities, I’ve been able to spend time in China once as a college freshman on a two-week whirlwind wind ensemble tour and again as a junior for a six-month study abroad stint. During both of these trips, I was able to visit multiple cities including Beijing and Xi’an. China catches you off guard. On one hand, China is exactly as you would expect it to be: huge, sprawling cities with a level of hustle and bustle that rivals every American city combined, with a street food smorgasbord that would make Andrew Zimmern giddy. But it’s also a dreamland for historians. The juxtaposition of new and old in both Beijing and Xi’an stops you in your tracks. Every city I have visited in China is unique in its own right, but in some respects, they’re cut from the same proverbial cloth... or, let’s make that silk. Each city has its own sub culture, but the famous royal Chinese architecture, historic government buildings and intricate palaces can be seen everywhere you go. Take Beijing, for example. As China’s capital city, it is one of the largest cities, the center of China’s governmental activities and a must see for any first-time visits to China. Step outside and you’ll see sky scrapers and business men and women hurrying to work. Turn around to see Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City - a testament to China’s never-ending quest to press toward the future while maintaining and preserving history and culture. Beijing provides a constant reminder of what it was like to be a member of the royal family. The Forbidden City, resting peacefully inside its own walls within Beijing, has 9,999 rooms - all of which, unless you’re an Olympic level tourist, you’ll never see in a day’s time. To have 10,000 rooms would have meant that perfection was attained, and that was presumptuous for even an emperor. So he did what any reasonable emperor would do and built the Forbidden City with one room short of 10,000. Beijing is also the starting point for the Great Wall - a structurally mind boggling wonder. The Great Wall was


under construction for about 1500 years. This does make sense, though, when you consider that the Great Wall stretches over 5,000 miles. And let me tell you, the Great Wall of China really is pretty great.

hair styles, facial features and heights, all of which are in relation to their rank and duty. There are even life-sized horses and chariots to accompany the warriors into the afterlife as well.

In Xi’an, history and culture take on a new name: the Terracotta Army. If you’re not familiar with the story behind these clay soldiers, consider this your crash course. It was somewhere around 210 BC and the emperor of the time, Qin Shi Huang, needing to make sure he was protected in the afterlife, had an entire army of Terracotta Soldiers built only to be buried with him. Much like any famous feat of man’s ideas realized, there’s no way to truly comprehend an underground expanse of thousands of clay warriors until you actually see them in the flesh. Imagine a cornfield. But instead of rows and rows of corn, it’s thousands upon thousands of Terracotta Warriors. They are truly life-sized figures with differing uniforms,

A large part of the Terracotta Army was discovered in the 70s by farmers digging a well in the Lintong district of Xi’an. They were just east of the Qin Emperor’s tomb. Over the years, locals in the area continued to find bits and pieces of the Terracotta figures as well as other relics from the Qin Dynasty. Archaeologists made their way to Xi’an to begin excavations to make, by far, the largest discovery of this type of pottery ever. So as not to disturb the Warriors, a large museum was built over top of them. They were left just as they were found, standing at attention. Since the 70s, areas of more Terracotta Warriors have been discovered along with figures like entertainers, other military officials, rare animals and

acrobats. Some figures were even made of bronze instead of the clay used for the majority. China has a way of changing you. It has a way of opening your eyes to a different part of the world - to a totally different culture whose past is so intricately woven into its present and future. If you have the opportunity to visit China, please do. It’s not something you’ll ever regret. Though it has been years since I’ve been to China, the memories of the time I spent there still burn bright in my mind. It is a spectacularly beautiful and diverse country full of history, good food and amazing culture. Want to go to Beijing or Xi’an? Stop by Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel for information on their upcoming tours! Want to read more about my time in Beijing? Check it out on! VENTURE 19


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recreation 5 18 Island Tour Flight

$249 • One hour (up to three passengers) If we’re being totally honest, the best way to explore Okinawa is from the air! Fly with an experienced pilot over the island we all call home. See the crystal clear waters, beautiful stretching coastline, dynamic landscape, and city skylines from the best view on Okinawa!

Introduction Flight

$199 • Per person Interested in learning how to fly? Take to the skies with an Aero Club pilot and receive hands on instruction. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning how to fly and enroll in Aero Club’s Private Pilot Ground School.

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Before you take on your adventures in the sky, you must learn all of the aviation essentials. Over the course of eight weeks, you will learn aviation fundamentals and other essentials to prepare you for take off! Stop by the Aero Club inside the Schilling Community Center or call 080-6493-6299.

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Emery Lanes • Super BOWL Sunday Tournament

Kadena Auto Hobby • DIY • Oil Change

Banyan Tree Golf Course • Two Person Best Ball Tournament

Outdoor Recreation • Sunset Kayak

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Risner Fitness Center • Sentry Century 100K Bike Race Risner Sports Pro Shop • Mizuno Shoe Fitting


KADENA AUTO HOBBY At Kadena Auto Hobby we are always willing to lend a hand. Not only do we offer great prices on parts and services like oil changes and JCI Inspections, but we also offer classes to teach you how to take advantage of our do it yourself bays. We also carry the best in audio equipment, and for our Facebook fans, we send out super secret, special discount codes. As always, our friendly staff can help answer any questions you may have.



8 - 10, 13 & 14 February There is nothing more romantic than taking care of your loved one’s car this Valentine’s Day. Kadena Auto Hobby is giving you the perfect chance to be the hero by taking advantage of their Valentine’s Day Sale. Purchase a full-service oil change for your vehicle at Auto Hobby and bring your spouse’s vehicle for 50% off a full-service oil change, too!


Stop by Auto Hobby to get your new stamp card! Refer a friend, service your car with us or build up hours in the shop to get stamps. With our new loyalty cards, earn discounts of 10 - 20%, as well as free time in our work stalls. Call or come in and talk to our staff for full details.


DIY • Oil Change Wednesday, 8 February 5 pm

DIY • Tire Change Wednesday, 22 February 5 pm

KEEP YOUR COOL�ANT� � Monthly car tips from Tom Crawford, Auto Hobby Supervisor

Change your oil every six months. Following a rule of thumb based on mileage is not advisable on Okinawa. The island is small and most drivers just won’t hit the kind of mileage here that they would back in the States. It’s always better to be safe than sorry and change your oil every six months!

Written By • Kellie Anthony

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aking up at 7 am on a Saturday isn’t something I’m particularly fond of. Although it does count as “sleeping in” in our household, I’d still prefer to wake up at 9 am or, on that rare occasion, later. But one Saturday in February, we decided we were going to wake up extra early and do something we had never done before: we were going whale watching.

nice charter service on their boat, The Venture (yes like this very magazine), which meant we were not cuddled up with strangers. It was just us and a few others. So, although the whales were not playing, I was very grateful for the venue we used to head out to the ocean. Being able to sprawl out on your seat made the lack of whales and the motion of the ocean a little more pleasant.

From January to March in Okinawa, you can find hundreds of people on boats to see the humpback whales migrate back to the south. It is one of the top winter activities here on Island. Crowds gather and head out to the Chibishi and Kerama Islands in hopes that they will catch a glimpse of the whales breaching for air as they head home. On that cold February day, I was among those people.

By hour three of the four-hour trip, I was convinced that it was not going to happen. While the sea breeze was nice and the views were beautiful, I was really hoping to see something other than fish. As we started to circle back in between two islands, the captain spotted something off the right side of our boat. At first, I thought the ripple was just waves, but then the back of a whale came out of the water, followed by its tail. We had found them! Two other ferries appeared next to us and the show began. What happened next is still one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen. We found two whales, which had fallen behind the pack, playing in the water on their way back south. They would dip below the water and then pop back up for air, giving us the most beautiful, if not brief, show. Then, out of nowhere, a third one appeared! Suddenly, we were watching these three whales play and glide through the water, each of them wanting to give the people above the water a glimpse into the fun they have while migrating. It was as if they could hear the “oohs” and “aahs” of the crowds. They were giving their own little Cirque de Sea performance off the coast of Okinawa. We couldn’t see a lot of what they were doing under water, but each blast of air from their breach, and each tail that popped out of the water afterward was a beautiful, unique sight. When the captain told us we

Let me start this story by explaining that I’m not a patient person. I’m a fan of instant gratification. I like things to happen immediately and I’m a big fan of results right off the bat. If you are like me, let me warn you, whale watching does not offer such instant gratification. It requires patience and faith in your boat captain. The day started very slow for us. We would cruise for a bit, stop and watch and start cruising again. Every once in a while, the water would get quiet enough that you could hear the “whale song” the ship’s captain was playing in hopes that it would attract the playful giants to our area. While the song was relaxing and beautiful, it didn’t seem to be doing the trick. The only other mammals in sight were the people on nearby ferries in search of the same humpback whales. We booked our trip through Kadena Marina. They offer a




were allowed to move around the boat and get pictures from whatever angle we wanted, I was yet again very grateful for booking our trip through Kadena Marina. In that moment, the three hours we spent trying to focus on the horizon in the choppy waves was worth every second of the show we got to see. Nothing compares to seeing one of the largest creatures in the ocean swim along and play right next to you. If you have the opportunity this winter, take a Saturday to wake up early and go see the whales. It’s truly a once in a lifetime chance to see these gentle giants outside of the aquarium. If you’re interested in seeing the humpback whales migrate, you can contact Kadena Marina throughout the month of February to book a spot on their charter boat. The Venture boat departs directly from Kadena Marina and provides a smaller group experience. Or, purchase ferry tickets through Kadena Information, Tickets and Travel in the Schilling Community Center. Catch the ferry in Naha and spend your morning out on the water in search of humpback whales! Regardless of your method for getting on the water, if you’re lucky enough to see whales that day, you’re in for an amazing show. • Disclaimer • Kadena Marina and Kadena Information, Tickets and Travel cannot guarantee that you will see whales on the trip. They are wild animals after all and, unfortunately, aren’t very good at communicating their schedule with us. Please bring sun block, snacks, water and medicine for seasickness.

One of the most magnificent wonders of the ocean, each year humpback whales travel to the warm waters off Okinawa. Join Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel in Naha or the Kadena Marina on a half-day adventure to search for these beautiful creatures!

Whale Watching Tours Whale Watching Charters Every Saturday & Sunday in February & March 7:30 am - 1:30 pm $50 • Per person (Ages 13 & over) $35 • Per person (Ages 4 - 12) Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel 966-7333


Every Saturday in February Morning Charter • 7:30 am - 11:30 am $50 • Per person (Ages 13 & over) $25• Per person (Ages 4 - 12) Charters depart from the Kadena Marina. Kadena Marina 966-7345



Super B WL Sunday Tournament Sunday, 5 February • 1 pm $100 • Per person Bowl fifteen games and cut to cashers round. Payout is one in four.

Big Game Party Monday, 6 February • 7 am - noon $75 • Per lane if reserved before 31 January. $100 • Per lane if reserved after 31 January. Receive bowling and shoes for up to five people. Each lane gets one large pizza, 20 wings and a pitcher of soda. The Big Game will be airing on all of our TVs so you won’t miss a minute of this annual football extravaganza!

Risner Fitness Center 634-5128 Sentry Century 100K Bike Race Sweetheart Aerobathon Saturday, 11 March • 7:30 am Saturday, 11 February • 9 am - 11 am | Free Registration is open now! Work up a sweat and get the chemistry flowing with your sweetheart! $50 • Individual Grab your partner and join the Risner Fitness Center for a two hour $45 • Per person for a relay team of two aerobic session. Don’t forget to dress up in the colors of love! $40 • Per person for a relay team of four $35 • Per person for a relay team of eight Mt. Fuji Ruck Walk Join the Risner Fitness Center for their second Saturday, 11 February • 8 am Sentry Century 100K Bike Race! Warm up $20 • Per person those pedals and start preparing for the biggest Registration ends Saturday, 4 February. bike race on Kadena! Participants can register Test your strength and endurance by walking the same distance as singles, doubles, or in a group of four or eight. as Mt. Fuji: 4.7 miles! Participants are encouraged to wear a Prizes will be awarded to the top male, female and ruck sack. Pets and strollers are welcome! team winners. The Sentry Century 100K Bike Race is put on in conjunction with Airmen of the 961st AACS, Basketball Camp operators of the E-3 Sentry. Saturday, 11 March Registration runs from Friday, 3 February through Friday, 3 March. Ages 10 - 13 • 8 am | Ages 14 - 18 • 11 am Free Learn how to get nothing but net at the Risner Fitness Center Basketball Camp! This camp is for ages 10 to 18 of all skill levels. Participants will Cycling Apparel learn proper dribbling and shooting techniques Need to get ready for the Sentry Century and do different strength drills. There will 100K Bike Race? Now is the time to get also be specialized workouts for individual your cycling gear! Head to the Risner positions. Space is limited. Sports Pro Shop to make sure you get everything you need for the largest bike race on Kadena!

Risner Sports Pro Shop 966-7431

Mizuno Shoe Fitting Saturday, 25 February 9 am - noon & 1 pm - 5 pm

Emery Lanes • 966-7303 28 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM



Hiking Mt. Sankaku

Hiking Mt. Nago

Wednesday, 8 February • 9 am - 3 pm $20 • Per person Mt. Sankaku is not for the faint of heart, but the view from the top is worth it. Be prepared to climb. Once at the summit we offer complimentary coffee.

Sunday, 19 February • 9 am - 4 pm $20 • Per person Please be sure to bring hiking shoes, a change of shoes, bottled water, and yen for purchases. Price includes transportation and hot coffee at the summit.

Hiking Mt. Ishikawa

Hiking Mt. Katsuu

Tuesday, 14 February • 9 am - 2 pm $20 • Per person Mt. Ishikawa may not be very tall, but with its winding trails through the forest and along the cliffs you will not be disappointed. Once at the summit we offer complimentary hot coffee.

Hiking Jawbone Ridge

Saturday, 18 February • 9 am - 4 pm $20 • Per person Please be sure to bring hiking shoes, a change of shoes, bottled water, and yen for purchases. Fee includes transportation and complimentary coffee on the summit. Jawbone Ridge is an advanced hike. For all of our hikes, we recommend you wear light, breathable clothing (no jeans) and good traction shoes. Be sure to have sun and bug protection, a light pack and water. Please bring hiking shoes, a change of shoes and yen for purchases.


Tuesday, 7 February • 10 am - 2 pm $15 • Per person Cycle around Okinawa with us!

Tuesday, 21 February • 9 am - 4 pm $20 • Per person Mt. Katsuu is a quick but challenging hike, with spectacular views of the island, once at the summit we offer complimentary coffee.

Hiking Awa Ridge

Saturday, 25 February • 6 am - 6 pm $25 • Per person Please be sure to bring hiking shoes, a change of shoes, bottled water, and yen for purchases. Price includes transportation and coffee on the summit. This is the most advanced hike on Okinawa and not for beginner hikers.

Hiking Mt. Furushi

Tuesday, 28 February • 9 am - 4 pm $20 • Per person Price includes transportation and coffee on the summit.

Ie Island Cycling & Exploration

Sunset Kayak

Sunrise Kayak

Thursday, 2 February • 5 pm - 6:30 pm Thursday, 23 February • 5 pm - 6:30 pm $30 • Per person Okinawan sunsets are famously beautiful. Get the best view on the island from out on the water. It is a great way to end your day or begin your evening. Please bring bottled water and snacks. Kayak, guide and vest included.

Monday, 27 February • 5:30 am - 8 am Start your day the best way we know how by taking in the sunrise on the east coast of the island. Be sure to bring bottled water and snacks. Price includes kayak, guide and vest. You’ll leave relaxed and ready to take on whatever the day brings!

Stand Up Paddle Board

Thursday, 16 February • 10 am - 1 pm $20 • Per person Join us as we guide you along a relaxing paddle along the coastline. Please be sure to bring a dry bag, bottled water and snacks.

Friday, 17 February • 10 am - noon $20 • Per person Glide along the ocean and explore new areas. Please bring a dry bag, bottled water, and snacks.



Wednesday, 22 February • 9 am - 1 pm $10 • Per person Bouldering is a form of rock climbing not using any ropes or harnesses. You will not go higher than 12 feet, but don’t let the height fool you, it’s just as challenging as rock climbing. Please be sure to bring rock climbing shoes or tennis shoes, bottled water and yen for purchases. Price includes transportation and gym fee.

Saturday, 11 February • 7 am - 6 pm $50 • Per person Price includes transportation, ferry, guide and bike rental, if needed.

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Polar Swim Race

Saturday, 4 February • 9 am Youth Division • 750 meters Men & Women’s Division • 1500 meters Cheer on your friends as they conquer the cold ocean waters! While you’re there, stop by the dive shop and take advantage of 30% discounts!


Dive Charters

Sundays in February & Monday, 20 February $55 - $65 • Per person Join us on a two tank dive to various locations around the island for the clearest waters of the year! Price varies with location.

Night Dive Charters

Every Thursday $35 • Per person See the ocean come alive at night! You’ll be amazed at how the sea creatures come out and play once the harsh sun goes away. This is one tank dive. No night dive certification necessary.


Sign up as a pair or individually and be paired. Flights based on a verifiable team handicap. Price includes lunch, awards and prizes.

Banyan Tree Golf Course • 966-7321 32 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM





Jack’s Place • Valentine’s Dinner Kadena Officers’ Club • Cocktail Pairing Dinner Banyan Tree Club • Steamship Round Buffet

Escape reality... for a night!

Do you need a night away from the chaos of your every day routine? This Valentine’s Day, Jack’s Place can be your escape. Dine on our special, gourmet menu and forget about everything but your sweetheart!

$50 • Per couple You will each receive complimentary glass of sparkling wine and your choice of main entrée. Indulge for an evening with our Salmon en Papillote or delicious Beef Oscar with Béarnaise sauce. But make sure you leave room for our delectable desserts! For reservations please call Jack’s Place at 966-7422 after 5 pm. 18 Wing Hq Gate 1 Douglas Blvd Seely RD


All Month Valentine's Day

Tee House • Kimchi Fried Rice Café Latte • The Balboa Strikers Café • Cowboy Burger

Naha Nago HWY 58


Jackʼs Place




• 966-7380

Sunday Mini Breakfast Buffet & T-Bones Dining Room Service

Sundays • 8 am - 2:30 pm Enjoy our all you can eat buffet along with our fabulous T-Bones menu!

Tuesday Two for One

Tuesdays • 4 pm - 9 pm Served with house salad or soup, two sides and fresh bread. • Rib Eye Steak with Peppercorn Sauce • Teriyaki Chicken • Meatloaf • Coconut Shrimp • Vegetarian Baked Ziti

Valentine’s Day Steamship Round Buffet

Served with soup and salad, fresh bread, coffee and tea.

Grilled Smoked Pork Tenderloin Hickory smoked, marinated grilled pork tenderloin with a refreshing pineapple raisin chutney. Served with oven roasted vegetables and your choice of potato or rice.

Prime Rib $19.95 • 10 oz $23.95 • 14 oz


Featuring an all you can eat Valentine’s Day Steamship Round Buffet. Take out is not available.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Night Specials

Tempura Boat An assortment of fresh vegetables, shrimp and scallops lightly battered with our homemade tempura with white or fried rice.


Tuesday, 14 February • 4 pm - 9 pm $13.95 • Adults ($1 member discount) $8.95 • Ages 6 - 12 ($1 member discount) $3 • Ages 5 & under

BTC Soup Specials

Try our weekly soup specials! Each week of the month, we’ll feature a new soup. Roasted Tomato • First week Butternut Squash • Second week Minestrone • Third week Broccoli Cheese • Fourth week

Daily Patio Line Up

Mondays & Wednesdays All You Can Eat Pasta and Pizza Take out is not available. Tuesdays & Fridays Grilled Rib Eye Steak Thursdays Chicken, beef, pork or shrimp teppanyaki

Statehood Admission Day

Thursday, 9 February • 11 am - 1:30 pm Free teppanyaki to Air Force Club member residents from Oregon, Massachusetts and Arizona. Must show driver’s license and Air Force Club card.

Retiree Club Member Appreciation

Every last Friday of the month, retirees receive an additional $1 discount with the purchase of full breakfast or lunch entrée. Must be an Air Force Club member and show retired military ID and active Club card to receive discount.

Month Long Special

Cashew Chicken Chinese braised chicken sliced into bite sized pieces, toasted cashews, a savory sauce and steamed rice.

Snack Bar Pizza of the Month

Sauceless Pizza Olive oil, Mozzarella cheese, crushed red peppers, Italian sausage and sliced red onions.

The After 4 Specials

Sunday - Thursday • 4 pm - 10 pm Friday & Saturday • 4 pm - midnight Available for eat in, take out and delivery. The Bobby-Gee Sweet Italian sausage grilled with banana peppers and onions, green and red peppers, and a rich pasta sauce. We top it all off with Provolone cheese before toasting it to perfection. Served on an artisan roll with a side of fries.

Maintenance & Cleaning Day Monday, 20 February Limited operations. No Patio Lunch. Snack Bar and T-Bones will reopen at 4 pm.


Banyan Tree Snack Bar • 966-7377 | 036-868-2202 After 4 pm Delivery • 966-7375 | 036-868-2274 Delivery available only for residents of Kadena and Chibana Housing VENTURE 37


Cowboy Burger During February, mosey on over to Strikers Café inside Emery Lanes to enjoy a half pound burger topped with cheddar cheese, BBQ pulled pork, house made onion straws and fried pickles. Put on your Stetson and giddy up, partner!

The Balboa

Inspired by the City of Brotherly Love, this sandwich calls on two of Philly’s favorites: soft pretzels and Cheesesteaks. Wisconsin Provolone and American cheese meld perfectly with cherry peppers, sliced ribeye, and red onion on a pretzel roll.

Mexican Breakfast Taco

Scrambled eggs with chorizo on two corn tortillas topped with Monterey Jack cheese, served with hash browns and a side of salsa.

Strikers Café • 966-7303 38 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM

Café Latte• 966-7416 Located inside the Kadena Officers’ Club VENTURE 39


Tee House February Special

Tuesday, 14 February Cocktails • 6 pm | Dinner • 6:30 pm $100 • Per couple ($10 member discount) You can’t ask for a better wingman than the Kadena Officers’ Club to help you be an officer and a gentleman this Valentine’s Day. We have designed a delicious and romantic dinner to help you sweep her off her feet. Our culinary artists have hand picked every ingredient, pairing each delectable course with a special cocktail. If you’re still not sold, how about if we add live enertainment? A beautiful night with delicious food, amazing cocktails and great entertainment…all you have to do is buy tickets! We need no thank you, because we’ve always got your back. High fives will be accepted at the door. Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409

Tee House

966-7429 • 036-868-2214

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This February,

have steak four ways! Classic Ribeye

Classic Ribeye

Southwest Ribeye

Avocado Sirloin

Chili’s Classic Sirloin

12 oz. steak is a tender cut, marbled for more flavor and topped with seasoned butter. Served with steamed broccoli and loaded mashed potatoes.

6 oz. sirloin with Southwestern spices and drizzled with citrus-chile sauce, topped with grilled avocado slices, garlic roasted tomatoes and chopped cilantro.

Chili’s Grill & Bar • 966-7360

12 oz. steak is a tender cut, seasoned with Southwestern spices and topped with seasoned butter. Served with steamed broccoli and loaded mashed potatoes.

6 or 10 oz. sirloin topped with seasoned butter. Served with steamed broccoli and loaded mashed potatoes.

Chili’s Too • 966-7366

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BINGO Roses are red, violets are blue, bingo is cheaper than dinner for two!

HOLIDAY BINGO Monday, 20 February Doors open • 2 pm | Games start • 6 pm


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Banyan Tree Club • X-Factor Unit vs Unit Karaoke Skoshi Rocker • Holiday Bingo

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Kadena Clubs • The Big Game Kadena Officers’ Club • Masquerade Party

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Banyan Tree Club • UFC Fight Frenzy Skoshi Rocker • Bingo Appreciation

$1,199 NIGHT Weekend Power House Bingo

$1,199 • All book games $3,000 • Last game Each book game played will have a payout of up to $1,199. The last book game has a guaranteed payout of $3,000!

Night Bingo


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Sundays • 7 p New time!

Bingo Appreciation

Sunday, 26 February 3 pm

Texas Hold’Em Sundays Registration • 4:30 pm Games begin • 5 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays Registration • 5:30 pm Games begin • 6 pm

Free • Members | $10 • Nonmembers Open to all ranks and services! We will award FSS Gift Cards to the top four finishers. Enjoy complimentary pizza while you play!

Soap Opera Bingo

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$750 Nights Wednesdays & Saturdays 7 pm

$750 • All bo ok games

Kadena Clubs’ Texas Hold’em Membership Tournament

At the Skoshi Rocker March - May Bring your best poker face to the Skoshi Rocker to compete for big prizes in this exciting tournament! Open only to Air Force Club members.

Thursday Double Elimination Dart Tournament Registration • 6:30 pm | Darts begin • 7 pm

Free • Members | $5 • Nonmembers A minimum of four participants is required for games to take place. Light snacks will be provided. We will award FSS Gift Cards to the top two finishers.

Skoshi Rocker • 966-7255 VENTURE 45


Banyan Tree Club

At the Kadena Officers’ Club In the Ballroom Bunco

Monday, 27 February Registration • 6 pm Games begin • 6:30 pm Free • Members Bunco is a social dice game and is a great way to meet new people and win some cool prizes. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres during this night of fun and friends! Open to Air Force Club members only.

X-Factor Unit vs Unit Karaoke

2 February – 8 April • 7 pm Sign up as a solo or group act before Thursday, 2 February when the 10-week competition begins. Our competition takes place every Thursday night until the Grand Finale on Saturday, 8 April.

First Place $500 cash and $500 toward a unit party.

Second Place

Enlisted Club Adult Membership Appreciation Night Wendesday, 15 February • 5:30 pm Free food and, of course, prizes! Open to adult enlisted Air Force Club members only.

UFC Fight Frenzy

UFC 209 Sunday, 12 February • 11 am Free • Members $5 • Nonmember food fee Watch the fight live on our big screen TV! There will be hors d’oeuvres and beverage specials during this exciting event.

$300 cash and $300 toward a unit party.

Third Place $150 cash and $150 toward a unit party.


The Big Game

Monday, 6 February Doors open • 7 am Breakfast • 7 am - 9 am Snacks & Refreshments • Halftime Free • Members $10 • Nonmember food fee Grab your friends and join us for some great football, food and the chance to win a big screen TV, recliner, NFL jerseys and much more! The games consist of Lucky Score Square Game and Touchdown Celebration Dance Contest. Open to all enlisted ranks, services and civilian equivalents.

Free • Members $10 • Nonmember food fee

We will be showing a live HD feed…with commercials! A breakfast buffet will be from 7 am to 10 am, featuring your breakfast favorites. Make the switch to our tailgate buffet at 11 am for pizza, wings, a hot dog bar and other classic tailgate items. We’ll have games like Big Game Money blocks and Arm Chair Quarterback Selection in which two people will be selected to sit in the “VIP” section to enjoy recliners and refreshments. At the end of the game the recliners will be given away as prizes along with pro jerseys.


Banyan Tree Club Lounge Programs Wednesdays Salsa Night • 8 & 22 February Dance Lessons • 7 pm - 9 pm Open Latin Dance • 9 pm - 11 pm Thursdays Open Sing Karaoke • 7 pm - 11 pm Fridays Devour Hour • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Rock & Country • 6:30 pm - midnight Old & New School R&B • Midnight - 3 am

Banyan Tree Club • 966-7372

Super Social Hour Monday - Thursday • 5 pm - 7 pm Free • Members | $10 • Nonmembers

Saturdays Old & New School R&B • 7 pm - 3 am Pre-Holiday All Nighter Sunday, 19 February • 10 pm - 3 am As the long President’s Day weekend continues, join us for live Hip Hop & R&B DJ entertainment. The Banyan Tree Club Snack Bar will be open for your late night cravings!

Wednesday Well Night $1.80 • Well drinks

Friday, 24 February • 9 pm - 2 am Free • Members $10 • Nonmember Let the Kadena Officers’ Club transport you to Bourbon Street to enjoy Cajun hors d’oeuvres, party favors, great music and drink specials all night long. We will also feature the Fat Tuesday (on a Friday) favorite, Hand Grenade cocktails.

Boss & Buddy Night Every Thursday • All Night Friday Night Super Social Hour with Progressive Drawing Every Friday • 5 pm - 7 pm Free • Members | $10 • Nonmembers Saturday Night Karaoke Every Saturday • All night

February First Friday Friday, 3 February Start your weekend right with a fun night of music, prizes and great food! Membership Appreciation Night Wednesday, 8 February 5:30 pm - 7 pm Each month we like to show our appreciation to our Kadena Officers’ Club members and February will be no exception. We’ll have amazing prizes, great food, and give you a chance to relax, socialize and have a great time. Not a member? stop by the customer service desk for more Information.

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409 46 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM

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IR 6620 International Political Economy T/Th Dr. Campbell Core Requirement

IR 6600 Selected Topics: Japanese Politics & Foreign Policy Wknd 8-9 Apr, 6-7 May 4/8 Dr. Campbell Elective for Other Concentrations Schedule is subject to change. Please check or call 634-5365. All courses are three semester hours. Web-enhanced courses have some online requirements. Check the syllabus before registering, or contact the instructor.

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沖縄 at the Camp Shields Football Field

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 9am - ?? Saturday games will determine the 4 playoff teams for Sunday.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH,12pm - ?? Sunday will have 2 semi-final games and one final game for Armed Forces Bowl Champions

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facility phone numbers & hours of operation

Note: Hours are subject to change For holiday and PACAF Family Day hours, please visit

To call any 634-, 632- or 966- number from a cellphone, dial 098-938-1111, wait for the dial tone, and then dial the listed number. Platters Snack Bar & Breyers Bldg. 455 Emery Lanes Bowling Center Bldg. 113 CLUBS & DINING Banyan Tree Club Bldg. 431 Customer Service Kadena: 966-7372 JP: 036-868-2274 Sun-Thu 9 am - midnight Fri & Sat 9 am - 3 am Catering Kadena: 966-7369 JP: 036-868-2233 Mon-Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm Delivery Kadena: 966-7375 JP: 036-868-2274 Sun-Thu 4 pm - 10 pm Fri-Sat 4 pm - midnight Snack Bar Kadena: 966-7377 JP: 036-868-2202 Sun -Thu 10:30 am - 11 pm Fri & Sat 10:30 am - 3 am Lounge Sun-Thu 4 pm - 11 pm Fri & Sat 4 pm - 3 am T-Bones Kadena: 966-7380 JP: 036-868-2227 Mon-Thu 6 am - 9 pm Fri 6 am - 9:30 pm Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm Sun 8 am - 9 pm Daily Closure 2:30 pm - 4 pm Kadena Officers’ Club Bldg. 313 Customer Service Kadena: 966-7409 JP: 036-868-2203 Catering Kadena: 966-7408 JP: 036-868-2204 Barber Shop Mon-Sat 9 am - 5 pm Sun & Holidays Closed Café Latte Kadena: 966-7416 JP: 036-868-2205 Mon-Thu 6:30 am - 10 pm Fri 6:30 am - 12 am Sat 7:30 am - 12 am Sun 2 pm - 10 pm Lounge Mon-Thu 4 pm - 11 pm Fri 4 pm - 2 am Sat 5 pm - 1 am Sun & Holidays Closed Daily Lunch Buffet Mon-Fri 11 am - 1:30 pm Holidays & PACAF Family Days Closed Sunday Champagne Brunch 9:30 am - 2 pm Skoshi Rocker Bldg. 103 Kadena: 966-7255 JP: 036-868-2318 Sun-Thu 8 am - midnight Fri 9 am - 2 am Sat 8 am - 2 am AirPower Café Bldg. 3522 Kadena: 966-7405 JP: 036-868-2208 Mon-Fri 6 am - 2 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays Closed Chili’s Grill & Bar Bldg. 105 Kadena: 966-7360 JP: 036-868-2209 Mon-Sun 11 am - 10 pm Chili’s Too Bldg. 337 Kadena: 966-7366 JP: 036-868-2210 Sun-Thu 11 am - 9 pm Fri & Sat 11 am - midnight Jack’s Place Bldg. 9950 Kadena: 966-7422 JP: 036-868-2231 Mon Closed Tue, Wed & Thu Dining Room & Teppanyaki 5 pm - 9 pm Fri & Sat Dining Room & Teppanyaki 5 pm - 10 pm Sun Dining Room & Teppanyaki 5 pm - 9 pm Johnson Dining Facility Bldg. 843 Kadena: 634-4494 Mon-Thu Breakfast 6 am - 8:30 am Lunch 11 am - 1:30 pm Dinner 4:30 pm - 7 pm Midnight Meal 10 pm - 1 am Friday Breakfast 6:30 am - 8:30 am Lunch 11 am - 1:30 pm Dinner 4:30 pm - 7 pm No Midnight Meal Flight Kitchen Kadena: 634-4418 Open 24-hours, seven days a week Marshall Dining Facility Bldg. 178 Kadena: 634-1900 Mon-Fri Breakfast 5:30 am - 8:15 am Lunch 10:30 am - 1 pm Dinner 4 pm - 7:30 pm Midnight Meal 10 pm - 12:30 am Weekends, Holidays, & down days Brunch 6:30 am - 1 pm Dinner 4 pm - 7 pm Midnight Meal 10 pm - 12:30 am

Kadena: 966-7426 JP: 036-868-2212 Mon-Fri 7 am - 4 pm Sat, Sun & Holidays Closed Holidays Closed Seaside Ristorante Bldg. 3629A Kadena: 966-7401 JP: 036-868-2213 Wed & Thu 11 am - 8:30 pm Fri 11 am - 9 pm Sat 11:30 am - 9 pm Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm Mon & Tue Closed Weekend Breakfast Sat & Sun 8 am - 10:30 am Tee House Restaurant Bldg. 11 Kadena: 966-7429 JP: 036-868-2214 Breakfast 6 am - 10:30 am Lunch & Dinner 10:30 am - 6:30 pm Winter hours (1 Nov - 31 Jan) Breakfast 6 am - 10:30 am Lunch & Dinner 10:30 am - 5:30 pm Summer hours (1 Jun - 31 Aug) Breakfast 6 am - 10:30 am Lunch & Dinner 10:30 am - 7:30 pm


Aero Club & Flight Training Center Bldg. 455 Located inside the Schilling Community Center JP: 080-6493-6299 Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm Sat 11 am - 3 pm Sun Closed Arts & Crafts Center Bldg. 435 Crafty Things & Balloon Corner Kadena: 966-7347 JP: 036-868-2216 Mon-Thu 10 am - 8 pm Fri-Sun 10 am - 6 pm Keepsakes Plus Kadena: 966-7352 JP: 036-868-2217 Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm FrameWorks Kadena: 966-7353 JP: 036-868-2218 Tue-Thu 10 am - 8 pm Fri-Mon 10 am - 6 pm Mud Factory Kadena: 966-7351 JP: 036-868-2220 Mon & Tues Closed Wed-Thu 12 pm - 8 pm Fri-Sun 10 am - 6 pm Wooden Solutions Kadena: 966-7349 JP: 036-868-2219 Tue-Thu 12 pm - 8 pm Fri-Sun 10 am - 6 pm Auto Hobby Center Bldg. 1436 Maintenance Kadena: 966-7356 JP: 036-868-2232 Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm Sat, Sun & Holidays Closed Tool Room Mon-Fri 9 am - 7 pm Sat 8 am - 8 pm Sun 10 am - 6 pm Parts Store Kadena: 966-7355 JP: 036-868-2221 Mon-Fri 8 am - 7 pm Sat 8 am - 8 pm Sun 10 am - 6 pm Banyan Tree Golf Course Bldg. 12 Kadena: 966-7321 JP: 036-868-2223 Winter hours (1 Nov - 31 Mar) Pro Shop Wed-Mon 6 am - 6 pm Tue 9 am - 6 pm Golf Course Wed-Mon 7 am - Dusk Tue Noon - Dusk Driving Range Mon 6 am - 6 pm 1st & 3rd Tue 8 am - 7:30 pm 2nd & 4th Tue 6 am - 7:30 pm Wed-Sun 6 am - 7:30 pm Owari Lounge Closed Summer hours (1 Apr - 31 Oct) Pro Shop Wed-Mon 5:30 am - 6 pm Tue 9 am - 6 pm Golf Course Wed-Mon 6 am - Dusk Tue Noon - Dusk Driving Range Mon 5:30 am - 6 pm Tue 9 am - 7:30 pm Wed-Sun 5:30 am - 7:30 pm Chibana Golf Course Bldg. 55061 Kadena: 966-7327 JP: 036-868-2224 Pro Shop Mon-Fri 6 am - 6 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 6 am - 6 pm Driving Range Mon, Wed-Fri 6 am - 6:30 pm Tue 9 am - 6:30 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 6 am - 6:30 pm Chippers Kadena: 966-7327 JP: 036-868-2224 Mon-Thu 7 am - 7 pm Fri-Sun 6:30 am - 7 pm

Kadena: 966-7303 JP: 036-868-2225 Mon-Thu 7 am - 10 pm Fri 7 am - 1 am Sat 9 am - 1 am Sun & Holidays Noon - 8 pm Strikers Café Mon-Thu 9 am - 9:30 pm Fri 7 am - 12:30 am Sat 8 am - 12:30 am Sun & Holidays Noon - 7:30 pm Breakfast Mon-Fri 7 am - 11 am Sat 8 am - 11 am Brooklyn’s Mon - Thu 4 pm - 10 pm Fri & Sat 4 pm - 1 am Sun 3 pm - 8 pm Holidays Closed *Last call for bar is 30 minutes prior to close. Call for special functions and party reservations. Kadena Base Library Bldg. 451 Kadena: 634-1502 Mon-Wed 10 am - 8 pm Thu-Sun 10 am - 6 pm Holidays Closed Kadena Information, Tickets, & Travel Bldg. 455 Kadena: 966-7333 JP: 036-868-2226 Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm Sat 10 am - 2 pm Sun Closed Kadena Marina One mile north of Kadena Gate 1 (Summer hours •All facilities closed on Tuesday) Dive Store Kadena: 966-7345 JP: 036-868-2228 Mon, Wed-Fri 11:30 am - 6 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 10 am - 6 pm Harbor Kadena: 966-7282 Daily (except Tue) 7 am - 6 pm Beach Shack Daily (except Tue) 8 am - sunset Equipment Rentals Mon, Wed-Fri 10 am - 6 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 7 am - 6 pm (Winter Hours • All facilities closed Tuesday & Wednesday) Dive Store Kadena: 966-7345 JP: 036-868-2228 Mon, Thurs-Sun 10 am - 6 pm Holidays 10 am - 6 pm Harbor Kadena: 966-7282 Daily (except Tue & Wed) 7 am - 6 pm Beach Shack Daily Closed Equipment Rentals Mon, Thurs & Fri 10 am - 6 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays 7 am - 6 pm Okuma Located 51 miles north of Kadena off Route 58 Reservation Desk 631-1991/1992 Daily 8 am - 5 pm Surfside Restaurant 631-1805 For meal times, visit Boating (Okuma Beach Mart) 631-1816 Daily 9 am - 5 pm Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 614 Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Rental Equipment Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm Sat 8 am - 5 pm Sun & Holidays Closed Reservation for Flea Market & Parks Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Paintball Kadena: 966-7343 JP: 036-868-2229 Paintball Rec Play Sat & Sun 10 am - 3 pm Kadena Aquatics Kadena: 634-6425 Fairchild Pool Lap Swim Mon-Fri 5 am - 7 pm Sat 5 pm - 7 pm *Swim lessons also available! Risner Fitness Center • Open 24 hours Bldg. 109 Kadena: 634-5128 Juice Bar Daily 5 am - 9 pm Massage Therapy Kadena: 634-5129 Daily 9 am - 9 pm Fitness Assessment Cell (FAC) Kadena: 634-8197 Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Risner Sports Pro Shop & Tennis Center Bldg. 123 Kadena: 966-7431 JP: 036-868-2230 Daily 9 am - 6 pm Schilling Community Center Bldg. 455 Kadena: 634-1387 Mon-Fri 7 am - 9 pm Sat 8 am - 7 pm Sun & Holidays Closed PACAF Family Days 10 am - 7 pm YOUTH & TEEN Child Development Centers Mon-Fri 5:45 am - 6 pm Wakaba Bldg. 132 Kadena: 632-7420 Niko Niko Bldg. 334 Kadena: 634-5263

Family Child Care Bldg. 1850 Kadena: 634-0514 Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm Parent Assistance Mon-Fri 8 am - 9 am Resource & Referral Kadena: 632-7693 Bldg. 1850 Mon-Fri 9 am - 3 pm School Age Care Himawari School Age Care Bldg. 439 Kadena: 632-0202 Mon-Fri 5:45 am - 6 pm Shima No Ko School Age Care Bldg. 4081 Kadena: 632-0265 Mon-Fri 5:45 am - 6 pm Teen Center Millennium Bldg. 499 Kadena: 634-3866 Recreation (School Days) Mon-Thu 2 pm - 6 pm Fri 2 pm - 11 pm Sat 4 pm - 9 pm Recreation (No School & Half Days) Mon-Thu Noon - 6 pm Fri Noon - 11 pm Office Mon-Fri Noon - 6 pm Youth Center Bldg. 1849 Kadena: 634-0500 Rec Room School Days Mon-Fri 2 pm - 6 pm Sat Noon - 6 pm No School & Half Days Noon - 6 pm Front Desk Mon-Thu 9:30 am - 7 pm Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm Sat 9 am - 5 pm Youth Sports & Fitness Bldg. 499 Kadena: 634-1384 Office Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm SERVICES Airman & Family Readiness Center Bldg. 220 Kadena: 634-3366 Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm Holidays Closed Army Veterinary Treatment Facility Bldg. 731 Kadena: 966-7593 JP: 036-868-2263 Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm Wed 10 am - 4:30 pm Sat, Sun, & Holidays Closed Last duty day of each month Closed Education & Training Bldg. 59 Customer Service Kadena: 634-1500 Base Training Kadena: 634-5943 Formal Training Kadena: 634-1688 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-Fri 9 am - 3 pm 3rd Thursday of the month 9 am - noon Closed on Holidays, PACAF Family Days, & down days Human Resources Office Bldg. 723 Kadena: 634-2330 Mon-Fri 8 am - 3 pm Karing Kennels Boarding Facility Bldg. 4065 Kadena: 966-7339 JP: 036-868-2235 Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri 10 am - 5 pm Sat & Sun 11 am - 6 pm Wed & Holidays Closed Pet Adoption Facility Bldg. 54300 Kadena: 966-7338 JP: 036-868-2234 Thurs-Sun 10 am - 6 pm Mon - Wed & Holidays Closed After hours, please call 966-7339. Laundry & Dry Cleaning Kadena, Bldg. 612 Kadena: 634-0443 Mon-Sat 7 am - 5:30 pm Kinser, Bldg. 706 Kinser: 637-1267 JP: 090-6866-1517 Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4 pm Manpower & Organization Bldg. 106 Kadena: 634-4865 Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Military Personnel Section Bldg. 721B Kadena: 634-8978 Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri (walk-ins) 8 am - 3 pm Wed (walk-ins) 7:30 am - 4:30 pm 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 Shogun Inn Bldg. 332 Kadena: 632-1010 JP: -098-962-1010 24-hours a day, seven days a week


Nightlife Flashback to the Kadena Officers’ Club Gourmet Dinner Who doesn’t want to be fancy for a night? The Gourmet Dinner at the Kadena Officers’ Club gave guests the opportunity to have a night to dress up to enjoy live music with food and wine pairings. The dinner consisted of seven courses. Yup, you heard right, seven courses. Each course was paired with either a sweet or dry wine to compliment the flavors of the dish.

Food Brunching on Kadena I’m a waffle gal. Always have been, always will be. I grew up in a waffle house. No, not the actual restaurant, but in a house that preferred waffles to pancakes. Isn’t that one of times biggest rivalries? However, as much as I love waffles, bacon and especially coffee, breakfast was never my thing. But oddly enough, if you change the name and call it brunch, I’m there.



Recreation Take an Oki Hike I’m a busy person. I spend a lot of time planning and even more time running around. I’m the first to admit that I don’t always take the time I should for myself and that has, on more than one occasion, really worn me down. But when I get out on a trail for a hike, all of my worries and cares melt away. The satisfaction of waking up early, packing a bag, lacing up my hiking boots and just disappearing for a few hours is very rarely matched in my world. Hiking for me is a reset button.

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FRIDAY, 10 MARCH • 6 PM - 10 PM SATURDAY, 11 MARCH • 5 PM - 9 PM $44.95 • Members $49.95 • Nonmembers Gather your friends for a night of wine, delicious food, live jazz music, and of course, a souvenir wine glass! Try a wine you loved? Stop by our purchasing room during the event. Receive a 10% discount with the purchase of six or more bottles of wine! Tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, 1 February at the Kadena Officers’ Club. Purchasing room will remain open one additional hour. Open to all ranks and services ages 20 and over.



Venture Magazine February 2017