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Cover photo & design by: Nagi Marie Quirk

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

Account Executives Kellie Anthony Jana Byrn Melissa Kowaluk Ruben Zaldaña Operations Courtney Sambula

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)


You Can Mold Your Own Way


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



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Kadena Auto Hobby Safety Inspection Sale 9 & 10 January

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Youth Center • New Year’s Party

A&FRC • Résumé and Interview Skills

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Give Parents a Break & Parents’ Night Out

A&FRC • Money Management

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Youth Sports & Fitness • Basketball & Cheerleading Registration Youth Center • Cherry Blossom Festival Trip


RÉSUMÉ AND INTERVIEW SKILLS Tuesday, 10 January • 9 am - 11:30 am Registration ends Monday, 9 January.

Learn how to catch the hiring manager’s attention with résumé writing and interview skills. We’ll help you explore job search strategies to get you prepared for your employment endeavors!

JAPANESE FOR BUSY PEOPLE 17 - 19 January • Noon - 1 pm Registration ends Friday, 13 January.

Don’t have a lot of extra time but would like to learn some Japanese? Join us during this three-day workshop to learn basic, useful Japanese expressions. This workshop is held during the lunch hour to accommodate individuals with busy schedules!


Thursday, 12 January • 9 am - 11 am Registration ends Wednesday, 11 January. Learn to create and establish a working budget to manage savings and checking accounts as well as reduce debt based on individual goals.


19 & 20 January • 8:30 am - 5 pm Registration ends Wednesday, 18 January. If you’ve ever thought about starting a business but don’t know how to begin, this is for you! Boots to Business is a two-day workshop that includes steps for evaluating business concepts and fundamental knowledge required to develop a business plan. Participants will also receive information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance.

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Airm an & Read Fam iness ily Cent er

Family Child Care

Give Parents A Break

Saturday, 7 January • 5 pm - 9 pm Wakaba CDC and Shima No Ko SAC Ages six weeks - 12 years Sign up by noon on Wednesday, 4 January. 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! Step 1 • Receive a referral from the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 634-3366 or speak with your commander or first sergeant. Step 2 • Contact Wakaba CDC, Shima No Ko SAC or Resource and Referral at 632-7693. Parents’ Night Out Don’t qualify for a referral but still need a break? No worries! Spaces for Parents’ Night 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.

Kadena Base Library • 634-1502

2017 Bookmark Contest

Sunday, 1 January - Tuesday, 31 January The theme of our annual bookmark contest is “Books light up my world because…” Visit the Kadena Base Library to pick up a bookmark template, fill in the blank with a picture, and then submit your design. Patrons will vote on their favorite design to become the official 2017 Kadena Base Library bookmark! Open to all ages.

Whether you are looking for fully-certified child care providers or looking to expand your at-home business, give Family Child Care a call! We need providers to support the Expanded Child Care programs, PCS and Volunteer Care. We are recruiting providers to care for children with special needs such as asthma, allergies, cerebral palsy and physical 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! See our article on for a full description!

Learn Your Letters Tuesdays • 3 pm - 4 pm Not Your Mother’s Book Club Wednesday, 11 January • 6:30 pm FOCUS Story Time Wednesday, 11 January • 10 am Positive Behavior Book • Josh’s Smiley Faces By • Gina Ditta-Donahue

Youth Sports & Fitness • 634-1384

Wednesday, 18 January • 5:30 pm $7.95 • Adults ($1 member discount) $4.95 • Kids ($1 member discount)

Basketball Registration Ages 5 - 6 • Monday, 9 January Ages 7 - 8 • Wednesday, 11 January Ages 9 - 10 • Friday, 13 January Ages 11 - 12 • Wednesday, 18 January Ages 13 - 15 • Wednesday, 18 January Registration runs from 10 am to 5 pm and until all slots are filled. Immunization records are required at time of registration.

Family Membership NIght

Cheerleading Registration Ages 5 - 12 • Monday, 9 January

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409

Kiddie Disco

Wednesday, 25 January • 5:30 pm $7.95 • Adults ($1 member discount) Free • Kids ($1 member discount)




Fizzie, adopted pup from Karing Kennels

When we adopted Fizzie, we thought we were bringing home a rescued animal in need of caring and loving owners. When we first saw Fizzie, she had just been rescued from the streets and wasn’t allowed to play with anyone or other dogs until she recovered. She was starved, hairless, and had a few dozen allergies to common things. At first, no one was sure she would even survive the night, but she did and she made an amazing recovery! When she was allowed to play with people, we took her out to the pen and we felt an instant connection. Fizzie pounced the toys and pawed her way into our hearts. All we needed to bring Fizzie home was to sign for our on-base house. Both things happened the same day and we brought her home as soon as we could.

What we didn’t realize is that it was Fizzie that not only brightened our lives, but also tied us all together. Whenever either of us gets home from a bad day, Fizzie’s warm, loving kisses and cuddling make it better. We go on family walks together, or play at the local dog park and it draws us all together. Over time, Fizzie fully recovered from her life on the streets and she has been such a welcomed addition to our family. If it weren’t for the help of Karing Kennels’ incredible staff, their speedy efforts to enable Fizzie’s recovery and their passion for rescuing animals, I don’t think that Fizzie would have made her way into our lives, or even out of the shelter.

Zoey, adopted kitty from Karing Kennels

There is nothing better than finding your soulmate, your match, your better half. Our 7 year old son, Max, found his at the Karing Kennels Adoption Facility in January of 2016.

Our elderly dog Natasha passed away in August of 2015, and Max, who was always drawn to cats, asked if we could adopt one. We had another middle age dog at home named Tango, and while we loved cats, we knew we had to find one that he could love too. We spent weeks visiting the Adoption Facility getting to know them all. Did they like dogs? What about kids? Were they inside or outside cats? We spent time petting them, holding them and cuddling with them. We loved them all, but the funny part is, Max and Zoey picked each other on the first day.

- Stout Family Every time we went to visit the shelter this gorgeous, large eyed, mustachioed cat would stare at Max and meow at him. Max would take her out and hold her and she would hug him with her two paws

around his neck and purr non-stop… every time. When he would put her back, she would stare at him and meow at him as if she was saying, “Hello, pick me back up, I love you!” The only issue? She didn’t get along with canines. A deal breaker. We all finally agreed on a few cats that were historically “good with dogs” and brought Tango to the shelter to find that special connection. Now, Tango is a large Siberian husky and he can be imposing even to humans, let alone cats. So over the course of an hour, we introduced him to three candidates. What we got was hissing, growling, swatting and hiding; it looked as if there would be no feline for us. Finally, due to Max’s bond, we asked to see Zoey, just in case. Amazingly, when she came in the room, she just laid down in front of Tango. It was as if they were old friends meeting again. Max was right, Zoey WAS his cat and she came home with us that day. - Dixon Family

She instantly livened up the rooms as she sniffed around and excitedly explored. She came into our young marriage and turned us into a family.




Stop by to find your new furry family member! You can even come just to visit and play with the pets. Check out our Facebook page for pictures and updates on adoptable pets.


KARING KENNELS Adoption Facility • 966-7338 Boarding Facility • 966-7339 VENTURE



Immerse yourself in a new hobby or culture with the Schilling Community Center’s classes. 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 our First Time Home Buyer class and Driver’s Education!

You Can Mold Your Own Way

Other classes include • 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

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Written by • Rachel Kuhn Photos by • Nagi Marie Quirk VENTURE 11



s I sit at my desk, a Shi Shi face staring back at me, I can’t help but actually feel very proud of what I created. I’ve said (written) it many times – I love working with my hands, I love being creative, but the jury is still out on whether or not those things I create with my creative hands are actually mantle-worthy. There’s something so extremely gratifying about building something from nothing, especially when the finished product is what you had originally envisioned. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my fair share of projects gone awry. I could fill a refrigerator door with side by side comparisons of what Pinterest told me I was making and my carefully thought out rebuttals. But this Shi Shi face staring back at me is different. The thing that Pinterest (or any website, for that matter) can’t provide is a real, live human being to walk you through the process - a credible individual to guide you through each step, correcting and encouraging you as you go. But do you know where you can find that? Why, at Kadena Arts & Crafts, of course! They have instructors, professionals and a staff who know exactly what they’re doing when you feel you don’t. Perhaps you’re wondering why there is a Shi Shi face staring at me as I sit at my desk. Well friends, the aforementioned instructors of sentences passed are a good starting point for my explanation. I had the opportunity to take the Shi Shi face class with Jorge Itokazu, one of the many talented instructors at Arts & Crafts. Jorge Itokazu provides a unique experience and perspective to students in his class. He’s been teaching classes on Kadena for over 20 years and his passion for his craft is made evident in the enthusiasm he has for teaching others. If you haven’t taken a class with Mr. Itokazu, I highly recommend it. His sense of humor breaks the ice and helps ease your nerves. Oh, you don’t get nervous for stuff like this? Okay, well it helped ease my nerves. There is a lot of self-inflicted anxiety that goes into crafting for me. The what ifs are sometimes insurmountable deal breakers that keep me from reaching my true crafting potential, leaving me with a Pinterest full of pins and a house full of would-be wreaths, holiday center pieces and homemade dog treats. All of those fears are cast to the wayside, though, when you’ve got someone walking you through your project. One of the beautiful things about taking a class like this is the fact that you can get your feet wet, as it were. You can try new things without having to fully commit to a new hobby. Some may say this is very noncommittal of you, and while they may be right, it’s also allows you to try new things that you may not have otherwise attempted. More than likely, I would never just pick up pottery or ceramics on a whim – but I’d take a class on a whim. That’s kind of what I did, actually, and it really paid off! Jorge began by giving a brief introduction of himself. He was born in South America to Okinawan parents who eventually, as many of us are, were called back to this tiny Pacific island. He began working at Tsuboya as an apprentice, learning the techniques, history and style of traditional Okinawan pottery. Many of the craftsmen at Tsuboya had pottery in their blood; the lifestyle was passed down from generation to generation making it difficult for outsiders to get in the door. Jorge’s teacher saw his potential and began to give Jorge more and more responsibilities, teaching and mentoring him along the way.




Ultimately, Jorge branched out and began working on his own. He pulled inspiration from his multi-cultural upbringing, using colors and his natural artistry to create dynamic, bold pieces. Over the years, Itokazu has built quite a following, holding exhibits, receiving awards and teaching classes for all skill levels. He and his work have become a benchmark for experienced and aspiring potters alike to create from their souls, putting their true emotions into their craft. When you get to the Mud Factory to begin your Shi Shi face class, everything is set up for you. Jorge greets you as you file in with your classmates, finding your seat to make sure you’ve got a good, comfortable spot for the class. University flashbacks are happening aren’t they? You look over the directions and tools laid out for you, wondering how in the world you’ll create something that looks like the finished Shi Shi face that Jorge has set out as a visual guide. There’s a bare, unfired half sphere resting quietly in front of you awaiting assembly. Or at least you assume that’s what is going to be the base of your Shi Shi face. But did you come to the wrong class? Are we making soup bowls and not Shi Shi faces tonight, you frantically wonder? But rationale slowly wanders back in and reminds you of the laminated direction sheet and completed Shi Shi face you saw just 20 seconds prior. Deep breath. Before you begin working on your Shi Shi face, Jorge gives a brief history lesson, with splashes of humor, about the origins of the Shi Shi face in Okinawa and Japan. He explains that with each step, he’ll provide a demonstration, help if you need it and all of the supplies and clay required for that particular step. He invites everyone to gather around him as he goes over the steps and hands out the necessary clay. Using similes like sweet potatoes, green beans and Hershey Kisses, Jorge gives instructions on how to form your clay and how to use the tools you’ve been given to smooth, score and place the clay on your half sphere. All the while, he reminds students that it doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s not going to be perfect and the kiln does wonders to remove the blemishes and imperfections that only we see on our own work. When the class is over, you’ll be surprised at how remarkably similar your Shi Shi face is to the one that Jorge creates during the class. His instruction is so clear and concise that it’s nearly impossible to make a hugely detrimental mistake. And even if the Shi Shi face you create isn’t quite the same as Jorge’s example, the class is still worth the experience and knowledge gained. You get to create something for your collection of Okinawan keepsakes that is unique on so many levels. You can sign up for the Shi Shi face class as an individual, with friends or create your own event around the class! For information on specific class dates and times, contact the helpful Kadena Arts & Crafts staff. New to 2017, we’ll be opening up the Woodshop to all ages 12 through 16! Sign up for our woodshop basics class with your parent or legal guardian to learn the first steps of woodworking. Class includes certification. Ask our staff or check our Facebook page for details! We’ll also be hosting Crafty Pop Up Shops soon! If you’re a crafty business owner, contact us to see how you can showcase your work inside Crafty Things!





Teen Center 634-3866 New Year’s Party

Friday, 6 January • 6 pm Celebrate 2017 with your Teen Center family and friends at this free event!

Town Hall Forum

Friday, 27 January • 6 pm The Keystone Club and the Air Force Teen Council are hosting an open forum with the 18th Security Forces Squadron for their National Project. The National Project is run through the Boys & Girls Club of America. There will be a panel of security forces members and teens to ask and answer any questions, as well as discuss other activities related to the topic of relations between law enforcement and civilians.

Jr. Staff

January starts the new year! Make sure to come in and get your application to be put on the roster for the Jr. Staff workers! Contact the Teen Center staff for more details!

Recognition & Birthday Celebration

Friday, 6 January • 5 pm Celebrate our Outstanding Youth of the Month and January birthdays with ice cream!

Extended Rec

Friday, 6 January • 5 pm - 7 pm The Rec Room is open late for some extra play time with your friends!

Tournament Tuesday

10, 17 & 24 January • 4 pm Each Tuesday, we’ll have a different competition activity.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Friday, 20 January • 10 am - 3 pm $7 • Per child We’re driving up to Nago to visit the Nago Castle Ruins Park and see the beautiful cherry blossom flowers.

Clubs at the Youth Center

Become a member of the Youth Center today and take part in the many clubs we offer throughout the week. From Fine Arts to STEM we’ve got a club for every personality.

Youth Center 634-0500






travel 3 5 All Month Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel • Book your Cherry Blossom Trip

Okuma Beach • Call our reservations desk about group discounts


Okuma Beach • Martin Luther King Jr Weekend Dinner

Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel • Plan your whale watching adventure or stop by for discounted tickets on local attractions and hotels!

NAGO CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL It’s already that time of year! Don’t miss seeing the iconic Japanese Cherry Blossoms. Please contact Kadena ITT for tour pricing and details!

DISCOUNT TICKETS New discount tickets for sale at Bios on the Hill and Dino Park! See the back cover for more discount ticket options!

WHALE WATCHING SEASON IS COMING SOON! One of the most magnificent wonders of the ocean will soon be making its way back to the warm waters of Okinawa! Join us every Saturday and Sunday during February and March for whale watching.

VALENTINE’S DAY IS FAST APPROACHING We can help you go above and beyond this Valentine’s Day with romantic accomodations at YYY Club iE Resort on Ie Island or other local hotels! Stop in for details on dinner theaters and unique Valentine’s Day options.


966-7333 or 036-868-2226



Let your dreams take flight with the Aero Club!

Explore Okinawa Tour

$249 • One hour tour flight (up to three passengers) Explore the island of Okinawa from the sky with the Kadena Aero Club! You will fly with one of our experienced pilots and discover the wonders of Okinawa on this aerial tour flight. Don’t forget to bring your camera for the spectacular bird’s eye views – you may even see your house!

Introductory Flight

$199 • One Hour Introductory Flight Do you believe you can fly? Do you believe you can touch the sky? Join one of our instructors and get hands-on experience flying a plane without the huge commitment. Our Introductory Flights are meant to give potential Private Pilot Ground School candidates the opportunity to see if the Kadena Aero Club’s flight plan is the right one for them!

Private Pilot Ground School

If you are wanting to learn how to fly, the best place to start is the Private Pilot Ground School with the Kadena Aero Club! Over the course of eight weeks, students will learn the fundamentals of flight and other aviation essentials. Expand your knowledge of flying and prepare yourself for your adventures in the sky.




Kadena Aero Club • 080-6493-6299 Located in the Schilling Community Center.






BEACH Bayside Cottage

Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner

Saturday, 11, February • 5 pm - 9 pm Surfside Restaurant Treat your significant other to a romantic dinner for two at Okuma’s Surfside Restaurant! Enjoy live acoustic music and relax on this special night. Call Surfside Restaurant at 631-1805 to make reservations.

Happy Camper Club

Now - 31 March $50 • Per person Join the best club around! Receive a complimentary Okuma tumbler, free freshly brewed coffee refills, and special offers on meals and recreation activities. Ask the front desk for details!

Retreats & Group Reservations

Contact our Retreat & Group Reservations Coordinator at 631-1806 for more information.



okuma beach


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.

Birthday Plan Couples Plan Cottage and Family Plan



Contact Brian Enloe for more information. 080-6916-6544

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

Okuma Beach • 631-1990/1991


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

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Surf Lessons


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Kadena Marina • Deep Sea Fishing Charter

Banyan Tree Golf Course • New Year’s Shamble

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Outdoor Recreation • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Outdoor Recreation • Sunrise Paddle

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Outdoor Recreation • Sunset Paddle

Risner Sports Pro Shop • Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments

All month long $20 • One lesson $50 • Three lessons Winter winds mean awesome surfing at the Kadena Marina! Don’t know how to surf? We’ll take you out and teach you the basics. We recommend you take three lessons to really get the hang of it. Dates are subject to change due to winds and wave sizes. Lessons are by appointment only.

Fishing Charter

Saturday, 7 January • 4:30 am - 6 pm $140 • Per person Get hooked with Kadena Marina and join us for a day of deep sea fishing. You’ll love the chance to catch tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, rainbow runner, bonita and possibly even marlin! Catch your dinner and take home freezer-ready fish. Fee includes all the gear you’ll need for the trip and fish cleaning. Don’t forget snacks and medicine for seasickness.

Polar Swim Race

Saturday, 4 February • 9 am Register by Saturday, 21 January. $20 • Per person Conquer the cold with Kadena Marina. This is a 1500 meter swim for adults and 800 meter swim for all under 18 years old. Heats will be divided into men’s, women’s and youth. Goggles, wetsuits and swim caps are okay but fins are not permitted. There will be prizes for the top finishers and completion medals for all! Stop by the Kadena Marina to register today! Kadena Marina • 966-7345



Sunrise Paddle

Kayaking Saturday, 14 January Tuesday, 24 January 10 am - noon $20 • Per person Explore Okinawa on a sea kayak and get an up close view of the water. Price includes gear and guide.

Thursday, 19 January 5:30 am - 8 am $30 • Per person Start your day by paddling along the Eastern coastline and watching the sunrise. Price includes kayak or paddle board, life vest and guide.

Sunset Paddle 12 & 26 January 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm $30 • Per person Take in spectacular sunset views as we lead you on a relaxing paddle along the Western coastline. This is a great way to end your day or start your evening. Price includes kayak, life vest and guide.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Sunday, 8 January Tuesday, 17 January 10 am - noon $20 • Per person Glide along the ocean and explore new areas. Be sure to bring a dry bag, bottled water and snacks.




Wednesday, 11 January Mt. Katsuu 9 am - 1 pm Saturday, 7 January Sunday, 22 January 9 am - 4 pm 10 am - 1 pm $20 • Per person $10 • Per person Wednesday, 18 January • 9 am - 2 pm Bouldering is a form of rock climbing not $15 • Per person using any ropes or harnesses. You’re Mt. Katsuu is a quick but challenging not allowed to go higher than hike with spectacular views 12 feet, but don’t let that of the island. Hiking fool you. It’s just Mt. Ishikawa as challenging! Sunday, 8 January 9 am - 4 pm $20 • Per person Wednesday, 25 January • 9 am - 2 pm $15 • 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.




Ikei Island Saturday, 28 January • 9 am - 2 pm $20 • Per person Bring water, snacks and sunscreen for a big day of cycling. We’ll have breaks along the way.

Yagaji to Kouri Island Saturday, 28 January • 7 am - 6 pm $20 • Per person Bring water, snacks and sunscreen for a big day of cycling. We’ll have breaks along the way.

Hiking Mt. Sankaku Saturday, 21 January 9 am - 4 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.

Hiking Jawbone Ridge

Hiking Mt. Yonaha

Saturday, 15 January 9 am - 4 pm $20 • Per person Jawbone Ridge is an advanced hike. This rigorous height rewards you with amazing views. Please be sure to have plenty of water and snacks.

Sunday, 29 January 7 am - 4 pm $20 • Per person Hiking to the top of this mountain gives you the opportunity to tell everyone you’ve been to the highest peak on the island!


recreation Risner Fitness Center • 634-5128 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 11 April - 14 June $3,000 • Per person Registration begins Monday, 2 January. This training is for instructors who have already completed the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and would like to explore the deeper concepts of teaching yoga with Rebecca Cohen. Sweetheart Aerobathon Saturday, 11 February Registration begins • 7:30 am Aerobathon begins • 8 am Bring your sweetheart to this free event and get the chemistry flowing with yoga, Zumba, group cycle or dance mix. Sentry Century 100K Bike Race Saturday, 11 March • 7:30 am Registration begins Monday, 2 January. $50 • Individual $45 • Per person for a relay team of two $40 • Per person for a relay team of four $35 • Per person for a relay team of eight Join the Risner Fitness Center for their second Sentry Century Bike Race! Warm up those pedals and start preparing for the biggest bike race on Kadena! Participants can register as singles, doubles, or in a group of four or six. Prizes will be awarded to the top male, female and team winners.

Running Gear Whether you run, walk or jog, you still need the right gear for the job! Stop by the Risner Sports Pro Shop to find the perfect athletic clothing and a great pair of running shoes! Check out our compression socks and sleeves, stay comfortable with our lightweight apparel, and take on your New Year’s resolutions with the latest products! Mizuno Shoe Fitting Saturday, 14 January • 9 am - noon & 1 pm - 5 pm A Mizuno athletic shoes consultant will assess your foot to determine the proper shoe for you. Advanced reservation is required at the Risner Sports Pro Shop and walk-ins will be seen on a space available basis. Doubles Tennis Tournaments Men’s Intermediate Division & Women’s Open Saturday, 21 January • 1 pm - 6 pm $40 • Per pair

Kadena Auto Hobby we exist to serve you. There are two types of car owners on Okinawa. First, there is the enthusiast who can’t wait to tweak, modify and display their slick Oki-ride. You can spot them driving their GTRs and Sylvias, proud to represent Okinawan street car culture. Then, there is the practical car owner looking for efficiency, reliability and comfort. They’ll be happily driving along in their Cubes and Fits, singing along to AFN’s latest hits. But, it doesn’t matter what type of car you drive or what kind of car owner you are because the Kadena Auto Hobby Shop has all the services you need to keep you safe and ready for the roads ahead.

Men’s Open Division & Women’s Intermediate Saturday, 28 January • 1 pm - 6 pm $40 • Per pair Registration for both ends Sunday, 15 January.

Risner Sports Pro Shop • 966-7431

Written by • Ruben Zaldaña Photos by • Nagi Marie Quirk & Ruben Zaldaña





wning a vehicle on Okinawa means dealing with a biennial JCI, an annual road tax, stop and go traffic, sea spray, roads made of slippery coral rock, stifling humidity and typhoons. The helpful and knowledgeable staff at Auto Hobby are committed to making things a lot easier for every car owner. They are located behind the Housing Office and their team can answer any question that you might have about your car to unlock the mysteries of the legalities of vehicle ownership in Japan. If you are looking for parts or tools you can browse their fully-stocked shelves. They even have a section dedicated to audio. There is nothing like driving in the Okinawan sunshine, listening to your favorite tunes, especially with the top down in your crystal blue Miata. They can also order anything you might need that they don’t normally stock. Let’s say you are looking for a specific part because you broke your tail light in a narrow alley in Naha and red tape isn’t your style. They can take your car’s make and model and get you the exact part you need, preventing wasted time on your favorite search engine. Shady mechanics that charge you an extra $100 because your lateral dovetail joint (lateral dovetail joint is not a car part) needed replacement, do not exist at Auto Hobby. You will only find trustworthy experts that are always willing to help. You can visit the shop for small jobs like a quick oil change, or big jobs like fixing your air conditioner that broke in the middle of the summer. Regular maintenance on your vehicle is a must in Okinawa. Auto Hobby even has JCI services available. The JCI inspection determines if your vehicle is road worthy and if it meets Japan’s strict environmental standards. At Auto Hobby you can drop your car off for a thorough 79-point JCI safety check, where they examine every nook and cranny required by the Japanese government. Or you can request the work and they will inspect, fix and take your car to the inspector. All you have to do is sign the new registration. If you love cars and you are looking for a place to work on yours, Auto Hobby is the perfect place. They have an amazing DIY facility, where you can rent a bay and tools to wrench to your heart’s content. If you have always wanted to work on your own car but don’t feel comfortable they also offer classes every month. New in 2017, Auto Hobby will offer special one-on-one classes for experienced hobbyist who would like to learn complex and specialized car care.




New year, more bowling at Emery Lanes! SIGN UP NOW FOR ONE OF OUR WINTER LEAGUES! B.S. No Tap League begins Thursday, 12 January • 6:30 pm Junior League begins Saturday, 21 January • 9 am Adult/Youth League begins Monday, 23 January • 6:30 pm Pro-Am League begins Wednesday, 25 January • 6:30 pm

Super B WL Sunday Tournament

Sunday, 5 February • 1 pm $100 • Per person There will be 15 games across 10 lanes. 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!

Thomas Crawford is the Supervisor of the Kadena Auto Hobby Shop. He has been a self-professed gearhead for over 10 years and is always willing to lend anyone a helping hand. When he is not at the shop working hard, he is most likely being someone’s knight in shining armor in his noble tow truck, rescuing a driver in distress. If you would like to avoid being a driver in distress however, you should follow his simple guidelines.

AUTO HOBBY 036-868-2221 | 966-7355 32 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM

Do not treat your car like a three-year rental. Most residents of Kadena are here for an average of three years. Unfortunately, some drivers are a lot more lax on vehicle maintenance than they would be back home because of the short time they will be spending on Island. This can result in costly repairs that could have been prevented.

Emery Lanes • 966-7303

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 they would back in the states. Check your tire pressure and tread. Don’t forget that Okinawa has slippery roads and tropical island weather. Learn about your vehicle. Take advantage of the resources that Auto Hobby has to offer. Visit Auto Hobby. Do not hesitate to visit Auto Hobby if you feel that your car might be acting a little funny. Many things can go wrong with your vehicle, and many things can get worse if you ignore a problem. If you hear a noise, don’t just turn up the radio. If you see your check engine light come on, don’t put a sticker over it. Just stop by for a helping hand. DIY • Oil Change Classes 11 & 25 January • 5 pm VENTURE 33


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New Year's


Saturday, 14 January

Banyan Tree Golf Course • 966-7321


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Shotgun start • 7 am | $50 • Per person This is a four-person event. Everyone will play off the best ball of each tee shot. The two best scores on each hole will count for the team score. Sign up as a group or individually and be paired. Flights are based on team handicap. Price includes green and cart fee, lunch, awards and prizes.


All Month

Banyan Tree Snack Bar • Kabocha Pork Curry over Rice T-Bones • Tempura Scallops with vegetables and pilaf Café Latte • Big Tex Club Sandwich Strikers Café • Philly Burger Jack’s Place • Delicious Teppanyaki


Month Long Specials

Kabocha Pork Curry over Rice

Snack Bar Pizza of the Month Sicilian Sausage Pizza

Mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, olives, red pepper flakes and fresh tomatoes!

New! Banyan Tree Soup Specials

Ring in the New Year with our new weekly soups! Serving size of 8 oz. Roasted Tomato • 1 - 7 January Butternut Squash • 8 - 14 January Minestrone • 15 - 21 January Broccoli Cheese • 22 - 28 January

The After 4 Specials

Sunday - Thursday • 4 pm - 10 pm Friday & Saturday • 4 pm - midnight Available in the Snack Bar as take out and for delivery. Red Sauce • Meatballs, Italian sausage, Mozzarella cheese and ziti. White Sauce • Pesto chicken, sautéed mushrooms, Provolone cheese and penne pasta.

Statehood Admission Day

Thursday, 12 January • 11 am - 1:30 pm Free teppanyaki to Air Force Club members who are residents of Georgia, Alaska, Michigan, Utah, New Mexico and Connecticut. Must show driver’s license and valid enlisted Air Force Club card to receive.

Daily Patio Line Up Mondays & Wednesdays

All You Can Eat Pasta and Pizza Take out is not available. Tuesdays & Fridays

Grilled Ribeye Steak Thursdays

Teppanyaki Chicken, beef or shrimp.

Tempura Scallops

Banyan Tree Snack Bar • 966-7377/036-868-2202 After 4 pm Delivery • 966-7375/036-868-2274

Tuesday Two for One

4 pm - 9 pm Served with your choice of house salad or soup, two sides and fresh bread. • Ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce • Chicken Cordon Bleu • Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy • Coconut Shrimp • Pasta Primavera

Wednesday Night Homestyle Buffet

5 pm - 8:30 pm Adults • $11.95 • Adults ($1 member discount) $4.95 • Ages 4 - 10 $1 • Ages 3 & under Enjoy an all you can eat rotating buffet featuring meatloaf, fried chicken, pasta bake and homestyle trimmings. A limited T-Bones menu will also be available from 4 pm - 9 pm.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Night Specials

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

Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin Sweet and spicy chipotle crusted port tenderloin, grilled to perfection, served with roasted vegetables and your choice of a potato or rice.

Tempura Scallops Succulent, lightly breaded tempura scallops served with roasted vegetables and rice pilaf.

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

Chipotle-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Sunday Mini Breakfast Buffet

Sundays • 8 am - 2:30 pm Every Sunday you can enjoy an all you can eat breakfast buffet along with our fabulous regular menu items!

Retiree Club Member Appreciation

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

Maintenance & Cleaning Day

Monday, 23 January Limited operations. No Patio Lunch. Snack Bar & T-Bones will reopen at 4 pm.

T-Bones • 966-7380

Available only for residents of Kadena and Chibana Housing.




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Available for a limited time only at the Tee House!

The Vegetable Soba greeted me with its comforting warmth and alluring aroma as soon as it reached the table. a firm decision to do I grabbed my chopsticks and got down to business. or not to do something. Every mouthful was a perfect balance of texture. The crispness of the vegetables was evenly I decided to make things simple this year. No more lofty paired with the chewy soba noodles. The weight-loss goals that are forgotten by mid-January. Just a broth is so flavorful and perfect for a simple goal that I can see through until the end of 2017: eat cool January day. Vegetable Soba more vegetables. I don’t dislike vegetables, I just have trouble is only available for a limited not getting bored with vegetables. How can you compare an exciting time, so I’ll spend the pizza with the dull colorless broccoli imposter that is cauliflower. The remainder of 2017 Tee House is helping make things simple for me this year with their January dreaming about it. special, Vegetable Soba, and I got a chance to try it out early.

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Tee House • 966-7429 • Located at the Banyan Tree Golf Course 38 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM

For reservations call 966-7422 after 4 pm. VENTURE 39


A half pound burger with Provolone cheese, roasted peppers, grilled onions and hot peppers on a pretzel bun! It’s always sunny when you’re biting into a Philly Burger at Strikers Café!

Café Latte • 966-7416 40 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM

Strikers Café • 966-7303 • Located inside Emery Lanes VENTURE 41






Smoked Wings Bone-in wings slow smoked in-house over pecan wood. Served with Chili’s classic BBQ sauce.

Signature wings Hand tossed in your choice of sauce: BBQ, Honey-Chipotle or Buffalo. Served with fresh celery and dipping sauce.

Crispy Cheddar Bites Lightly battered and golden fried cheese bites topped with a sprinkle of Cajun spice and chopped cilantro. Served with house-made ancho-chile ranch.

Baby Back Ribs Enjoy the fall off the bone goodness of our world famous baby back ribs, slow smoked in-house over pecan wood. • ORIGINAL • HONEY- CHIP OTLE

The best way to enjoy all of these delicious Chili’s items is with one of the many beers from our new Craft Beer Program! 42 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM


Chili’s Grill & Bar • 966-7360


Chili’s Too • 966-7366 VENTURE 43


THURSDAYS Every Thursday in January, buy one specialty pizza and receive two free 16 oz. fountain drinks of your choice!

Chippers • 966-7367 | 036-868-2368

Located at the Chibana Golf Course


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Limit of two d rinks per order.




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Skoshi Rocker • $750 Bingo Night Banyan Tree Club • Club Membership Appreciation Night

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Banyan Tree Club • UFC Fight Night Frenzy Kadena Officers’ Club • Ultimate Gameshow

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Skoshi Rocker • $1199 Night Holiday Bingo Banyan Tree Club • Bunco




$1.80 • Well drinks


Friday, 6 January Join us for a night of fabulous prizes and delicious food!

SUPER SOCIAL HOUR WITH PROGRESSIVE DRAWING Fridays Drawing begins • 5:30 pm Free • Members $10 • Nonmembers Nonmembers are eligible for 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm drawings only.


Saturday, 21 January • 7 pm - 9 pm $15 • Advanced sale ($2 member discount) $20 • At the door American TV Game Show Spinoff is returning to the Kadena Officers’ Club with your favorite TV games including Family a’Feuding, Fearless One, and My Price is Right! Plus a $5,000 Greedy or Not Greedy game back by popular demand! Don’t miss this sensational evening at the Officers’ Club!

MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION NIGHT Wednesday, 11 January • 5:30 pm - 7 pm Open only to members of the Kadena Officers’ Club.

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

4 pm - close Enjoy drink, draft and food specials with free karaoke. Open to all ranks and services. Enlisted personnel must be accompanied by an officer or civilian equivalent.


7 pm - close Free admission! Open to officers and civilian equivalents ages 20 and over.


Monday, 6 February • 7 am Free • Members $10 • Nonmember food fee Catch the big game on super Monday morning at the Kadena Officers’ Club. The Ballroom will turn into Kadena football central. We will have a live HD feed, featuring your new favorite commercials. We will a breakfast buffet and a tailgating buffet. Don’t miss the chance to watch the Big Game with great food.

Bingo Soap Opera Bingo Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays Noon Night Bingo Mondays - Fridays 7 pm Weekend Powerhouse Bingo Sundays • 3 pm

Bingo Appreciation Sunday, 29 January • 3 pm As if you need another reason to play bingo! Stop in for a fun afternoon of bingo and being appreciated!

Texas Hold’Em

Free • Members $10 • Nonmembers FSS gift cards will be awarded to the top four finishers. Open to all ranks and services. Sundays Registration • 4:30 pm Games begin • 5 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays Registration • 5:30 pm Games begin • 6 pm

Thursday Double Elimination Dart Tournament Registration • 6:30 pm Games begin • 7 pm Free • Members $5 • Nonmembers Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. A minimum of four participants is required. First place $50 FSS gift card

Big Money Bingo $1199 Holiday Bingo Night Monday, 16 January Doors open • 2 pm Games begin • 6 pm All book games have a pay out of $1199 with the last game having a pay out of $3000!


Wednesdays & Saturdays Games begin • 7 pm All book games have a pay out of $750!

Second place $25 FSS gift card




UNIT vs UNIT k ar aoke “There’s a starman waiting in the sky...”



GRAND FINALE Adult Enlisted Club Membership Appreciation Night Wednesday, 18 January • 5:30 pm Enjoy a delicious food spread and the chance to win fabulous prizes! Open to adult enlisted Air Force Club members only.

Bunco Monday, 30 January Registration • 6 pm Games begin • 6:30 pm Free • Members Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. 48 WWW.KADENAFSS.COM


REGISTRATION RUNS FROM 2 JANUARY THROUGH 2 FEBRUARY. 2 February - 8 April • Sign up as a solo or group act.

The 10-week competition will be every Thursday beginning Thursday, 4 February with a Grand Finale on Saturday, 8 April.


$500 cash and $500 towards a Unit Party


$300 cash and $300 towards a Unit Party


$150 cash and $150 towards Unit Party Here are some tips on proper Karaoke etiquette: 1. Don’t expect greatness. 2. Don’t hog the mic. 3. Pick songs that people know. So that you don’t have one of those, ‘wow, this crowded room sure does feel lonely’ moments. 4. If you pick a song that’s a duet, both parties must stick it out. No man left behind! 5. Always, always applaud. People really put themselves out there and they deserve some praise!


“She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene…”

– Mindy Kaling


The Big Game Party

UFC 208 Fight Frenzy

Monday, 6 February Doors open • 7 am Breakfast • 7 am - 9 am Free • Members $10 • Nonmember food fee Grab your friends and play some some games while you watch the Big Game! We’ll have halftime snacks and you could even win a big screen TV, a comfy recliner, all 32 NFL jerseys, and more!

Sunday, 15 January • 11 am Free • Members $5 • Nonmembers food fee Watch UFC live on our big screen with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Air Force Club members will be eligible to win a grand prize trip for two to a live UFC fight in Las Vegas. Runner up prizes of $100 gift cards to will be awarded. Winners will be announced Thursday, 30 March, 2017.

Banyan Tree Club Lounge Programs Wednesdays Salsa Night • 11 & 25 January Dance Lessons • 7 pm - 9 pm

Thursdays Open Sing Karaoke

Fridays Devour Hour

7 pm - 11 pm

4:30 pm - 6 pm

Saturdays Old & New School R&B • 7 pm - 3 am

Rock & Country 6:30 pm - midnight

Old & New School R&B Midnight - 3 am



The Okinawa Yoga Studio Classes Starting in February           

Beginners Yoga Yoga with Weights (all levels) Kids Yoga Hot Power YIN ™ Hot Yoga PreNatal Yoga YIN/Restorative Yoga Power Vinyasa Yoga (all levels) Intermediate Course Ayurveda Workshop Private Session Available

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Earn your 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Yoga Alliance Certification. March 6, 2017 $1950.00      

Learn the art of teaching group classes vs private clients Breath-Work. Concentration & Meditation Techniques. Ayurveda– the sister science of yoga Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) Ceremonies Tantric Yoga

Located outside Kadena Gate 1. In Sunabe area:1-313 Miyagi, ChatanCho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa-Ken 904-0113

In addition to this training three additional certifications will be received: SUP GUIDE & SUP YOGA, Power YIN ™

Chris Considine is a 500 RYT Yoga Instructor, YIN Yoga, Power YIN ™ Kids Yoga. Certified instructor of Yoga Energy School. Certified SUP Guide, SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness and KaYoga ™ Instructor.

Yoga Energy School Teaching since 1983 and teaching yoga students to become teachers since 1999. Creators of Power Yin ™ KaYoga ™ and the First SUP, SUP Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification.

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Yoga Energy School

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The Air Force Reserve offers great part-time opportunities where you can continue to do the extraordinary and maintain the camaraderie experienced while serving in the military. You can serve close to where you live while you begin a civilian career or further your education.


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JANUARY 14TH 5:30PM AT THE CROW’S NEST CLUB This event is open to all ranks and services

Registration: December 26th - January 13th

We always welcome new patients and would love to have you as part of our dental family. American dental insurances (TRICARE, Delta Dental, Cigna, Aetna, MetLife, Blue Cross Blue Shield, etc...) are welcome! We have English speaking staff who are able to assist you with American Dental Association paperwork. Please call us if you have any questions. CLINIC HOURS MON - FRI 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 2 pm - 6:30 pm CLOSED Sat, Sun & Japanese holiday

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TEL/FAX: 098-989-3966


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4-7-9 Mihara, Okinawa City Okinawa, Japan 904-2155

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facility phone numbers & hours of operation

Note: Hours are subject to change

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. 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

Platters Snack Bar & Breyers Bldg. 455 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 Mon-Thu 7 am - 7 pm Fri-Sun 6:30 am - 7 pm

Emery Lanes Bowling Center Bldg. 113 Kadena: 966-7303 JP: 036-868-2225 Mon-Thu 7 am - 10 pm Fri 7 am - 1 am Sat 8 am - 1 am Sun & Holidays Noon - 8 pm Strikers Café Mon-Thu 7 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. Bldg. 451 Kadena Base Library 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 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 *All facilities are closed on Tuesday. 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 breakfast, lunch, and dinner 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! Bldg. 109 Risner Fitness Center • Open 24 hours 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 Sat, & Sun Noon - 5:45 pm Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & 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


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Travel Sushi & Soba: Okinawa’s Culture of Food There is a deep history surrounding these two delectable items and how they took root in Okinawa differently than mainland Japan. Initially when you think of sushi, you may think of California, Rainbow or Spider rolls with combinations of fish, vegetables, rice and sauces forming one colorful roll, but that’s not the common sushi roll on Okinawa. You can certainly find those intricate rolls, but it is more common to have sashimi style sushi: fish atop a roll of sticky rice.

Family Ever Hear of Family Child Care? The Family Child Care program is a resource that benefits military families with both child care options and employment opportunities.

Family Not Your Mama’s Bookclub Why in the world would anyone want to join a Book Club these days? After all, digital content seems to overwhelm our daily lives so some might ask themselves, why read a book in a book club? For those of us here in Kadena’s Reading Nation, there’s nothing better than picking up a hefty novel.

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Venture Magazine January 2017  
Venture Magazine January 2017