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USO Okinawa Staff Spotlight - Meet Sarah!

Sarah, originally from Minnesota, is a lover of all things hockey and a proud Marine Corps spouse of seventeen years.

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Fun on Okinawa: Okuma Beach Fest returns April 20-21

In Okinawa, the temperatures in April can get so hot you might think it’s already summer. Head to Okuma Beach to celebrate the return of the summer heat at its annual festival featuring live music, fun activities and more.

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Kadena AB American Festival returns April 27

It’s time again for American Festival, a community favorite, on Kadena Air Base.

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Dandelion Press military student writing contest

Social and mental health can be hard as a military child.

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Celebrating resilience and history: The Stars and Stripes Museum honors the Month of the Military Child

Nestled in the heart of America, the Stars and Stripes Museum stands as a testament to military journalists who have chronicled the essence of service and sacrifice.

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What to know about Japan’s business card etiquette

In Japan, “meishi,” or business cards, are an ever-important tool for Japanese salarymen.

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Show love to your 2024 graduate in Stripes Grad Tab

High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to once again be putting together our annual Grad Tab, highlighting information on all of the Pacific DoDEA high schools and their graduating classes.

Photo Of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force David Flosi coins U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lillie Jimenez Guzman, 353rd Special Operations Wing imagery analyst, during his visit to Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 6, 2024.

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Air Force leaders focus on ACE during Kadena visit

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force David Flosi visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 6, to observe Team Kadena’s unique capabilities and ongoing efforts to re-optimize for great power competition.

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Stationed on Okinawa? Island officials urging you to conserve water!

Okinawa is facing a water shortage, and measures are being taken to mitigate the danger.

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Fun in Okinawa: Upcoming events on base

There are some great events coming up.

Photo Of U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Stephen Liszewski, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, greets Zach Dungca, a supervisor with the Family Advocacy Program, Behavioral Health, Marine Corps Community Services Okinawa, before the signing of the Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, April 1, 2024.

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MajGen Liszewski signs the Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation on Camp Foster

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Stephen Liszewski, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, greets Zach Dungca, a supervisor with the Family Advocacy Program, Behavioral Health, Marine Corps Community Services Okinawa, before the signing of the Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, April 1, 2024.

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Camp Schwab Festival 2024

A child sits in a Utility Task Vehicle on display during the Camp Schwab Festival on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 30, 2024.

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April 1, 1945 remembered – Battle for Okinawa a lasting memory

What began as the largest amphibious operation during WWII in terms of troops, tonnage and firepower on April 1, 1945, ended as the bloodiest struggle in the Pacific campaign.

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Time to pay up! It’s road tax season on Okinawa

Spring in Okinawa is a season for road tax as well as flowers and beach openings. Every year, road tax payment needs to be made between April and May. 

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