Eggsplosion 2017

Eggsplosion 2017

Saturday, 15 April • 10 am – 2 pm

Ages 11 & under and EFMP • Kadena Four Diamonds Softball Complex


What to expect!

Join us for a fun-filled day of egg hunts and other spring festivities, including inflatables, games and entertainment.

  • Tasty treats for purchase
  • Prizes
  • Interactive Inflatables
  • Family games, contests, & activities
  • Entertainment

Please bring your own baskets. No glass or pets allowed. Suggest bringing USD/Yen as there will be lots of food vendors and market vendors on-site.

Egg Hunt Schedule*

Ages 2 & under • Field D Parents welcome
10 am • 10:30 am & Noon • 12:30 pm

Ages 3 – 4 • Field B
10 am • 10:30 am & Noon • 12:30 pm

Ages 5 – 8 • Field C
11 am • 11:30 am & 1 pm • 1:30 pm

Ages 9 – 11 • Fields B & D
11 am • 11:30 am & 1 pm • 1:30 pm

EFMP • Field A Ages 3 & Under • 11 am
Ages 4 – 6 • 11:30 am
Ages 7 – 12 • Noon

*Times are subject to change

Bunny House Schedule*

10 am – 10:40 am • Bunny Pictures

10:40 am – 11 am • Break

11 am – 11:40 am • Bunny Pictures

11:40 am – 12 pm • Break

12 pm – 12:40 pm • Bunny Pictures

12:40 pm – 1 pm • Break

1 pm – 1:45 pm • Bunny Pictures

1:50 pm • Close Bunny House

*Times are subject to change.  One picture per child.

18th Force Support Squadron the Big Game Events

Looking for a place to watch the big game? Let FSS be your host!

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409

At the Kadena Officers’ Club
In the Ballroom
Monday, 6 February • 7 am
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 NFL jerseys.

Banyan Tree Club • 966-7372

The Big Game Watch Party
At the Banyan Tree Club
In the Lounge
Monday, 6 February
Doors open • 7 am
Breakfast • 7 am – 9 am
Free • Members
$10 • Nonmember food fee
Grab your friends and play 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, one of the 32 NFL jerseys and more!

Emery Lanes • 966-7303

Super BOWL 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 ball 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!

18th Force Support Squadron Valentine’s Day Events

We have so many spectacular Valentine’s Day events! Here is a full list.

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409

Valentine’s Day Cocktail Pairing Dinner
Cocktails • 6 pm | Dinner • 6:30 pm
$100 • Per couple ($10 member discount)
Reservations can be made at the Officers’ Club customer service desk.

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 crafted 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 entertainment? A beautiful night with delicious food, amazing cocktails and great entertainment…all you have to do is make a reservation! We need no thank you, because we’ve always got your back. High fives will be accepted at the door.

Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel  • 966-7333

Shisa Mask & Thai in the Sky
Tuesday, 14 February • 9:15 am – 2 pm
$42 • Per person (Ages 6 & over)
Let your creative side out! Make your own authentic pair of Shisa masks, and then head to Café Curu Cuma for a scrumptious lunch.

Yotsutake Dinner Theater
Tuesday, 14 February • 5 pm – 9 pm
$100 • Per couple
$59 • Per Adult
Enjoy a romantic dinner of lobster tail with either steak or a pork cutlet while you watch a traditional Okinawan performance. Spectacular colors, entertaining dance, and fabulous photo opportunities will not disappoint!

Have plans already but still looking for a gift for that special someone? Kadena ITT offers a list of discount tickets that never expire and can be used at any time! Attractions include Forest Adventure, Okinawa World, Busena Glass Bottom Boat & Ocean Observatory, and many more!

Emery Lanes • 966-7303

Valentine’s Day BOGO Special
Tuesday, 14 February • 7 am – 11 pm
Buy One, Get One!
Bring your sweetheart to Emery Lanes for a classic, fun and interactive date! When you buy one game, you will receive another game for free! Rental shoes are not included.

Jack’s Place • 966-7422

Jack’s Place Valentine’s Dinner
10 – 14 February | $50 • Per couple

If you are looking for a romantic ambiance and delicious food this Valentine’s Day, Jack’s Place is the place to be. We will be serving a special menu designed to help you forget about everything and everyone else. 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 Tuesday – Sunday.

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.

Kadena Auto Hobby • 966-7355

Valentine’s Day Sale
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!

T-Bones at the Banyan Tree Club • 966-7372

Valentine’s Day Steamship Round Buffet
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

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

Okuma Beach • 631-1805

Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner
Saturday, 11 February • 5 pm – 9 pm
It’s the season of love! Treat your sweetheart 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 your reservation.

Design Composition Competition

Risner Fitness Center
Design Composition Competition

Share your artistic ability with us and be featured prominently inside the Risner Fitness Center.

We all know Okinawa is filled with amazing landscapes and culture. We also know the importance of physical fitness and athletics in all cultures and every day life. We would like to feature a large depiction of Okinawan Culture as well as fitness and athletics on one of the large walls inside our weight room, and we would like you to design it!

We challenge you to design a composition that encompasses these three subjects to be used on a large scale design featured inside the Risner Fitness Center at a later date.

Design Dimensions: 53’11”W x 11’10”H

Submission Deadline: Friday, 24 February

How do I submit a design?

Submission Form

Terms and Conditions

By submitting your design for publication you represent and warrant that it is your own original work, is not copied, and does not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use. You further warrant and represent that your design is not obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations.

By submitting a design, you: a) give us permission to publish it in the Risner Fitness Center and on; b) grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish it in any format including without limitation in print and electronic formats and c) you give us permission to use your name for the purpose of identifying you as the owner of your design.

Submit your design in JPEG, GIF or PNG format. If selected we will contact you for the original file (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign preferred but not required)

Image must encompass Okinawan Culture as well fitness and/or athletics.

Need help getting started?

We’ve got a list of Okinawan Cultural themes suggestions.

Okinawan Culture, Festivals and Events, and Fitness/Athletics Suggestions

Eisa Dancers
Naha Tug of War
Dragon Boat Races
Shuri Castle
Shi Shi Mai
Tedako Festival
Cherry Blossom Festivals
Karate / Tai Chi / Martial Arts
Sumo Wrestling
Undokai (Sports Day)

FSS New Year’s Eve Happenings

Are you ready for 2017? Check out all of the fun activities to celebrate the new year!

Banyan Tree Club • 966-7372

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Saturday, 31 December • 9 pm
$20 • Members | $25 • Nonmembers | $25 • At the door
Ring in the new year the right way! The Banyan Tree Club will provide party favors, champagne at midnight, a DJ for dancing and breakfast starting at midnight!
Tickets go on sale starting Thursday, 1 December. Open only to enlisted and civilian equivalents.

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409
New Year’s Eve Bash
Saturday, 31 December • 7 pm – 2 am
$20 • Members | $25 • Nonmembers | $25 • At the door
Ring in the New Year with delicious food and a live DJ! Stick around until midnight for a complimentary champagne toast, breakfast buffet and party favors.
Tickets go on sale starting Thursday, 1 December. Open only to officers and civilian equivalents.

Okuma Beach • 931-1805
Celebrate the New Year at Okuma
Saturday, 31 December
Celebrate Okuma’s 70th birthday this New Year’s Eve!

Skoshi Rocker • 966-7255 
New Year’s Eve Holiday Bingo
Saturday, 31 December
Doors open • 2 pm | Games begin • 6 pm
$1,199 Night!
$1,199 • All book games
$3,000 • Last game
Each game payout is $1,199 or greater!
There will be party favors, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and door prizes!

Emery Lanes • 966-7303
New Year’s Eve Party
Saturday, 31 December • 9 pm – 1 am
$100 • Per lane before 28 December
$125 • Per lane after 28 December
Up to five people per lane.
Three hours of cosmic bowling, shoe rental, a buffet featuring BBQ ribs, pizza, wings, veggies, chips, brownies, and cookies – the diet starts tomorrow, right? Each lane will receive a pitcher of pop or beer; party favors, and champagne or sparkling cider to toast. Bottles of champagne will be available for purchase. There will also be food specials in Brooklyn’s all night long! Taxi vouchers will be provided.

FSS Christmas Happenings

🎄Tinsel Town is just the beginning of the FSS holiday season festivities! Check out all of the fun activities you can share with your family and friends. 🎄

Kadena Base Library • 634-1502

Polar Express
Saturday, 10 December • 10 am
Climb aboard the Polar Express for stories, games and hot chocolate.

Youth Center • 634-0500
Hot Cocoa, Cookies & Holiday Movies
Friday, 16 December • 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Celebrate the holidays with your friends and enjoy a night of winter fun!

Banyan Tree Golf Course • 966-7321
Holiday Scramble 
Saturday, 17 December
Shotgun start • 7 am
$50 • Per person
Registration ends Wednesday, 14 December
Join our four-person Holiday Scramble. You can sign up as a group, or individually and be paired. Flights based on team handicap. Price includes lunch, awards and prizes. Everyone who plays in the event will receive an entry into the Holiday Shopper Drawing.

Banyan Tree Golf Course • 966-7321 
Holiday Shopper Drawing
Saturday, 17 December
We will be giving away a customized golf gift basket during the awards ceremony for the Holiday Scramble. Make a purchase of $25 or more at the Banyan Tree Golf Course Pro Shop from 1 Dec – 17 Dec to be eligible. Just fill out an entry form after your purchase for a chance to win!

Emery Lanes • 966-7303
Bowl with the Grinch
Saturday, 17 December 10 am – 12 pm
$7.95 • Per person
Each child gets one game, shoes, snacks, a drink and a goody bag! The Grinch will be hanging around, stealing presents and bowling a ball or two! He’ll also take a picture with you!

Risner Fitness Center • 634-5128
Saturday, 17 December • 8 am
Work off the holiday sweets with the annual Jingle Jog 5k! Participants are encouraged to dress in festive clothing.

Teen Center • 634-3866
Gingerbread Challenge
Friday, 23 December • 5 pm – 7 pm
Clubs within the Kadena Teen Center will be competing with each other to make the best gingerbread house!

Emery Lanes • 966-7303
Winter Break Passes
19 – 30 December
1 free game of bowling every day for pass holders.
Passes will be available starting 1 December. Shoe rental is not included.

Christmas Fantasy at the Children’s Zoo with ITT • 966-7333
23 – 28 December
Get in the Christmas spirit with this annual event full of lights and fun! Save money by purchasing your tickets in advance with Kadena ITT. Also, don’t let traffic parking ruin your mood, sign up now for one of our transportation shuttles on Friday, 23 December and Saturday, 24 December.
Please contact ITT for prices and more details!

Southeast Botanical Garden Illumination with ITT • 966-7333
Enjoy the beautiful illuminations at the botanical gardens. Dinner options are available as well for a special night out. Contact Kadena ITT for dates, price and more details!

Kadena Base Library • 634-1502
Christmas Tree Bingo
1 – 22 December
Pick up your Christmas Tree Bingo card at the Circulation Desk. Select a Christmas present from under our Christmas tree for every book you read. After reading five books, enter our drawing for the biggest Christmas gift ever! Drawing will be made on Wednesday, 22 December at 4 pm.

Giant Stocking Giveaway
1-23 December
Make a purchase at the Kadena Clubs from 1 to 23 December and you could win one of our giant stockings. Stop by the Customer Service desks for full details.

ITT Christmas Stocking Stuffers • 966-7333

Make gift giving easy this year and stock up on a variety of discount tickets from Kadena ITT. Busena Glass Bottom Boats, Forest Adventure, Southern Hill Ice Skating, Okinawa World and Seki Rinzan to name a few!


Kadena Clubs
T- Bones, located inside the Banyan Tree Club • 966-7380
 Kadena Officer’s Club • 966-7409

Holiday Dinners To Go
Orders can be placed starting Thursday, 1 December until Friday, 23 December.
Pickup on Saturday, 24 December from 11 am – 5 pm.

$94.95 • 18 – 20 lb Turkey Meal
$109.95 • 14 – 18 lb Large Ham Meal
$89.95 • 8 – 10 lb Ham Meal

32 oz Stuffing
32 oz Green Beans
32 oz Turkey Gravy
32 oz Mashed Potatoes
16 oz Cranberry Sauce
A dozen Dinner Rolls
One Pumpkin Pie
Additional sides will be available for purchase. Air Force Club members receive $5 discount.
Payment is due at the time the order is placed. Orders must be placed in person. Limited quantities are available so place your order early!

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409
Brunch with Santa
Sunday, 18 December • 9:30 am – 2 pm
Enjoy a morning with the jolly man himself! Bring the kids for a festive morning of fun, laughs and a delicious brunch.

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409
Christmas Day Brunch
Sunday, 25 December • 9:30 am – 2 pm
$22.95 Adults
$10.95 • Kids 5 – 12
$3 • Ages 4 and under
In addition to all of your favorite brunch dishes served year round at the Officer’s Club, we adding delicious holiday food items. We will feature carved prime rib, tender ham and juicy turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and many more holiday favorites.

T-Bones, inside the Banyan Tree Club • 966-7380
Christmas Day Prime Rib Buffet
Sunday, 25 December • 10:30 am – 2 pm
$19.95 • Adults ($2 member discount)
$8.95 • Ages 5 – 12 ($1 member discount)
$3.00 • 4 & under
Free • Dining Facility meal card holders
Enjoy carved prime rib and honey glazed ham with delectable sides such as, whipped potatoes, roasted potatoes, white rice, steamed broccoli, honey cinnamon carrots, fruit salad, garden salad and many scrumptious desserts!


Risner Pro Shop • 966-7431
1 – 31 December
50% off selected items
Want to start your New Year’s fitness resolution but lack the correct gear? Check out the Risner Sports Pro Shop for up to 50% off selected items for the entire month of December!

Banyan Tree Golf Course • 966-7321
17 – 24 December
Spin the Wreath for a discount of 10 – 30% off your purchase.
Spend $1 – $199 and get one spin.
Spend $200 – $499 and get two spins.
Spend $500 or more and get three spins.
The highest percentage you spin will go towards your purchase!

Kadena Marina • 966-7345
16 – 24 December
Enjoy up to 15% off items in the store. Excludes all PADI materials.

Tinsel Town 2016

Saturday, 10 December • 2 pm
Schilling Community Center parking lot

It’s that time of year again to mark the date on your calendars! Come out to the Schilling Community Center parking lot for a day full of free holiday activities, fun, and real snow. Yes! We will be bringing snow to Kadena! What else can you expect at Tinsel Town?

  • Food vendors
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Holiday Cirque show
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Live entertainment and much more!

Stay tuned with for more details!
Open to all SOFA status and individuals with base access.

Holiday Cirque

Come enjoy a live acrobatic performance completely free! The Holiday Cirque Spectacular is customized to holiday music and attire.  This event will be held at the Keystone Theater and is first come, first served.


Saturday, 10 December • 12:30 pm & 4 pm


Entertainment Schedule

2:00 – 2:10 DJ and music
2:10 – 2:20  Firebird Drummers
2:20 – 2:30 Youth Center Performers
2:30 – 2:40  Hawaiian Dance Performers
2:40 – 2:50  Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Okinawa
2:50 – 3:10  Magician
3:10 – 3:15  DJ and music
3:15 – 3:45 Footloose Dance Studio
3:45 – 3:50  DJ and music
3:50 – 4:10 SUPREME Royale
4:10 – 4:15  DJ and music
4:15 – 4:30  Mrs.Claus Reading
4:30 – 4:40  DJ and music
4:40 – 5:10  As Alliance
5:10 – 5:20  DJ and music
5:20 – 5:50  Ryukyu Chimudon
5:50 – 6:00  DJ and music
6:00 – 6:20  Chuning Candy
6:20 – 6:30  DJ and music
6:30 – 7:00 MKR Project
7:00 – 7:10  DJ and music
7:10 – 7:25 Opening remarks and Tree Lighting Ceremony
7:25 – 7:45  DJ and music
7:45 – 9:00  Craig Morgan

Shuttle Service

Running continuously from 2:00 pm – 9:30 pm.  Shuttle’s will be running from Chapel One, the Officers’ Club and the Schilling Community Center.


Chairs, coolers, glass, or any alcohol, smoking, backpacks, pets, knives or any type of weapons are strictly prohibited.

Featured Entertainer: Craig Morgan


Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV host, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best loved artists, the Black River entertainment artist thrills massive crowds with signature hits, including “Bonfire”, “Almost Home”, “Redneck Yacht Club”, and “That’s what I Love About Sunday”. Morgan’s new album, A Whole Lot More To Me, features his singles “I’ll Be Home Soon” and “When I’m Gone”, and was released June 2016 by Black River Entertainment. Craig had received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning TV show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors”, which is now in its seventh season on the Outdoor Channel. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army reservers. He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. Craig Morgan has become a beloved country artist, and now he will be coming to Kadena Air Base to perform at Tinsel Town!

Give Parents a Break & Parent Night Out
Saturday, 10 December • 1 pm – 5 pm
Niko Niko CDC and Himawari SAC
Ages six weeks to 12 years

Sign up by noon on Wednesday, 9 December.
Give Parents a Break is designed to provide childcare for active duty
Air Force families with deployed or TDY spouses and those with special hardships.
How to sign up:
Step 1. Receive a referral form the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)
at 634-3366 or speak with your commander or first sergeant.
Step 2. After receiving a refferal, contact Resource & Referral at 632-7693.
Parents’ Night Out
Don’t qualify for a referral but still need a break?
For $20 you too can participate!
Contact Resource & Referral at 632-7693.
Open to all ranks and services.

Fall Harvest at Okuma Beach

Fall is in the air! Well, as Fall-ish as Okinawa gets! Take advantage of this great crisp air by participating in all things Fall Harvest at Okuma Beach! We will have something for everyone in the family. Activities will range from our delicious International Thanksgiving Buffet to a football viewing party and a Fall Fair. Guests will be able to compete in a Tailgate food competition, where they will compete for who has the best football tailgate food favorite.





Sunday, 16 October • 5 pm
Show starts • 7 pm
Schilling Community Center parking lot

Kadena has got it bad for Usher! At age 14, Usher chased his dreams of fame by performing on Star Search, and landed a recording contract with LaFrace Records. In 1997, he released his second album, My Way, which sold over 7 million copies. He quickly skyrocketed into fame, where he continued to experiment with several different music genres throughout his career. In 2001, Usher released his album, 8701, which included two Grammy Award-winning singles. Usher then created another hit album, Confessions (2004), where more than 20 million copies were sold worldwide. Following Confessions, Usher released Looking 4 Myself (2012), which made its way to the number 1 spot on Billboard’s albums chart. Currently, Usher is working on this album, UR, and has released singles such as “Good Kisser” and “She Came to Give It to You.” On Sunday, 16 October at 7 pm, Usher will be performing live for Military and SOFA status personnel. This will be a show that you won’t want to miss!

There will be shuttle busses running continuously from 4 pm to 10 pm. Shuttle bus pickup locations are as follows:
• Four Diamonds Softball Complex
• Parking lot behind the Kadena Officer’s Club
• Medical Group parking lot

Chairs, Coolers, glass or any alcohol, smoking, backpacks, pets, knives or any type of weapon are strictly prohibited.



Friday, 28 October • 6 pm
Show starts • 8 pm
Schilling Community Center parking lot

Armed Forces Entertainment presents, Daya!
Platinum recording artist, Daya, will be performing live in the Schilling Community Center parking lot on Friday, 28 October. In September 2015, Daya released her first EP album featuring her hit song, “Hideaway”. Daya quickly shot to the top of the billboard charts and her single went platinum in January 2016. “Hideaway” has over 50 million streams on Spotify and reached the number 24 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Following her hit single, Daya has released “Sit Still Look Pretty,” and her debut album will be available soon. In the meantime, Daya will be making a stop at Kadena to perform for Military and Sofa status personnel!


Restrictions: Chairs, Coolers, glass or any alcohol, smoking, backpacks, pets, knives or any type of weapon are strictly prohibited.


Fright Fest at Okuma Beach

Why don’t witches like to fly their brooms when they’re angry?
Because they’re afraid of flying off the handle! screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-3-19-42-pm

Alright enough with the cheesy jokes, let’s talk party time.
Get your spook on at the Okuma Beach Fright Fest! This Halloweekend will include a costume party, a free haunted house, a hayride, trick or treating for the little ones and a bonfire for the adults. We will also be hosting our first Escape Room! This is an adventure game in which players are locked in a room and must solve a series of puzzles to escape. You never grow out of a little Halloween fun so live it up at Okuma Beach!

One more…
Where did the vampire open his savings account?
At a blood bank.
Ok, we’re done, check out all of the Halloween festivities!

Halloween Events

Friday, 28 October
7:00 pm Bonfire Party
8:00 pm  Zombie Golf
8:30 pm  Adult Costume Party!
                 *Prizes and giveaways! 

Saturday, 29 October
10:00 am  Escape Room
11:00 am  Lunch Boo-ffet and Family Costume Contest
12:00 pm Kids Fair
6:00 pm  Hayride
6:30 pm  Haunted House
8:30 pm  After Party at the Waverunner Lounge 

Sunday, 30 October
8:00 am Breakfast Buffet

*Event schedule subject to change.


Beer, Bourbon & Bacon

Friday, 21 October

5 pm – 8 pm
Kadena Officers’ Club

What’s the recipe for the most memorable Friday night?

Live entertainment, craft beer, bourbon and a cornucopia of bacon dishes. Indulge in a delicious spread of bacon, pork belly, ribs, gourmet pulled pork and tons of other
hors d’oeuvres!

You will receive a complimentary tasting glass to sample wide selections of craft beer and bourbon. We will have selections from some of the best craft breweries like Founders, Bear Republic, Ballast Point, and Lagunitas! All patrons will be eligible for drawings to win gift baskets or a one night stay from Moon Ocean.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, 1 September at the Kadena Officers’ Club Customer Service Desk. Open to all ranks and services ages 20 and over. We have two tickets available, the all-inclusive sampling and dining ticket is $70 per person. For those of you who are bacon aficionados but would like to stick to soft drinks the tickets are $60. All Air Force Club members save $5!

What’s on the Menu?

Whole Roast Pig
Beer-glazed bacon
Pork belly
Gourmet pulled pork
Beef Wellington
Shrimp and bacon skewers
Corned Beef top round
and tons of other hors d’ oeuvres!

But guys, I want a list of brewing companies.

Ballast Point
Bear Republic
Modern Times
New Belgium
Sierra Nevada

Isn’t the event called Beer, Bourbon & Bacon? …So what about bourbon?

Four Roses
I.W. Harper
Elijah Craig
Buffalo Trace
Jack Daniel’s
Jim Beam
Knob Creek
Woodford Reserve
Wild Turkey

Oh, and one more thing. This year, there’s going to be bourbon that’s hand selected and labeled specially for Beer, Bourbon & Bacon with limited quantities for sale

Filibuster Bourbon
Filibuster Boondogler Whiskey
Filibuster Rye

Where can I find a tasting guide for Beer, Bourbon and Bacon?

So you’re curious about the fine art of tasting beer, bourbon and bacon, eh? We respect that. Check out this great write up that will leave your mouth watering.

Great, well now that I’ve scrolled all the way to the end, I want a reward.

You got it. Check out last year’s Bacon Saga
(and stayed tuned for this year’s Bacon at the Movies):

Gourmet Dinner

Kadena Officers’ Club

Gourmet Dinner

Saturday, 27 August
Cocktail Hour • 6 pm
Dinner • 7 pm
$60 • Per person
($5 member discount)
Local Okinawan farm fresh ingredients paired alongside select specialty wines await you at the seven course, French inspired Gourmet Dinner at the Kadena Officers’ Club. Tickets are available now!

Open to all ranks and services over 20 years of age.



Okinawa chicken liver mousse with a slice of French baguette

Okinawan pork roast topped with passion fruit sauce

Carrots with cream cheese and a lettuce roll

Okinawan tomato bruschetta


Okinawan sweet corn cream soup


Okinawan fresh spring mix


Lobster tail and red snapper with penne pasta and a fresh made Provençal sauce


Okinawan shikuwasa sorbet

Main Course

Beef tenderloin with Okinawan fresh vegetables


A delectable Chef’s choice surprise

Emery Lanes 2016 FootBowl League

Are you ready for some FootBowl?

FootBowl League
$60 • Team deposit
Registration begins Tuesday, 19 July

FootBowl Tailgate Party
Saturday, 20 August • 3 pm

The Kadena FootBowl League can be enjoyed by bowlers of all skill levels ages 18 and over.

The league is compiled of 32 teams of four with each team carrying the name of their favorite professional football team. Every week, each team will bowl three games against the team that their assigned professional team will play that week. So for example, if the Cleveland Browns play against the Pittsburg Steelers in real life, then those bowling teams will bowl against each other that week. To find out which team you will be assigned to, you have to be there for the draft! The draft will be held at the annual Tailgate Party at Emery Lanes. The choosing teams are selected in the order in which their franchise fee was received. So pay early to have a better chance at choosing your favorite team! Franchise fees will be accepted until the day of the Tailgate party.

Speaking of a Tailgate party, on Saturday, 20 August at 3 pm come down to Emery Lanes for an entertaining afternoon! Emery Lanes will be grilling up burgers and hot dogs on their outdoor grill for all participants. There will also be live entertainment and fun sports-themed games. It’s a great way to kick off the Football season, so throw on your jerseys, hum the ESPN theme song and get ready for some FootBowl!





“Explore 2017” Calendar

Share your adventures and explorations with us!

We all know Okinawa and the rest of the Pacific is filled with amazing places, landscapes, cultures, customs and food. Many of us capture those memories through the lenses on our cameras and smartphones. Share your personal adventures with us!

This year the photo chosen for the cover will win a one night stay at YYY Club iE Resort located on the beautiful Ie Island.

This year’s theme: Explore 2017.
Submission Deadline: 31 August 2016

Here are the winning submissions from our 2016 Adventure calendar.

How do I submit photos?

Submission period is now closed! 

Terms and Conditions

By submitting your photograph for publication you represent and warrant that it is your own original work, is not copied, and does not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use. You further warrant and represent that your photograph is not obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations.

By submitting a photograph you: a) give us permission to publish it in the Kadena FSS Calendar and on; b) grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish it in any format including without limitation in print and electronic formats and c) you give us permission to use your name for the purpose of identifying you as the owner of your photograph.

Image must be taken at a Kadena Force Support Squadron (FSS) tour location. The image does not necessarily need to be taken while while on an FSS tour. Kadena FSS travels to multiple destinations throughout Okinawa and the world. See below for a list of suggested locations!

Need help getting started?

We’ve got a list of Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel destinations for you right here! If you’ve been on any of Kadena Information, Tickets & Travel tours, or plan to visit any of the destinations below (either by yourself or with us!) we’d love to see your favorite moments.

Okinawan Cultural Tours

Sacred Places Tour
Ocean Observatory Tour
Explore the North Tour
Tangerine Picking Tour
Strawberry Picking Tour
Whale Watching Tour
Battle of Okinawa Tour

Cultural Festivals And Events

10,000 Eisa Dancers
Naha Tug of War
Uruma City Bullfighting
Itoman Hare Dragon Boat Races
Naha Hare Dragon Boat Races
Shuri Castle Moonlight Fall Harvest Festival
Emerald Beach Fireworks Festival
Shi Shi Mai Festival
Tedako Festival
Ie Island Lily Festival
Higashi Azalea Festival
Cherry Blossom Festivals
Yomitan Pottery Fair

Off-Island Destinations

Kagoshima, Japan
Mt. Takao, Hachioji, Japan
Ishigaki, Japan
Sapporo, Japan
Niigata, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Mt Fuji, Japan
Kyoto, Japan
Beijing, China
Hong Kong, China
Sydney, Australia

Okinawan Destinations

Okuma Beach
Tokashiki Island
Kerama Islands
Ie Island
Sesoko Island
Expo Park
Churaumi Aquarium
Kokusai Street
Okinawan Memorial Museum
Peace Prayer Park
Shuri Castle
Nakijin Castle
Bios on the Hill
Sefa Utaki
Nago Pineapple Park
Orion Beer Brewery
Ryukyu Glass Factory
Fruits Land
Japanese Naval Underground
Forest Adventure Park
Mini Mini Zoo
Neo Park
Butterfly Park
Hiji Falls
Nishihara Town Marine Park
Shikina-en Royal Gardens
Southern Hills Ice Rink
Urashima Dinner Theater
Yotsutake Dinner Theater
Yui Monorail
Futenma Shrine Cave
Hedo Point

Kadena Base Library Summer Reading Program


It’s that special time of year again on Okinawa. The beaches are calling, the summer festivals are around the corner and the Kadena Base Library is gearing up for the annual Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, Read for the Win, is in conjunction with the 31st Olympiad and the Kadena Base Library will be celebrating sports and achievement. The Summer Reading Program kicks off at the Teen Center’s basketball court. This year’s opening festivities include an exciting game of Minute to Win It that everyone can enjoy. Throughout the month of July, the Library will host many other fun games like Face the Cookie, Breakfast Scramble, Stack Attack, Snowball Toss, A Bit Dicey and Suck it Up! Even if you’re not going to be on Okinawa all summer, logging your reading minutes can be done online! As always, all types of reading minutes can be logged – escape to a reality different than your own, read aloud to your child or just brush up on the most recent AFIs. Prizes, which include gift certificates from the Risner Sports Prop Shop and Risner Fitness Center along with Emery Lanes, will be awarded for reaching reading milestones!


Reading Suggestions

There’s so much to see and so much to do at the Kadena Base Library! The library is a place to learn, read and have fun…a place the whole family can enjoy. In fact, more than 82 million children attend local library programs every year.

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning. The amount of time children spend reading outside of school is linked to gains in reading achievement.

We have lots of books to get you started on your Path of Glory with no worries of suffering the Agony of Defeat! Readers are winners! Here are a few recommendations:

Olympics by Chris Oxlade

Discover the ultimate sporting event that brings together the world’s best athletes with a spirit of peace and internationalism.

Sumo by P.L. Cuyler

Read all about the history of Sumo from prehistoric times to modern wrestlers. This book includes charts and a map of the organization and techniques of modern sumo that will add greatly to your knowledge of the famous sport.

The Big Book of Cycling for Beginners by Tori Bortman

Find out how to select a bicycle that best suits you and your special needs, how to out t yourself with the appropriate gear and equipment, basic riding and etiquette skills, including how to navigate traffic and how to properly fuel and hydrate yourself for optimal performance.

Martial Arts by Michael Finn

This book includes a wealth of historical and contemporary illustration from all over the world. It chronicles the development of the martial arts of the East from their mysterious beginnings in ancient India and China, through the violent and bloody history of feudal Japan. Martial Arts also covers its enthusiastic adoption in the West as a sport, as a means of self-defense, and as a moral philosophy.

Running for Dummies by Florence Joyner

This book will help you assess your goals and develop a running routine for fun, fitness or competition. It will assist you in focusing on your form with expert tips and techniques and will help you eat right and replenish your body after running as well as how to avoid injuries and stay in shape with simple strength training exercises.

The House That Ruth Built by Robert Weintraub

The author has resurrected the 1923 baseball season to show us how he changed baseball that year and and every season since. The research is meticulous and the writing is delightful.