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!





International Wine Festival

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The Kadena Clubs present
The International Wine Festival
Saturday, 7 May • Noon – 4 pm
$44.95 • Members
$49.95 • Nonmembers
Tickets on sale now at the Kadena Officers’ Club
Open to ages 20 & over.

Enjoy tasting wine from all the around the world and delicious hors d’oeuvres in a casual and relaxed environment.

Click Here To Find Out What Kind Of Wine Drinker You Are!

EGGsplosion 2016!


Saturday, 26 March • 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
  • Petting Zoo

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

Close Bunny House   •1:50 am

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


Okuma Beach New Year’s Eve Party

Rock in 2016 at Okuma Beach!

Thursday, 31 December

Okuma Beach Located ONLY 51 miles North of Kadena Air Base off of 58

Gates will open at 8 pm.


$22 • Adults
$16 • Ages 13 – 17
$10 • Ages 4 – 12
Free • Ages 3 & under

Party wristbands will be available for purchase at the Surfside Restaurant. Wristbands will include hors d’oeuvres from 9 pm to 11 pm and exclusive entertainment from PRISS, LA’s Kiss tribute band & Banjo Ai, a glass of champagne or non-alcoholic beverage at midnight as well as a midnight breakfast buffet.


You wanted the best? You got the best! Rock in 2016 with Priss, LA’s hottest KISS tribute band! They will be performing legendary hits like, Rock N Roll All Nite, Detroit Rock City, Shout it Out Loud, and many more at Okuma Beach on New Year’sEve.

Want to stay the night and enjoy New Year’s Eve under the stars?

CAMPING is still available! It will be a first-come, first-served basis.
No camping gear? No worries Kadena Outdoor Recreation and Okuma Beach Outdoor Recreation have got you covered. Literally.




NYE Kiddie Disco

General Information:

Pets, glass containers/bottles of any type, spear guns, fireworks and privately own watercraft are NOT allowed at Okuma.

Bags and coolers will be inspected by Security Forces at the gate.

Personal vehicle entry is restricted.  Visitors/guests parking will be located at the flight line parking area, unless you have room reservations.

All garbage and litter must either be deposited in trash bins provided, or taken with you when you leave.


*Campers must register at the camping registration booth located at the flight line parking lot or the Coral Reef Inn prior to establishing a camp site.

It will be a first-come, first-served basis.

Camping spots are limited.

  • Camping supplies are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Please keep in mind that the supplies are limited. So if you can, bring your own. =]
  • Besides Beachfront Family Campground and Hillside Adult Campground, we will also have three temporary overflow campgrounds.
  • Please note that for safety, Beachfront Family Campground is the only camping areas that allow entry of personally owned vehicles.  One vehicle per camp spot.
  • Vehicles are prohibited at the Hillside Adult Campground and temporary overflow campgrounds.  You must park your car at the visitor parking.
  • Campfires are the responsibility of the camper and are restricted to fire rings or grills provided.  Burning trash in the fire ring or grill is strictly prohibited.
  • Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving.  Do not leave your fire unattended.  You are responsible for keeping fires under control.

Beachfront Family Campground & Overflow Campgrounds
Quiet hours are between 10:00 pm – 6:00 am.
Please be considerate of others.

Hillside Adult Campground 
Quiet Hours are between 2 am – 6 am.
Please be considerate of others.

We will post camp spot information on Okuma Facebook when it’s sold out.

For more information please contact our front desk at 631-1990
(Monday – Thursday 7 am – 9 pm / Friday – Saturday 7 am – 10 pm).

Directions to Okuma Beach:

•Head north on the expressway towards Nago until the expressway (toll road) ends, or for a longer scenic route, follow  Highway 58 north. (there is also a new tunnel between Kyoda expressway exit and Nago-city)
 After the expressway ends, continue north on 58 towards Cape Hedo for 36 kilometers. 
Turn left at the big Okuma beach sign and continue 2 kilometers until you see Okuma Beach recreation center on the left.
(You will pass JAL Okuma, which is a different resort.)


Skoshi Warrior

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Check out photos from this year’s Skoshi Warrior event here.

We hope your little warrior had as much fun as we did. If you took photos, we would love to see them, be sure to add #skoshiwarrior #A&FRC #makelifebetter #makelifeready when posting to Facebook and Instagram!

Saturday, 14 November • 10 am – 2 pm
Marine Hanger #3 on Kadena Air Base

Registration Details

Ages 5 – 12
(Parents must accompany youth ages 8 and under)

Registration is officially closed. Thank you for your interest, please contact the Youth Center, Himawari School Age Care, Shima No Ko School Age Care or Teen Center!

Check out all of the goodies.

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Skoshi Warrior is a fun-filled day for kids to experience the deployment process that mom and dad go through, but with a lot more fun! Our Skoshi Warriors will process through a mock deployment line, then “deploy.” They will complete a mission filled with fun obstacle courses, weapon displays, face painting and more!

Deployments are never easy. It’s an emotionally challenging time for the whole family, especially for children. Skoshi Warrior gives kids a better understanding of the transitions and offers ways to cope and be resilient in the absence of their parents. Skoshi Warrior is a fun, hands-on learning experience that’s beneficial for the entire family!

Want to see more photos?
Click here to take a look at these Skoshi Warrior veterans from 2014! 

Click here for more information on what happens during the Skoshi Warrior deployment!
Check out our Skoshi Warrior blog where TSgt Bailey, from the Airman & Family Readiness Center, gives us an in-depth interview about how Skoshi Warrior got started and what parents can expect after their young ones become Skoshi Warriors.

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):