Anyone can dine at Okinawa, Japan Exchange restaurants & Expresses

by Kenneth Sampsell
AAFES Okinawa Exchange

Okinawa, Japan —The Army & Air Force Exchanges at Okinawa, Japan is offering a warm welcome—and a bite to eat – to visitors, Department of Defense contractors and civilians at Exchange restaurants and Express locations. 

The Okinawa Exchange’s quick-serve restaurants and Expresses are open for anyone with installation access to dine-in or pick up grab-and-go fare as long as the items are consumed on the installation. 

“Along with serving Service Members and their families, Okinawa Exchanges are pleased to offer food and refreshments to civilian visitors and workers,” said Exchange General Manager Antonio Porter. “All are welcome to dine with us or grab a quick bite—no need to leave the installation for meals.”

All of Okinawa, Japan’s Exchange restaurants offer better-for-you menu choices featuring reduced-calorie entrees. The Okinawa Exchanges carries BE FIT-approved items, including fresh fruit, yogurt, nuts, bottled water and more. Healthier Choices, Healthier Lifestyle shelf tags easily identify these items at Express locations.  

Guidelines on who is authorized to use Okinawa Exchange operations are prescribed by The Air Force Instruction 34-211 (I) and the Armed Services Exchange Regulations, Department of Defense Instruction 1330.21.

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