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Alejandra “Ali” Kwiatkowski, Field Programs Manager

USO Okinawa Staff Highlight: Alejandra “Ali” Kwiatkowski

Name: Alejandra “Ali” Kwiatkowski
Position/Title: Field Programs Manager
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A midshipman participates in the 500-yard swim portion of a physical screening test as part of the explosive ordnance disposal summer cruise at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Atherton)

Swimming for good health: Just go with the flow

hysical activity offers many health benefits including ...
Military working dog Oohio preforms an aggression exercise Aug. 31 at the kennels on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The Marine and military working dog are a team. The job of being a handler is always a work in progress. Marines are encouraged to push their limits and learn more when it comes to doing their jobs. They are always learning new techniques and procedures when it comes to performing their job to the best of their abilities. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Kelcey Seymour)

In the Life of Marines: Military police working dog handler in Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Japan -- Military occupational specialties are the foundation of the Marine Corps. Each MOS is a cog, working with and relying on...

Customers eat lunch at the Yokota Community Center food court at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.  LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES

Overseas military exchange stores thrive in face of ‘retail apocalypse’

The so-called retail apocalypse may be hollowing out shopping malls from coast to coast — but that’s a world away from government-run stores...

Airmen from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s fuels distribution flight refuel an aircraft on the flightline Aug. 30, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The fuel is pumped out of an underground tank by an R-12 refueling truck and is then transferred into the parked aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

Aircraft don’t run on hopes and dreams: 18th LRS refuels Team Kadena

Anyone who has a car understands the importance of having a full tank of clean, reliable gas. For Kadena Air Base, an organization responsible for...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua Pinkney

Training to Save Lives: 3rd Medical Bn. participates in NMAP training

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan – A dark-green, tactical vehicle with a large red cross on its side screeches to a halt in front of Medical Simulation...

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan— Actors with Pure Praxis role play a scenario during a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Performance Education Workshop Aug. 28 at the theater on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. The hour-long training included dramatized examples of the effects of sexual assault. Pure Praxis has reached over 225,000 military members with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brennan Priest)

Pure Praxis offers new approach to SAPR Training

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan— The Pure Praxis group performed a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Performance Education Workshop for Marines...

Food Safety Education: September highlights awareness of foodborne illnesses

FORT LEE, Va. – Keeping foodborne illnesses at bay is a constant job, one shared by retailers and consumers alike, Defense...

Visitors walk the short length of this beach on the far east side of Hamahiga Island during a March 28, 2015, visit. The beach, about a 30-minute drive from Kadena Air Base, Japan, is accessible via a small path near the Takaesu Salt Factory.

Okinawa's Hamahiga Island a cheap day trip

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan - Looking for another off-base adventure, my family and I decided to visit one of the many islands surrounding Okinawa....

Camp Foster Exchange Protection Plans offer peace of mind for Marines

CAMP FOSTER – Buying big-ticket items can be stressful enough for Marines and their families without worrying about damage or wear and tear...

The U.S. Army's Performance Readiness Bar. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Mallory Roussel)

Army researchers develop tasty, healthy performance bar

NATICK, Mass. -- Optimizing bone health and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in service members is a complex science. The U.S. Army Research...

Tokashiki Island is one of the many places the 18th Force Support Squadron Information Tickets and Travel office offers trips to. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Jessica Smith)

ITT there to help you get out and explore Okinawa

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- For many, being stationed overseas can be a blessing or a curse. Numerous factors can determine the enjoyment an...

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