USO Okinawa 44th Annual Service Salute on Feb. 7

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USO Okinawa 44th Annual Service Salute on Feb. 7

by: Maralyn O'Brien | .
USO Okinawa | .
published: February 04, 2015

WHAT: Saturday, February 7, 2015

WHEN: 5:00-10:00pm (Doors open at 5pm, Program from 6:00-7:00pm and celebration to follow)

WHERE: Kadena Officer’s Club Ballroom, Kadena Air Base

WHY: Annual salute to the troops and fundraiser for the USO

“The 2015 Service Salute showcases remarkable young service members who represent our community.  Centers USO Futenma, USO Kadena & Kadena AMC, USO Courtney, USO Hansen, and USO Schwab have an opportunity to introduce guests from their installations and local communities to one another.”  USO Okinawa Area Director, Robin Miller

“This fundraiser supports the programming we do across Okinawa throughout the year.  This is the one annual opportunity to come together and celebrate the work that has been accomplished in support of service members and their families.”  USO Okinawa Area Director, Robin Miller

The American honorees are SrA Nekia R. Bruce, USAF; Cpl Jordan L. Viches, USMC; PO2 Paul Ian V. Villalobos, USN; and Sgt Margaret K. Kaggwa.  The Japanese honorees are TSgt Kazuya Nishimura, JASDF; SFC Hideo Kanetaka, JGSDF; and PO3 Masahi Nishi, JMSDF.

Honorees and USO leadership will be available for interview before and after the program. 

JASDF Jazz band will play from 5:00-6:00pm and Ryukyu University MOJO Jazz band will play from 7:30-8:15pm.  A DJ will play during the celebration beginning at 8:00pm.

Media passes are available.

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