Community Partnerships

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Community Partnerships

by: U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa | .
U.S. Army | .
published: January 17, 2015

U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Commander, Lt. Col. Eric Martinez, represented the ‪#‎USArmy‬ at the 2015 Yomitan Village New Year's gathering Jan. 9. Members of municipal governments, the chamber of commerce and other interested parties gathered to celebrate the new year, enhance partnerships and strengthen community bonds. The gathering is a traditional Japanese event to wish for greater prosperity and confirm common goals together. The ceremony started with an Okinawan traditional dance called "Kagiyadefuu", followed by remarks by honored members and a sake barrel opening ceremony.